Frugal Crafting: Creating Beautiful Roses From Coffee Filters

Step-by-step tutorial showing how to make coffee filter roses using inexpensive supplies and common pantry items.
Materials: Leftover red wine, tea bags (1 or 2), white round coffee filters (10-20), and pipe cleaners (sometimes called chenille stems)
Step by step photo guide to creating coffee filter roses
Finished painted coffee filter rose

Esther Fancher
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  • Notsojoy Notsojoy on Jul 20, 2020

    How did you go from bud to full flower, add more spiral cut filters or layers of scrunched whole filters?


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  • Sandy Sandy on May 08, 2015
    I don't see how you got the rose to be 2 toned. Do you alternate the merlot & tea filters? It looks like the petals were painted with the merlot.

    • Esther Fancher Esther Fancher on May 08, 2015
      Sandy, the rose pictured was dyed with Merlot wine. I used a marker with a brush tip in a deep burgundy shade to color the edges of the "petals". Hope this helps!

  • Georgia Georgia on May 09, 2015
    So easy and simple to diy, and the result is very beautiful!!!