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Decorative flowers
This makes a great kids craft as the coffee filters hold up much better than tissue paper when making them.

Posted by KMOM14 from Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States • Published See KMOM14's 371 projects »
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  • How to make a paper flower. Coffee Filter Flower - Step 1
    Step 1

    Keep the coffee filter together and press them down flat.

  • How to make a paper flower. Coffee Filter Flower - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold the coffee filters up accordion style (I folded about an inch in and ended up with three pleats total, but you could make the folds larger or smaller).

  • How to make a paper flower. Coffee Filter Flower - Step 3
    Step 3

    Continue folding until you get to the end of the filter

  • How to make a paper flower. Coffee Filter Flower - Step 4
    Step 4

    Fold in half an snip the corner in the center diagonally on each side slightly (this will be where you will twist the pipe cleaner later. For now, leave the filters folded.

  • How to make a paper flower. Coffee Filter Flower - Step 5
    Step 5

    Put approximately 1/2 cut water in a bowl and 6 -10 drops of food coloring and mix it up.

  • How to make a paper flower. Coffee Filter Flower - Step 6
    Step 6

    Stick the ends in the food coloring and allow it to saturate for a few minutes.

  • How to make a paper flower. Coffee Filter Flower - Step 7
    Step 7

    Take out and allow to dry.

  • How to make a paper flower. Coffee Filter Flower - Step 8
    Step 8

    Next, mix approx 1/4 cut water in a bowl and 6-10 drops of food coloring

  • How to make a paper flower. Coffee Filter Flower - Step 9
    Step 9

    Stick the folded center into the mixture, allow it to saturate until the color starts to meet up the color from the ends.

  • How to make a paper flower. Coffee Filter Flower - Step 10
    Step 10

    Remove and unbend at center but leave the pleats folded. Allow to dry.

  • How to make a paper flower. Coffee Filter Flower - Step 11
    Step 11

    Once dry, take the 1/2 piece of pipe cleaner and twist around the center to make the stamens. You can leave up or twist the two sides into loops.

  • How to make a paper flower. Coffee Filter Flower - Step 12
    Step 12

    Start separating the layers on one side of the pipe cleaner, pulling the top layer to the right, the 2nd layer to the left, the 3rd layer to the right and 4th layer to right. Repeat on the other side of the pipe cleaner and you are done.

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The Wannabe Ninja
The Wannabe Ninja · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 5 projects
Have you ever made hats out of these? They're really fun, too. This project looks like something that's impossible to mess up too bad...nice how-to.
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
thanks, they looks great !
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Kiki
Kiki · Canada, CA · 6 projects
Very pretty yet so simple! Lovely Happy
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soon
Beautiful flowers nice tutorial with great pics and explanation!
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