Coffee Filter Flower Bouquets

The craft today is a simple, but beautiful one! We’re going to turn ordinary coffee filters into a gorgeous, colourful bouquet (that wont wilt!).

Here’s what you need:

  • Coffee filters for a regular percolator, white.
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Watercolour paints (we used Crayola, they have beautiful and vibrant colours)
  • Water
  • Paintbrushes

Start by flattening out your coffee filter. It doesn’t have to be perfectly flat, it will flatten more when you start working with it.

Using quite a bit of water with your watercolour paints, start painting a pattern or design on your coffee filters. Make concentric circles, polka dots, a tie dye effect…get creative!

Once you’ve painted enough for your bouquet (about 15 or so), lay them flat to dry. Because they are so saturated with water, you may need to leave them overnight.

When they are completely dry, you can start to shape your flowers. Fold your coffee filter in half, then in half again, to make a wedge shape. you can trim the edges to add your interest to your flowers or leave them as is, either way they will be beautiful!

Once you have your wedge shape, snip a bit off the bottom and insert your pipe cleaner. You may need to add a bit of tape so the pipe cleaner stays put. Fluff up your coffee filter so it looks like a flower and place it in a vase or jug.

Continue until you have a whole bouquet!

As someone who cannot keep plants alive, this is my kind of bouquet! Give it a try!

-Mel

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