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How to Make Coffee Filter Flowers - Tutorials and Patterns

Updated on January 31, 2015

Very Easy Paper Roses - I made them in Peach

My first attempt. In my favorite rose colour - peach
My first attempt. In my favorite rose colour - peach

Coffee Filter Flower Patterns

I've always enjoy paper crafts and have made many tissue paper flowers over the years! When I heard about making flowers out of coffee filters, I was intrigued and had to try it. I was amazed at how easy yet really effective these flowers are to make - and with supplies you probably already have in your cupboard! These are my favourite 10 tutorials - I couldn't say which I like best - they're all beautiful. Really...the flowers are gorgeous! If you can't decide on a colour to make, start with a lovely crisp white or beautiful antique brown and go from there. There's also a video tutorial, ideas for your flowers, wreaths to make, and tips to help you. Most of these tutorials use bowl coffee filters, except the first one which uses cones. Each tutorial has its link, its picture and its supply list. I hope you enjoy making your coffee filter flowers.

Gorgeous Tea Rose

My second flower - a big rose
My second flower - a big rose

Why use Coffee Filters to Make Flowers Anyway?

(The Obvious Question!)

Because......

They are the right shape - most flower patterns require circles. Coffee filters are circles!

They are the right size - Small, medium and large

They are the right texture and thickness - perfect for crinkling

They hold colour perfectly - and come in white or brown

They are inexpensive and handy - for a few dollars, you could make hundreds (depending where you buy!) and for a flower in a pinch, you have them on hand already

A Beautiful Classic Rose

Beautiful pink-edged roses
Beautiful pink-edged roses | Source
Yellow and Pink-tipped Coffee Filter Rose - these roses are incredibly realistic
Yellow and Pink-tipped Coffee Filter Rose - these roses are incredibly realistic | Source

Rose Coffee Filter Flower Tutorial


This is the most complicated of the tutorials, but well worth it as the rose is stunning - very real. This pattern is from Martha Stewart, originally by Cassie Chappell.

Coffee filter rose tutorial and pattern

Supplies For The Big Rose Tutorial

  • 8 Cone Filters, (8 will make one rose)
  • 16-gauge Floral Wire
  • Floral Tape
  • Scissors
  • Watercolor Paint
  • Flat Brush
  • Bamboo Skewer
  • Gluestick

Gorgeous Full Roses

Light Pink Coffee Filter Roses -  Big and Beautiful
Light Pink Coffee Filter Roses - Big and Beautiful | Source
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Rose or Peony Coffee Filter Tutorial 2


These roses are simple to make yet have huge impact. These are a ton of fun to make. From Wedding Bee

Coffee Filter Paper Large Roses

Note: (I put a wire floral stem through the middle instead of the yarn tie so I could stand them in a vase.)

Supplies For The Large Rose

What You'll Need:

  • Coffee Filters (7 filters per flower)
  • Dye of your choice - optional, you could just go with white or brown
  • Bucket and Tarp (Optional)
  • Needle and Yarn
  • Hot water

A Stunning Peony

Coffee Filter Flowers - Yellow and White Peonies
Coffee Filter Flowers - Yellow and White Peonies | Source

Peony Coffee Filter Tutorial

This tutorial comes from Kate Pruitt who is using a pattern based on one by Aunt Peaches.

They are pictured in yellow combination - you can use whatever colors you like best!

filter paper peony pattern

Supplies For The Peony:

  • 60 standard size coffee filters
  • 2 tubes of water based paint, similar in tone (yellow/orange or pink/red or blue/purple, etc..)
  • 3 cups of water in 3 separate containers
  • 10 plastic drinking straws
  • Masking tape (make it green tape if you want a covered stem, but any tape will work fine)

Hint: For Small Flowers

You can use muffin or cupcake baking cups for mini flowers!

Fun Snowball or Hydrangea Style Flowers

Blue Coffee Filter Flowers - With or Without Fragrance
Blue Coffee Filter Flowers - With or Without Fragrance

Pom-Pom Coffee Filter Paper Tutorial

This is an easy pattern, and this tutorial includes adding a fragrance to your flower - what a great idea! By Katja Presnal

Fragranced coffee filter flower pom-pom tutorial

Supplies For Hydrangea Flowers:

  • Large Coffee Filters (40 per pom pom)
  • Watercolors
  • Cotton Yarn
  • Additional: Aromatherapy Oils if you want the pom poms to have fragrance
  • Scissors
  • Large Needle


MORE TUTORIALS...........


