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This is such a great paper craft for all ages and levels. It literally just takes a few simple squiggles and voila–you’ve got beautiful, festive flowers from everyday coffee filters! This craft is so simple, so fun, and so unique–no two flowers are alike. You are going to love these beautiful coffee filter flowers.
This past weekend, we attended the big Family Fun Festival at High Museum (the Atlanta art museum). Their family activities are always so much fun and their Mother’s Day festival was no exception!
We had a great time making these beautiful paper flowers!
They were so easy and I loved how everyone’s flowers were each unique. They were all like snowflakes-NO TWO WERE ALIKE.
I’m also a big fan of people watching, and I have to say I got such a big kick out of watching all the families around us participating in this art project. From their first doodles to watching their faces light up when the piece they thought would look like trash really turned into a piece of art….it really was quite beautiful.
Even my husband got in on the fun. He does not consider himself artsy or crafty at all and once he saw everyone else scribbling away, he joined in too. His flower is the top one below with the straight lines. It reminds me of a Mondrian-style white rose.
This project is so easy that you DO NOT NEED ANY ARTISTIC ABILITY. In fact, the flowers that were made with simple lines and squiggles seemed to come out the best.
That being said—if you want to put a lot of detail and time into it, you can. I added more shading and lines and ….ok yes, I put a bunch of work into it….but it was MY Day and I had FUN. It really was quite relaxing just sitting there, coloring, making art with my family and people watching.
One bit of advice—don’t put too much work into the center of the coffee filter because once you start folding and fluffy the pieces, that detail will be hidden. (I obviously didn’t realize this when i added all the detail to the center of mine-as pictured above, LOL). Add more of your color and lines to the outer edges.
How to Make Beautiful Flowers Out of Simple Coffee Filters
- 6 coffee filters per flower
- 1 large bead for the center
- 1 green fuzzy craft stick (aka pipe cleaner)
- hole punch
- variety of different colored markers
- Optional: smaller beads if you want to make this into a bracelet
Steps to create the coffee filter flowers
- Gather 6 coffee filters together and punch 2 holes in the middle. Space them about 1/2 an inch apart.
- Start decorating with your markers. If you want the colors to bleed through, layers the coffee filters on top of each other. Most importantly–HAVE FUN! You seriously can’t mess this up. Squiggles, lines, and patterns of shapes seem to work best.
- When you have all your layers complete, it’s time to add the green fuzzy craft stick (pipe cleaner) for the stem. Stack the coffee filters on top of each other and line up the holes. Feed the top quarter of fuzzy stick through 1 of the holes. Next, add the large bead and finish feeding the fuzzy stick through the second hole, then bend and twist with the main stem.
- Pro-Tip: if you want to make a corsage or bracelet, feed the entire fuzzy stick through the holes and twist the ends together.
4. Option: If you’re making a bracelet, you can add the smaller beads to the fuzzy stick for some added bracelet flare.
So what do you think?
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HI! I’m a Shana, self-proclaimed Media Mixologist, wife, and mom to two little girls. I love to mix up cocktails of crafts, recipes, wellness, family and business with just the right amount of sparkle to help you shine everyday. So, grab a glass, and let’s celebrate the cocktail of life!