Thursday, July 14, 2011

New twist on Coffee Filter Flowers.

I have been making coffee filter flowers with kids for years!  We showcased a version of them using food coloring to dye them on episode 110 of Creative Juice.   Now we are using paint and glitter paint to add the bold pop of color to the flowers.  For the vase we recycled a chip can. The can was coated in Mod Podge, wrapped with paper and decorated with Popsicle sticks and paper flowers.  This project was designed for Plaid.....Please visit this link to see all our Plaid Projects.

Let's Make!

For the Vase:
Flower Print Scrapbook Paper 12X12
Chip Tube - Cleaned (Pringles works well)
Ruler and Pencil
Foam Paintbrush
Mod Podge ® Matte
2 Wood Popsicle Sticks
FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Citrus Green
Craft Glue
Paper Flowers, Buttons, Scrap Ribbons


1. Wrap the scrapbook paper around the cleaned chip can. Trim the paper to fit around the can with a little over hang on the ends. Coat the back of the paper with Mod Podge. Position the paper on the chip can. Top-coat with a coat of Mod Podge. Use your fingers to press out any air bubbles. Smooth your brushstrokes. Allow to dry.

2. Paint the Popsicle sticks Citrus Green. Allow to dry. Cut one of the sticks in half. Glue the sticks to the chip can in the style of flower stems.

3. Glue flowers and buttons to the flower stems. Glue ribbon around the top of the chip can.

For the Flowers
Scrap Ribbon Coffee Filters (2 per flower)
Wax paper
FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Turquoise
FolkArt ® Artists Pigments™ - Aqua
Foam Paintbrush
Bamboo Skewer (1 per flower)
Green Yarn (1/2 yard per flower)


1. For each flower you will need to paint two coffee filters. Open and flatten the filters. Place them on wax paper. Dry-brush paint the flowers. Begin with a small amount of Aqua paint on your brush. Lightly paint the filters working from the inside of the circle to the outer edge. Leave white spaces to add highlights to the flowers.

2. Add glitter highlights by randomly painting a coat of Turquoise Extreme Glitter over the filters.

Place the two filters wrong-sides together. Pierce the center with the bamboo skewer. Slide the filters to almost the end of the skewer. Add a drop of glue and scrunch the filters to form a flower.

Tie a piece of yarn around the bottom of the flower. Wrap the yarn around the base of the flower and to the skewer-stem, tie the end in a knot to secure.

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  1. I have tons of crystal light cans like that, that I have been saving for the perfect craft. Now I just need to make some of the flowers! Love it!

  2. glimmer mists also make beautifully colored flowers... sometimes we leave the insides white (or any other color) and just drag the outer edges through glimmer mist sprayed on a craft sheet. ^_^

  3. Oh....I love the idea of glimmer mist!!! so pretty.


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