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Make Coffee Filter Roses

25 January 2010 23,492 views 16 Comments

by heather

Ready for your mind to be blown? Those roses aren't real. They're made from coffee filters. I know! (Insert head explosion here) Sarah Jane from The Crafteteria is the genius mind behind these fabulous fakes. They appear to be time-consuming, but wow, they sure are beautiful! What would you use these for? Give me some of your good ideas in the comments! [and click here for how to make coffee filter roses]

My local dollar store has a decent floral section, including floral wire and tape, and I can also find coffee filters there.

Project Estimate:

  • Paper coffee filters, $1
  • Water color paint box, on hand
  • Floral wire, $1
  • Floral tape, $1
  • Dowel or pencil, on hand

Total: $3

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  • Jessica H said:

    Holy. Crap.

  • Megan said:

    Wow, those are beautiful – and I totally thought they were real! Checking out the tutorial for sure!

  • Jessica said:

    Wow! I never would have guessed those weren’t real! Or made of coffee filters!

  • pam said:

    Yeah! I think Jessica said it all! I am amazed – totally amazed. They look very real.

    Uses you asked! Well the obvious – uncrushable boutonnieres and corsages for wedding attire!

    Me? I would tie them to the branches of my summer seasonal tree, of course!

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  • anabelle said:

    I made these yesterday for my mom! just a small bouquet and I put them in a soup can that i wrapped with ribbons…. came out gourgeous! they’re not as time consuming as you’d think.

  • Frannie said:

    What an unique idea. Love it.

  • Dawn B. said:

    WOW! Infinately more easier to make than what I saw on Martha Stewart web page … and just as pretty!

  • Sylvia said:

    Do you have some kind of award to give her? Ah.Maz.ing. I’m still not convinced that they aren’t real. Those are SO beautiful and realistic.

  • Anna M. said:

    They look so real, it’s amazing.

  • ThriftyBride said:

    I made a few of these the other day and they came out BEAUTIFUL!! Thank you SO much for posting this– I’ll be using them at my wedding this Summer.

  • how to make coffee said:

    Wow, that’s amazingly crafty! I imagine it will take a bit of work make those, but wow again!

  • Taylor said:

    I tired this out and featured it on my website today. Thanks for the tutorial!


  • Sarita said:

    GOR-GEOUS! I wish I had know about these when I made my wedding bouquet. They are soooo realistic! I think I may try to make them using food coloring instead of water colors as that is what I have on hand. Great Job! Give that girl a cookie!

  • Molly said:

    I totally thought you were showing a picture of real roses and then the coffee filter ones were going to be under them… SO AWESOME! I still (almost) don’t believe those aren’t real roses. I love your site.. just started looking around, and I think I’ll stay a while.

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    […] they weren’t real and, in fact, coffee filters. I originally found the bouquet via a post on Dollar Store Crafts. […]