Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Paper Rose Tutorial

The Coffee Filter Rose Tutorial



Supplies:
Coffee Filters, preferable cone shaped filters. I couldn't find any so I used regular ones.
Floral Wire, I used 22 gauge.
Floral Tape
Scissors
Awl or Needle
Paintbrushes
Water Color Paint
Water for paint
Dowel or something to curl petals



Step 1:
Cut petal shapes in a range of sizes
Cut wire long enough for the stem of the rose
Cut strips of floral tape 1-2'' long until you are sick of cutting (you'll need quite a few of these)


Step 2:
Bend the tip of wire at approximately 1/2''


Step 3:
Roll one of your smallest petals. This will be the center of the flower



Step 4:
Pierce the rolled petal with your awl or needle


Step 5:
Push the wire through the hole in the first petal.


Bend the wire down so it is flat.



Step 6:
Wrap the petal and stem with a strip of floral tape.


Step 7:
Form into petal shape


Pinch the petal at the base to form a slightly convex shape.

You'll do this for all the petals of the rose.


Step 8:
Add more petals using strips of floral tape in a spiral with petal slightly overlapping.

If you are right-handed add in a clockwise fashion.
If you are left-handed add in a counter clockwise fashion.
Later on while shaping the petals, this will make things easier.





Now you have an unpainted rose.



Step 9:
Begin painting the rose with water colors. The coffee filters tend to soak up the paint making painting the inside areas easy.

Paint the outside petals working inward towards the center of the rose.




As you paint, curl the tips of the petals with your dowel. I used a double pointed knitting needle that I made too short. The other side of your paintbrush can also work.

It is better to over-curl, since they uncurl a bit while drying.





Continue painting until you are done.
Congratulations! You made your very own coffee filter rose! Now make a gazillion more until you drive yourself insane!

If you would like coffee filter roses made for you, email me at sarahjsaturday@gmail.com to discuss rates.

58 comments:

Atheris said...

Great tutorial! They look so beautiful and VERY realistic! I SO have to make some of these!

- Jo

Atheris said...

Forgot to say I came from Craftster- LOVE that site but you had so many comments there and none here so I posted my rave reviews here. :)

I know where Carmichael is too! My sister lives in Sac and I have friends in Citrus Heights as well- both very close! I go up there all the time to visit my sister.

2 Virgos Designs said...

superb and eay to follow tutorial for a unique carft! Thank you.

Monika said...

Love these roses. I think I need them.

Emily said...

You reminded me! At my sister's friend's house we played with water colors, and I've been itching to buy some ever since! The itch has now become even more persistent! How did you get the idea for these flowers?

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Amazing!

Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

I found these awhile back at Craftster and they totally blew my mind. I'm linking to them on Dollar Store Crafts on 1/25 http://dollarstorecrafts.com/2010/01/coffee-filter-roses/

JHill said...

SO amazing. I am definitely going to have to try my hand at these!

Onna said...

WOW! That's all I can really say is WOW! These are fantastic and I would have bet serious money they were real! Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing

Paperelle said...

I saw these on Dollar Store Crafts- amazing! I actually have all of these supplies on hand after some holiday wreathmaking. I wonder how it works with unbleached coffee filters?

Mama King said...

So beautiful! Coming over from Dollar Store Crafts. Just amazing. I am going to try this right away!

Omi S. and her dog, Bender Oak Cannon said...

These are absolutely amazing. I can totally see some white ones touched with pink or light red on the edges being used in a very "eco" bridal boutique, and then, afterward, you could press them into a wedding album.

Amazing!

Mrs. Wright said...

I'm blow away! These are awesome! I'm always looking for something for my mom for Mother's Day that she'd love but doesn't cost any money (she hates when we buy her stuff). This will be PERFECT! Thank you!

K @ Prudent and Practical said...

What a wonderful idea! These would make a great budget bouquet for a bride. How long did it take to make one? The whole bouquet? Just curious!

Anabelle said...

i'm making some now for my mothers birthday and they're coming out gorgeous! thank you!

christine said...

