Today I’m excited to share my fun paper flowers I created for the hitched event! They are really easy to make and lots of variations you can do with them to customize them for your day or event.
These are the basic things you will need to make the coffee filter flowers:
1. Coffee Filters
2. Multi-Blade Shredding Scissors – you can buy them online here (if you don’t own these, you will find they are so useful for lots of things!)
3. Scotch Tape
4. I used paper covered wire I bought at Michaels, you can also use thin wood sticks
5. Sewing Pattern Paper
First, take 2 coffee filers and fold them in half. Then cut the petals like this picture – 3 per side. Cut a small cross in the center (this will be to go through the stem/stick). When you open the petals, they should look like the botom photos. You can then round the petals more if you like.
Next, cut a piece of the sewing paper 12″ x 16″ sized. Fold it as an accordion long ways with the fold 2″ wide.
Now it’s time to use the scissors! Start cutting on the side with the most folds (one side should have 3 folds, that is the side I recommend cutting on). After the side has the cuts, time to wrap it around your stick like below. Keep wrapping until it is all around the stick. Secure the paper with some scotch tape.
Then you will take your coffee filter and one at a time, slide them up the stick and tape them to the bottom of the pom. And that’s it! Super easy. You can vary the size of the pom to give some variety to the flowers (you can do this by using a 6″ x 16″ paper or some other size paper – have fun with it!).
I wanted to show easy ways you could take this idea and mix it up. For these below I did the first pom in one color of tissue paper, then took another color and wrapped it around the first pom. The bottles are Starbucks Frappacino bottles! I took off the labels and spray painted them gold – they have 2 different sizes also to give some variety.
And these flowers were created from magazine pages! I used a Bloomingdale’s catalog and a Victoria’s Secret catalog. I love all the fun colors – kind of a surprise how they will turn out color wise – and the paper is free! :) They were placed in mason jars and I wrapped some pretty fabric around the jars tied in a loose knot.
I love these ideas and hope you do also. So easy, inexpensive + customizable – perfect! There are so many different types of paper you could use to give it your own look or fit in with your colors. Happy Crafting!
These are so adorable and charming :) I’m going to give them a try this weekend
saw these in person at hitched and was swooning over them! you were busy talking to someone though and i was too shy to make an introduction. love your blog!
so cute and fun! I love seeing great DIY projects
LOVE these…very creative.
MULTI BLADE SCISSORS? you just blew my mind. so cute and crafty, Jenn!
This is so great, loving this idea for centerpieces or cute little favors!
this is super cute! thanks for sharing, jen!
Cutest wedding DIY I’ve seen in a while. Thanks for sharing!
Hooray! DIY projects! Love it!
Jen. You are awesome. Who else would have multi-blade scissors? I didn’t even know they existed!
Poppy is my favorite flower! You made my day! Love from Hungary! <3
These are so adorable. I can’t wait to make them. Thanks for breaking it down into such easy steps!
Oh hello Thanksgiving decor! Thanks for the great instructions, yipee!
You are incredible, Jen! These are darling!
Am so completely in love with these little gems!
HELLO, AWESOME IDEA, THANKS FOR SHARING! DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU FIND SEWING PAPER? I HAVE TRIED EVERYWHERE?? THANKS
Chad – I found the sewing paper at Jo-Ann Fabrics. It was $1.99 for a pack which was more than enough to make 10 flowers :)
Absolutely adorable flowers!
Love your tutorial, thanks for sharing.
I linked this post on my blog :)
Cata, from Tuscany
Jen- Hey Thank you soo much! I went there and looked, but they looked at me like I was crazy. Or they only showed me white pattern. Did you actually find this tan/off white style? Is there a name Im missing? Thanks
Recently I went on a date with a very special lady. I usually get her a red rose on each date. This time I waited to late and the flower shop closed. I remembered looking at this and I wondered if I could do it with fabric. So I proceded to make it with a soft rose pink fabirc. Instead of a craft stick, I went and picked a random stick out of the yard. I wrapped cream lace around the base of the flower to hide the bottom of it and wrapped it about half way down the stick. I added some touches of gold and ivory buttons and it turned out purty much awesome. She loved it and said she is going to use it in her wedding someday!(hopefully its me!!!) I wish I could share my picture of it!