Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Coffee Filter Flowers Tutorial

First step, find old school coffee filters, you know the ones that went in the pull out basket.
Like these:

Next grab a few and run them through your cuttlebug using these..( which I think are nestabilities)
 (or cut some scalloped circles)
 There are about 10-15 circles of coffee filters:

Next take a fastener (cheap ones, you can always add glitter to it, a sticker, some ink etc.
 You can see if you just put the fastener through all the layers and fluff it that it begins to look like a flower...

Once you put the fastener through and flat on back, then began smashing petals upward...
 I really did this with my left hand however I broke my thumb when I was 8 and it is a tad funny looking so I didnt want it in the picture.
Thats it, you could of course spritz them with ink or leave white.  It also works with papers but you need to kinda crumble the papers first before putting the fastener on.
Thats it--super quick--fun--and turn out really cute!

. Fluff around until you get the flower you decide on...
This is one I made a bouquet of flowers for the card. 

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and try some for your projects.
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Kim 


  1. Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Oh how fun! Thank you so much! They are gorgeous and it looks like I could possibly make these! :) Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

  3. nice! thanks for the tutorial, they look awesome.

  4. That's very clever ! All i` need to do now is find the coffee filters ! lol.


  5. that's how you did those amazing flowers - love em, thnaks for sharing - the hunt for coffee filters begins here!! Esther xx

  6. So clever.. and such an effective result...

  7. Your card is beautiful Kim, and the flowers stunning! Thanks so much for the tutorial! Maria x

  8. Kim These Altered Coffee Filters are Absolutely Great! So Easy & So Gorgeous!
    What a Beautiful Full Flower they make!!
    Got to buy more coffee filters now to try them! Will have to hand cut mine though! How round is your finished flower? Hugs,Tee

  9. Beautiful card,
    I do my flowers quite similar way!
    And you can spritz what colour you need,

  10. oh kim hun what a brilliant tutorial just need to find some coffee filters now,hun stunning result hugs cherylxxxx

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  12. Fabulous tutorial Kim!! I'll have to try to make some of these! Thank you for sharing it!!
    Nancy xx

  13. WOW how quick and easy. Thanks so much for sharing. Now I have to pick up some coffee filters.

  14. Thank you tons for that tutorial!
    It is far easier than I thought!
    How many filters can you cut at once? I have a cuttlebug and nestabilities so I can actually do this right!
    Sorry about your thumb!

  15. Hi Kim! Thanks so much for sharing this!! So fun and easy!! I love easy!! LOL So simple yet elegant! These could go anyway you wanted them to really! Can't wait to make some! I even have the filters and the brads! Yay! XO Fran.

  16. Kim, your work is really impressive as well as easy to get idea about flower making from your step by step graphics. I enjoyed lot.

  17. Thanks for sharing Kim, your card and flowers are fabulous. We don't drink coffee in our house apart from the odd cup of instant so I'll have to go shopping for some filter papers.
    xxx Hazel.

  18. Hi Kim,

    This is a wonderful tutorial. I am going to give it a try in miniature.

    Thank you.


  19. So CUTE!!! Thankx for sharing :)

  20. Wow. I am totally loving this beautiful idea.. It can also make a wonderful decoration.. I'll keep you updated when I feature it in upcoming party.. This week we have paint chip theme.. :)
    Take care
    P.S: Is there a chance you might be interested in sharing a project as a featured blogger on my blog? Let me know if you like the idea!

  21. Absolutely gorgeous card! Those flowers are amazing!! Got to give that a try!!

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  22. Gorgeous flower! Thanks for sharing how you made it!

  23. I Love Your craft Ideas. They Are So Much Fun To Make. Please Keep Up The Good Work

  24. What a fantastic idea! Huge thanks for the detailed tutorial. Cindy

  25. Kim, your card and flowers are fabulous. We don't drink coffee in our house apart from the odd cup of instant so I'll have to go shopping for some filter papers.

  26. that it is lovely flowers.thanks for this a great post and images.

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  27. Really beautiful stuff! i absolutely <3 them!

  28. Wow ... What a beautiful tutorial its really nice thank you for sharing i was looking for some like this!!! worthy to waiting. I will come back soon!
    Thank you

  29. very beautiful tutorial.

    i become a follower of your blog!

  30. I love this idea - and so clever using paper fasteners. Beautiful and featured -


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