Paper Craft Flower Books

If you enjoy making these flowers, there are so many other techniques and styles to try. A paper flower making book is also a very nice gift - I still have the one I received as a child and I made LOTS of tissue paper flowers from it. Here are some beautiful books with detailed instructions and lovely pictures.

Instructions for an Open Camilia Flower

White Camilia Coffee Filter Flower
White Camilia Coffee Filter Flower | Source

Camilia Coffee Filter Paper Tutorial

This looks like a camilia to me. It's very easy. It uses paper fasteners (clever!) so... no messy glue. From A Gypsy Angel.

Camilia filter paper flower craft instructions

Supplies For A Camilia Flower:

  • Bowl coffee filters (10-15 per flower)
  • Scissors
  • Paper fasteners

Enchanting Rosettes

Rolled Coffee Filter Roses
Rolled Coffee Filter Roses

Small Rose Coffee Filter Paper Tutorial

This is the spiral technique - and it works brilliantly. These rosettes are just lovely. They look superb on a wreath. Pattern and instructions from Salvaged Whimsy

rolled paper craft rosettes

Supplies for the Rosette Tutorial:

  • Dyed coffee filters
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun


More Tutorials....

Oxygen bleached white filters are better for the environment than chlorine bleached.

Watercolor Paint Palette

Endless Possibilities for Flower Colours
Endless Possibilities for Flower Colours

How to Dye your Filters

Colouring Methods

Generally, you mix paint or food dye in a bowl with water and dip the filters in to colour them.

I did it with acrylic paint but first I mixed the colour I wanted on a plate, then added it to the water. I used about a 3cm sausage of paint from a small sized tube and about 3 cups of water. This gave a pale, delicate colour to the flowers. I assume, the stronger the colour you want, the more paint you add to the water.

I found I had to work quite hard at dissolving it all thoroughly in the water! Any undissolved chunks of paint showed up as spots of colour on the filters - not a major problem, though.

Food dye works very well. Colour strength can range from pastel to quite deep, using between two and five drops (or more!) in the water. This was with about two cups of water. I found using food dye to be the easiest (and cheapest) colour method.

If you want a great natural colour effect, dye separate filters in several shades of the same colour and use the different shades in each flower.

Another effect is to dye the edge in a deeper shade or a different colour, or use a spray bottle for a mottled look (again, in a deeper shade or different colour altogether)

Food Dye Mix Chart

Simple colour mixes for food dye
Simple colour mixes for food dye

Here's a handy little colour mixing chart for food dye.

It's from the back of the food dye box, by Club House.

Lively, Fresh Peony Flowers

Peach Coffee Filter Flowers - Peony
Peach Coffee Filter Flowers - Peony | Source

Peony Coffee Filter Paper Tutorial 2

This is another version of Aunt Peaches tutorial by Homemade Serenity. It has detailed instructions including colouring. These look great in a huge bunch. From Homemade Serenity

coffee filter flower tutorial

Supplies for the Peony:

  • 5 white coffee filters
  • Food coloring
  • Wooden skewers
  • Florist Tape
  • 1/2 cup water
  • A small shallow pie pan

Bold Glads for Your Arrangement

Gladioli Coffee Filter Flowers
Gladioli Coffee Filter Flowers | Source

Gladioli Coffee Filter Paper Tutorial

This is an inspired design, and more involved than the simple flowers. Thank you to Paper Pendulum for creating this tutorial.

gladioli instructions

Supplies for the Gladioli:

  • Coffee filters
  • Floral tape
  • Floral wire
  • Watercolor paints

Things I Learned Along the Way - Helpful Tips

Here are tips I learned as I went along making these flowers. I hope they are useful to you.

  • Coffee filters dry quite fast, but I did use a blow dryer at one point when I had a lot drying and no time to wait. Just keep it pointed away from all the filters except the one you are drying! All it takes is a quick, few seconds blast for each one.
  • Squeeze the filters out from the dye bath - they scrunch into a tiny ball - to get excess water out. They are tough, they can handle it
  • Don't worry about getting them perfectly flat to dry, if a part is folded over, it will not stick together when it's dry
  • With white or brown filters - Sometimes, a nice effect is achieved by first scrunching, then flattening out your filter before following the pattern. Conversely, not scrunching them and letting the already there ruffles around the edge give effect works nicely too - try both ways!

Coffee Filter Flower Video Tutorial - Tutorials from YouTube

This is a sweet video which explains several techniques for making the coffee filter flowers. I like the second flower - the small rose.

Further Ideas for Coffee Filters Craft Projects!

Snowy White Coffee Filter Wreath
Snowy White Coffee Filter Wreath | Source

Coffee Filter Paper Wreaths, Garlands, and a Tree

You may have seen by now the gorgeous coffee filter wreaths that are popping up all over the internet. They're quite stunning and easy and quick to make. Here are links to tutorials with images for the wreaths and a tree - and a garland too.

