Paper Flowers Made Out Of….
I can’t believe these gorge paper flowers are made of coffee filters. What will they think of next, right?
After finding these super fab pictures on bridalmusings.com I just about fell out of my chair, so head over to bridalmusings.com for the full tutorial, but here is a little snippet until you get there:
Instructions from Bridal Musings to Make Paper Flowers:
1. Realistic Roses via Emalee Design ~ an in-depth photo tutorial using the intricate petal shape template by Martha Stewart mentioned above. This method is very detailed, it even involves rolling the edge of each petal around a pencil to create a natural effect. Emalee actually made loads of these roses for her wedding decor! However, unless you have a lot of time, I think this style is best suited to small quantities such as bouquets or button holes.
2. Rolled Roses via Salvaged whimsy ~ a much simpler technique, involving cutting a spiral shape into your coffee filter and simply rolling it in on itself. Then using hot glue at the base to ensure the roses don’t unravel. (Full tutorial here.) I really like the finished effect and think these would be so pretty for a backdrop, or a wreath (like no. 8 above) and it wouldn’t take too long to create large quantities.
3. A Variety Of Roses via Aunt Peaches~ this brilliant photo tutorial outlines 3 different techniques for creating coffee filter roses including a pleating technique, ruffling technique and a multi-layered technique to create larger roses. I love the effect of mixing and matching the different roses. These would make lovely, full, ‘floral’ centerpieces on a budget.
4. Super Easy Flowers (No Glue Gun Needed!) via Two Shades Of Pink~ this is by far the easiest way to create coffee filter flowers quickly and in large quantities. All you need is coffee filters, scissors, masking tape and a stapler! Check out the paper flowers video tutorial below.
Another reason I like Bridal Musings?
This terrific post on her Number One Piece of Marriage Advice. Check it out here.)
So what do you think about paper flowers – yay or nay?
Give me your comments and feedback below. And, oh, by the way, don’t forget to tell a friend if you like what you see! xo