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SarahJSaturday
« on: May 26, 2009 10:26:25 PM »



The Coffee Filter Rose Tutorial

Supplies:
Coffee Filters, preferable cone shaped filters. I couldn't find any so I used regular ones.
Floral Wire, I used 22 gauge.
Floral Tape
Scissors
Awl or Needle
Paintbrushes
Water Color Paint
Water for paint
Dowel or something to curl petals



Step 1:
Cut petal shapes in a range of sizes
Cut wire long enough for the stem of the rose
Cut strips of floral tape 1-2'' long until you are sick of cutting (you'll need quite a few of these)



Step 2:
Bend the tip of wire at approximately 1/2''



Step 3:
Roll one of your smallest petals. This will be the center of the flower



Step 4:
Pierce the rolled petal with your awl or needle



Step 5:
Push the wire through the hole in the first petal.



Bend the wire down so it is flat.



Step 6:
Wrap the petal and stem with a strip of floral tape.



Step 7:
Form into petal shape



Pinch the petal at the base to form a slightly convex shape.



You'll do this for all the petals of the rose.



Step 8:

Add more petals using strips of floral tape in a spiral with petal slightly overlapping.

If you are right-handed add in a clockwise fashion.
If you are left-handed add in a counter clockwise fashion.
Later on while shaping the petals with the dowel, this will make things easier.







Now you have an unpainted rose.



Step 9:
Begin painting the rose with water colors. The coffee filters tend to soak up the paint making painting the inside areas easy.

Paint the outside petals working inward towards the center of the rose.

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As you paint each petal, curl the tips of the petals with your dowel. I used a double pointed knitting needle that I made too short. The other side of your paintbrush can also work.

It is better to over-curl, since they uncurl a bit while drying.





Continue painting until you are done. Hang upside down to dry.
Congratulations! You made your very own coffee filter rose! Now make a gazillion more until you drive yourself insane!

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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2009 10:40:00 PM »

aww those look really pretty, thanks for the tutorial it looks really easy to follow with all the pictures. =)
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2009 10:55:53 PM »

Thank you so much for the tutorial! It is so clear well photographed! These are so beautiful! I can't wait to make gazillions of these!  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2009 12:00:17 AM »

thanks so much for the tute! this is great...I'm excited to try it. I am getting married next year and would love to carry a coffee filter rose bouquet, but if I can't do that many I'll settle for boutonniere's ! By the way, this is a very well written tutorial and your roses are stunning  Shocked
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2009 12:22:47 AM »

Thanks for the great tutorial. It's really well written and detailed.
The roses look beautiful! I really like the variety of colors. They look so realistic!
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2009 12:45:24 AM »

thank you all for the compliments!  Cheesy  I was nervous I was going to get a lot of complaints about how many pictures there are.

I forgot to mention about painting, that roses are often somewhat different colors at the tips of the petals and painting them with a gradual change in color makes more realistic roses.

A great website for references for color is http://www.rose-gardening-made-easy.com/rose-varieties.html. I read somewhere that there are over 16,000 varieties of roses! That's quite a few!
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2009 02:21:53 AM »

this is amazing, they look so beautiful and real. This is totally bookmarked.
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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2009 02:51:31 AM »

These look so real!  So beautiful!  When I saw the first photo I couldn't believe that they were not real!  Great tutorial - thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2009 03:13:02 AM »

I love the look of the roses.  You did such a wonderful job on your tutorial.  All the pictures were very helpful.  Thanks for sharing! 
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« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2009 10:37:01 AM »

Great tutorial.  I bookmarked it.  I'll be making these real soon.  Thanks for the tutorial.
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