This is the white filter wreath. The Nester also shows how to make a coffee filter tree.

White Coffee Filter Wreath and Tree

Here's a tutorial for a coffee filter wreath made out of brown filters by Bargainhoot. It's easy and looks very stylish.

Brown Coffee Filter Paper Wreath

This is a lovely dyed coffee filter wreath - Heidi at Birdsofafeather makes them using coffee and tea dyes.

Dyed Coffee Filter Wreath

One more! This is a tutorial for a beautiful garland made from both brown and white coffee filters and other paper by Laura Orr at Markham Street Design. She draws her inspiration from a garland by Pam Garrison.

Coffee Filter and Paper Garland

Some Photos of My Coffee Filter Flowers - Photos by my Hubby

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Close-up of Large Peach Coffee Filter RoseClose-up of Mixed Group of Coffee Filter FlowersArrangement of Large Coffee Filter Tea Roses, WhiteUncoloured Filters Work Well tooMixed Sizes - White and Peach - Coffee Filter Flowers in ArrangementUnbleached Coffee Filter Flowers have a Unique EffectI Mixed Various Tones of Blue and Purples to Represent My Wedding Hydrangeas
Close-up of Large Peach Coffee Filter Rose
Close-up of Large Peach Coffee Filter Rose | Source
Close-up of Mixed Group of Coffee Filter Flowers
Close-up of Mixed Group of Coffee Filter Flowers
Arrangement of Large Coffee Filter Tea Roses, White
Arrangement of Large Coffee Filter Tea Roses, White
Uncoloured Filters Work Well too
Uncoloured Filters Work Well too
Mixed Sizes - White and Peach - Coffee Filter Flowers in Arrangement
Mixed Sizes - White and Peach - Coffee Filter Flowers in Arrangement
Unbleached Coffee Filter Flowers have a Unique Effect
Unbleached Coffee Filter Flowers have a Unique Effect
I Mixed Various Tones of Blue and Purples to Represent My Wedding Hydrangeas
I Mixed Various Tones of Blue and Purples to Represent My Wedding Hydrangeas

Further Flower Making Adventures.....

Coffee filters are amazingly well-suited to making flowers, but you may enjoy also trying the more traditional materials - tissue paper or felt.

Paper Flower Craft Kits

Felt Flower Tutorials

Large Felt Dhalia
Large Felt Dhalia
Assorted Felt Rosettes
Assorted Felt Rosettes

Learn How to Make Felt Flowers

Learn How to Make Felt Flowers with Easy Tutorials
Tips and free patterns and tutorials for instructions on how to make your own felt flowers. Use them as pins, or on hats and bags.

Thank You For Visiting

I hope you enjoy making coffee filter flowers!

What`s Your Opinion

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Easy, Low Cost and Very Effective

Coffee filters are perfect to use to make beautiful flowers. You can quickly achieve stunning results with only a few supplies - that you probably already have. These tutorials show the range of types of flowers you can make and the color options are endless. With little cost and effort, the results are stunning!

  • Arrangements for the home or for gifts
  • Wreaths or garlands - seasonal or `just because``
  • Party or wedding decorations - low cost, big impact
  • Anything else that you would love to do with flowers!

Would you like to make a coffee filter flower? - Which is your favourite?

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      Nimblepins 2 years ago

      The peonies are my favourite too - they have big impact and are just gorgeous. Thanks for visiting.

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      Nimblepins 2 years ago

      I absolutely recommend it! How about a big beautiful bunch of roses?

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i must try this craft

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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      These are tromp l'oeil flowers, and they may be some of the prettiest paper filter examples I've seen. Choosing a favorite is difficult. I think I would try peonies first, though. Thanks for the listed tutorial links.

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      Nimblepins 2 years ago

      Thanks, Peachpurple, and they're so easy too!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      these flowers are so beautiful and looks like real. Thanks for the links and pic, voted up

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      Nimblepins 2 years ago

      sharlee01, Thank You. I love crafting too!

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      Elsie Hagley 2 years ago from New Zealand

      Beautiful, you have done a great job showing us and giving the link to how they are made.

      They look like real flowers I would enjoy viewing them in my house, but I'm not so sure my old fingers would get them looking so nice.

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      htmlhomie 2 years ago

      Seems like there hasn't been many comments lately, but really is a great article! Thank You :)

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      Sharon Stajda 2 years ago from Shelby Township Michigan

      I love crafting. I really enjoyed your lens, well written, and very informative. I can see you put a lot of work into it. Thanks for sharing. Nice to find a fellow Squid....

