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