Friday, June 12, 2009

Coffee Filter Rose Tutorial

Hello All!!!! It's a Special Day today!! This will be my first Tutorial on the blog. I've had quite a few questions about what people can do once they've ordered these pretty hand dyed Coffee filter cakes from my Etsy shop.So I am going to explain step by step how you can easily create these gorgeous coffee filter roses.

Gathering your tools & Materials: You will need..Scissors, Leaves, 2 Stamens, 2 Coffee Filters, 3 inch piece of wire

Step 1: Having 2 coffee filter sitting on top of each other, Fold them in half, then in half again.

Step 2: Cut a small triangle off the bottom corner of the folded coffee filters.
This step is done so that you don't have alot of unnecessary bulk at the bottom of the rose.
Step 3: Cut 2 or 3 Scallops out of the coffee filters longer curved side...These will be the petals.
Step 4: Unfold and cut through both coffee filters in any spot. Cutting it gives you a starting point to begin curling the roses center.
Step 5: The very first curl you make will by somewhat tight then begin to get looser as you pinch the bottom of the rose and turn. You will Gather and spin the rose until you are out of your strip of coffee filter.

Step 6: Wrap your 3 inch piece of florist wire around the bottom of the rose making sure to get all layers of paper. About 1/4 of an inch up.
This is when you can leave the rose simple as it is or you can go onto the optional embellishing steps.

Optional steps: Fold two double headed stamens in the center and glue into center of rose (I use hot glue) You can also use vintage book paper cut into leaves or leaves from a fabric flower to glue onto either side of the bottom of the rose so you can not see the wire.

I hope you have tons of fun making these roses! Please let me know if you have any questions about this process. Leave me a comment or E-mail me at

And remember...If this is just too much work..... Come and get some from my shop! :)


Jeanneoli said...

How fun! Thanks for sharing.

Pat said...

Isn't blogging fun? I had a comment from you on my blog today, so I came to check you out and thank you....and you are showing how to make coffee filter roses...something I have been wondering how to do! I looked at some other posts also...very nice!!! Take care. Pat

Magic Moonlight said...

Thank-you for sharing this tutorial, I think I can do that, I love your Roses, I will try ...Have a wonderful day!Blanca.

Barb said...

Great job on your first tutorial!!!

Do love the ones you make though, and really enjoying the tags i got from you.
Such a great price frees up my time to do other things! =0)

Barbara Jean

Lynzie said...

Those are cute little flowers, I will have to remember this idea.

Tammy said...

These are gorgeous! Thanks for showing us how to create them. I enjoyed receiving your tag in the Majestic Feathers Tag Swap. Thank you so much.

Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

I'm so going to try this. Fun. :) Your recent etsy additions are gorgeous-as usual.

Room design studio said...

this is easy and fun!! thanks for sharing..

Ludid said...

Angela, I just started using these metal wires of different colors. Love them. This is such a lovely idea; thank you for sharing it with us.

Catharina Maria said...

Thanks for sharing , they are wonderful !
Love form the Netherlands ♥RINI♥

diseño web said...

Woow nice , how can get this material? thanks

Lindsey said...

Any suggestions on how to attach a stem? I guess just wrap the top of the stem around the base of the flower where the floral wire is?

littlebitwired said...

Very Clever!

diseño grafico said...

thanks for this usefull informations..
now i find what i want to know..

jenclair said...

So soft and pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Tangerine said...

Nice post and blog. XD