(Closed) Coffee Filter Roses

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

As my wedding was bare bones, I never even looked into anything DIY so when I thought of coffee filter roses, I definitely wasn’t imagining something like your photos.

Sorry I can’t give you advice on the durability, but for what it’s worth, they are beautiful and to me, they look like something people would buy in a store, not something homemade.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

love the flowers =) they’re gorgeous.  I will say I admire your will to do 300, I did about 200 coffee filter flowers (slightly different design though) and by the end, I was sooo sick of them. 

I made most of my coffee filter flowers around January to April of this year, and I haven’t been storing them away from light and they look very much like they did when I made them.  I’m not too concerned with them fading over time and my wedding date is after yours.  Good luck!

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I have been making these since march of this year my wedding is in April. I have had a little bit of unraveling at thebottom of the stems but . One warning the floral tape from Michales is super sticky and will make everything  you touch sticky too. I have used watercolor to paint them and have had no fading

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I did coffee filter flowers too, actually… I am still doing them! I have about 15 more to do.  I will be so glad to get them over with.  Just store them in a place they won’t get crushed.  I worked on mine for months now.  I just used diluted acrylic craft paint.  Acrylic paint is pretty durable.  Anything will fade in the sun over time, but it probably would take more than a few months.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@NatashaGoslow:  I am making my an antique pink and cream color.  I am doing mine by using a plastic storage container that you’d put a sandwich in.  I use about half a bottle of light pink, add a dot of burnt umber and a little vintage white, I mix it up really well and fill it up with water.  I then take about ten filters at a time and color them.  With the cream, I use half the vintage white and a couple dots of burnt umber and add the water.  After they dry over night, I construct the flowers.  I then would take the light pink and mix white and burnt umber to get a more concentrated color, get my paint brush really wet and dip in the paint and paint the outside edge of the flowers to get a more dimensional look.  I have many flowers to still do the second part to.  I may not even do them all.  We will see!

Post # 12
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342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Mine aren’t roses, but you can kinda of see the color in this picture

 

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Thanks for the advice on taking a lighter to the edges I will do that! Also there is a really good you tube video about painting them with water color it is in French with English subtitles.  I would love to see more pics of everyone’s flowers as they come along! Here are some of mine

Post # 14
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504 posts
Busy bee

I cant believe how beautiful those are. My daughter is doing everything real flowers except her tossing bouquet.

Are these so easy an idiot could do them?

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

Here is my coffee filter bouquet, all the flowers are made of coffee filters and food colouring, it was a ton of work but totally worth it (only lost one button on the big day). I made it months in advance, never lost its colour.

 

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

wow, all of these flowers look amazing. 

 

@NatashaGoslow:  the issue with your floral tape, are you stretching it enough to make it stick?  i find when it’s stretched, the layer is thinner and holds in place better.  never had an issue with it lifting this way.

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