They turned out great! Reminds me of the flowers we made from crepe paper.

Deez Nailz ~ where the CANADIAN Bloggers at ? said...

WOW! These are so beautiful!

Thank you for sharing this tutorial!

Keaki@DomesticAddiction said...

Thanks for sharing! It's a very neat craft.

Blog Buddy said...

Way cool roses! Thanks for sharing:) I love these beauties-♥

Alicia said...

Beautiful! How to use them? On a cheap Easter bonnet, hot glued to a straw purse, in a crystal vase filled with stones or glass pebbles, pinned along the top or edge of a curtain, hot glued to a lampshade...ooohhh, the possibilities!

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These are absolutely beautiful! I've seen them before and every time I think they look way too hard for me to make, but you've made this sound really easy. Thanks for the tutorial and the great photos to go along with!

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Kim said...

This is so amazingly beautiful, I'm speechless. I'm not sure I'd have the patience to do this...

Heidi said...

Very beautiful! I live just up the road in Lincoln :)

icandy... said...

OMG!!!
These are GORGEOUS!!!
Thanks for sharing!!
OX
Christina

Maestro said...

so incredibly beautiful! I'm very impressed. :)

Diana said...

wow, those are AWESOME!!! gonna hafta try this sometime... i have loads of those supplies on hand!

{p.s. our last name is carmichael *grin* }

Anonymous said...

ooo. it looks beautiful and real. but i am just wondering why won't you paint the petals first before sticking them on?

Lauren said...

This is so cool. I am excited to try this out. If you don't mind, I'd like to then put my results on my blog http://littleluckylife.blogspot.com so that my friends can replicate it. I can't get over how real they look!

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Sharon House said...

Hi Sara Jane! Wonderful tutorial for such pretty paper roses. I would like to place a link to your tutorial from my blog posting next week about tons of ways to use coffee filters around the house and in your art/crafts. May I also use the photo in my posting?

Thanks...

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Sonia said...

Hi Sara, these beauties are fabulous..thank you so much for the patient tutorial..I'm making these sometime soon now!

jerseytjej said...

Very pretty and I just discovered it on someone else s blog that linked to the original post!

Iris Designs said...

Thank you for sharing this!

I wanted to share this on my blog- is it ok to post a photo and link to your tutorial? It's so beautiful.

Lauren Ashby said...

I made these and when I posted the pictures to my Facebook I got so mucg positive feedback that I did an entry on my blog about them and linked it to your tutorial! I hope everyone comes on over and does it, because it's great and very easy to follow! Come n over and see!

pozypeacock said...

I am totally going to try and make this! Watercolor paints! I am in. I do watercolor painting and this takes it to a whole next level. Love your profile as it describes me too.
Awesome blog!

Nicci said...

This is amazing! I have been saving my used filters for weeks not knowing why! haha! But i just knew i could do something cool with them! so thank you!

Also, i found this youtube video of a woman who made a grunge flower out of coffee filters! They were so easy to make and looked so esthetically pleasing!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ljGryyKDYc

poppylovesaparty said...

Gorgeous! What a wonderful discovery for a snowed in Southerner. Thank goodness I have all of the materials at home. I may not see a grocery store for another week.

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These are absolutely stunning! I'd love to feature these on my wedding planning blog if you don't mind. Thanks for sharing! DeeLovelyDay.blogspot.com

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Anonymous said...

These are beautiful! I will send a link to several nieces. They will enjoy making these for their moms! I think I will make some, too. I might make enough to give all the ladies at church for Mothers Day! :-)

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plattn said...

I have made these using tissue paper and coffee filters and they are so nice and easy to make. When i was done i dipped them into melted wax and they last for a long time. I have had mine for 12 years now and they still look very nice!!

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Hi Sarah,
I was admiring your pretty painted roses. Love them.
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Maryellen Baughman said...

Talent & Patience! I'm going to give this a shot, you make it look so easy! I envy your creativity...thank you so much for sharing your talent!

Anonymous said...

I love it! I have made coffee filter flowers before, but nothing like this! I can t wait to try this. Thank You for the detailed instructions. :)