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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

14 Days of Valentines: Day 1 Coffee Filter Flowers

This is Day 1 of 14 Days of Valentines, a countdown to Valentine's Day one craft at a time.

Love the look of fresh blooms, but hate the whole wither & die aspect of them?  Lacking a valentine or have one that drops the ball on the whole flowers bit?  Here's a simple craft to make your own blooms that are guaranteed to last.  Now, if you miss the sweet fragrance of fresh flowers ~ try this with your favorite dryer sheets!


  • Coffee filters
  • Pipe Cleaners (I used brown because I had them on hand)

Take one coffee filter fold in half and then continue folding in half four more times.

Round off the edges of the widest end.

Repeat steps 1&2 until you have your desired fullness for the flower.

Open up one coffee filter and begin gathering the other filters inside the open filter.

Wrap pipe cleaner around gathered filters.

Fluff out the filters and you're done!

13 days and counting!



  1. very nice! i must try these--- especially since I always have coffee filters on hand! :) thanks for linking up at Summit Street's Handmade Valentine party!!!


  2. Those are adorable! I want to make some for my place now!

  3. SO simple and pretty!


  4. These are so cute! I want to make them for my new bedroom! I've made a coffee filter wreath before but have never seen flowers. Cute idea!

  5. So cute! They look like giant carnations or peonies!
    Thanks for linking it up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party! I just added a new feature post tonight and this is included! :)

  6. It's been so long since I've made a coffee filter flower. They're so lovely...think I may have to give them another go! Would be delighted for you to share this at Mop it Up Mondays: http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/02/mop-it-up-mondays-party-2.html

    (your newest follower)

  7. I really like this idea...great for spring decorating (or for Valentines day)!

  8. Just "pinned" this idea. I'm going to make some for Valentine's Day.

  9. These are so pretty! I'm pinning this and following you! Thanks for sharing, found you via More the Merrier Monday

  10. Add a little watercolor (I prefer Colorations liquid watercolors from Discount School Supply). Adding it by eyedropper and just let it flow as the filter will absorb. Then you can make a bouquet with a variety of colors!


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