By contributing writer Jordon
I have been looking for an excuse to try this craft out. I made a Valentine’s Day bouquet for my son’s teacher out of coffee filters. It turned out so cute, and I cannot believe how easy it was! It really got my mind going with other bouquet ideas I could do. But for now, I will share with you how to make a Valentine’s Day Bouquet using coffee filters.
Coffee Filter Bouquet
- Small vase
- 3 inch coffee filters (measured at the base)
- 3-1/4 inch coffee filters (measured at the base)
- Floral wire
- Floral tape
- Red paint
- Glitter paint
- Paint brush
- Glue (any glue will work)
1. Paint your coffee filters. I painted five of each size. I put a coat of the red on and then went over them with the glitter paint. Lay them out to dry.
2. When they are dry, you can start folding them to make your flowers. You have to fold them each in half five times.
4. Once you have made your last fold, cut a notch on the inside of the fold.
5. Unfold once and cut both sides to round the edges. It should now look like a heart!
6. Repeat these steps with the rest of your painted coffee filters and do the same to 10 more plain white coffee filters (five of each size). When you are done, open them all up.
7. Take your floral wire and bend the end into a little loop. Poke the floral wire through the center of one of the smaller filters. Pull it down until it reaches the loop on the wire. Starting with the smaller filters first makes for more proportioned flowers.
8. Put glue all around the base of where your little wire loop is, and then pull the filter up and around the loop of wire and pinch the filter together up and around the wire. Twist it around the wire.
9. Add another filter. Dab some glue at the base and pull it up then pinch and twist. Here is where the creativity comes in. I made some red and white flowers, some plain red ones, and some plain white ones.
10. Keep building your flower until you reach your desired size. With some I used five filters on and some I used three. I like the diversity. Once you have your amount of filters on, use your floral tape to secure the flower. Dab some glue to hold your floral tape and begin to pinch and wrap, pinch and wrap. You want this as tight as you can get it.
11. Cut your wire to the desired height you would like your flowers, and then place them in your vase.
This was such a cute project! The pictures do not do it justice. You can barely see the glitter, but you definitely can in person. My son’s teacher is going to love this!
Happy Valentine’s Day!