These are so pretty! I came across Michella Marie's tutorial and I had to try it!! I couldn't wait to run out and get the wire and floral tape! Everything else, I had on hand. :)
They were fun to make and it was quick and easy with a satisfying end result!!
I dyed the first ones pink, with the pink neon gel food coloring. I really didn't care for those, they didn't look very realistic to me, but I used those pictures in the tutorial anyways.
Since purple is my favorite color, I think I'll do a few in purple just to see if they turn out. ¯\(°_o)/¯ If they look good I'll post a few pictures...
Also next time I'm going to cut the "petals" a little different (wavy) to see how that looks. :)
Each flower took about 10-15 minutes to make, total!
I think the longest part was waiting for the pink ones to dry!
What you need:
Coffee Filters (I used 6 filters for each flower, 3 small ones that I cut, and 3 normal size) you can use more filters if you want a fuller flower :)
Floral Wire (I used 18 inch 18 gage)
Glue (I used hot glue,but you can use any kind)
Needle Nose Pliers
Food Color (optional)
I used the 3 1/4 inch filters (6-12 cup size) for all of my petals, and cut a 1/2 inch off 3 of them to make the "smaller" size. My end flower size was about as big as my hand, stretched out...give or take a little. You can use the larger paper filters (5 1/4 inch) but this is just what I had on hand, and what I use in my coffee maker.
For the 3, inner smaller filters, this is when I cut them down to the "smaller" size.
|be careful not to cut yourself on this step!|
Making the Flower...
Start out by cutting your wire to length, I cut mine to 6 inches, then using your needle nose pliers, curl one end of wire.
Poke a hole in the center of your 1st filter.
Slide the wire down to the loop.
Pinch and twist the base.
When you have added all the small filters, wrap the base with some floral tape, before you start on the larger filters.
You don't have to wrap the whole wire at this time, just the base, for now
Add another drop of glue (not shown) and begin with the larger filters and repeat with the drop of glue between each filter, until you have added them all. After adding your last filter, using the floral tape, wrap the base, and continue down the whole wire.
All done :)
Make some more...
|White with random pink spots|
|Add pink spots|
|White with pink center with dark pink spots|
This was fun, Thanks Michella! Cant wait to make more....
Let me know how yours turn out!