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      Nimblepins 3 years ago

      @acreativethinker: Thank you!

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      acreativethinker 3 years ago

      Beautiful flower craft and lens. Thanks for sharing. Take care :)

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      whats4dinner 4 years ago

      Love the Camilia Coffee Filter Paper Flower. These are truly wonderful!

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      MomOnTheGo LM 4 years ago

      what a great idea! You've got me thinking!

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      mrdata 4 years ago

      very nice lens! I love flowers!

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      Bobbing4Apples 4 years ago

      Your lens makes me think about my dad. He is always making coffee filter flowers and loves making rose bouquets out of restaurant napkins. Thanks for the warm memories!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks so much for including me in your post about coffee filter flowers - I really appreciate it! Anyone is welcome to contact me with questions, and I'll help all I can.

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      MKEflorist 4 years ago

      A few years back, I worked with a bride who made pink peonies out of coffee filters. She asked to have us include them in her bridal bouquet. She used heavier gauge wire, rather than skewers to make the stems bendable. They looked great combined with fresh flowers.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have made many coffee filter flowers.where can I post them to display my work?

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      Frugal-UK LM 4 years ago

      hi just passed by, love the lens

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      getmoreinfo 4 years ago

      These Coffee Filter Flowers are wonderful.

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      LoveLoveLoveIt 4 years ago

      I am having a blast putting these roses together ! What I like to do now is go to a local craft store , look at there artificial flowers (The Shade of Color I like , mixed with the Certain Flower I like ) and I make a mental note and recreate it at home !! (You can buy just 1 if your not that savvy and still have a model of it to go on ..lol ) I get new ideas just by putting a title ex. ( Roses) into Google Images Search and see what's new Real or otherwise ! Have Fun my Friends !

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      acreativethinker 4 years ago

      This is such a creative art and very beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing. :)

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      bigjoe2121 4 years ago

      these are very pretty :)

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      youngKwon 4 years ago

      beautiful flowers!

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      remicallens 4 years ago

      Lots of good information.

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      rubyandmahoney 4 years ago

      Who would have thought those flowers have such humble beginnings? :-) I love them all!

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      Nimblepins 4 years ago

      @chairmann3: Go for it!

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      Nimblepins 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Yes! I'd love to have done these for my wedding if only I'd known then!

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      Nimblepins 4 years ago

      @Matt_Lowe: Oh go on! You'd be surprised!

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      Nimblepins 4 years ago

      @leonasharon: Thanks for coming! I left you a comment on your new lens

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      JennySui 4 years ago

      Congrats on LotD!

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      steph-naylor 4 years ago

      great lens

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      Nimblepins 4 years ago

      @robert_atchison: Hope she gives it a try!

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      Nimblepins 4 years ago

      @kayla_harris: Thank you and you're welcome!

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      Nimblepins 4 years ago

      @Haveagood1: Thank you very much. Her rose is stunning

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      Nimblepins 4 years ago

      @valheisey: Glad you like them!

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      Nimblepins 4 years ago

      @esvoytko lm: Thanks! I love the blue ones, they remind me of hydrangeas

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      Nimblepins 4 years ago

      @WinAPS4: Yes - they're a quick craft too

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      Nimblepins 4 years ago

      @DebMartin: Thanks!

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      Nimblepins 4 years ago

      @sydeli: Absolutely!

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      DebMartin 4 years ago

      Wow. Who knew. Well done lens. d

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      sydeli 4 years ago

      One of these on a hair clip will look fantastic with a dress I'm making. They're so beautiful; I'll definitely try this.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @coolmark2012: These are so cool! Such a big variety of types of flowers to be made from coffee filters. Ingenious!

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      robert_atchison 4 years ago

      never even seen this before I'll have to share it with my wife..

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      WinAPS4 4 years ago

      Never seen these before! They're so beautiful, I'll definitely have to try these out at the weekend.

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      esvoytko lm 4 years ago

      I'd never seen these before. I really like those blue ones you made in the last photo!

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      valheisey 4 years ago

      Love these flowers - they have a unique look unlike a silk flower. Very trendy! I am going to pin this post! Thanks!

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      Haveagood1 4 years ago

      Outstanding lens! Congratulations on being LOTD, you've earned it! (My favorite was the Martha Stewart coffee filter rose btw)

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      kayla_harris 5 years ago

      Very beautiful pictures! And thanks for sharing this useful Lens about making a coffee filter flower!

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      leonasharon 5 years ago

      Really great ideas, Going to try them myself now.

      If you love paintings do see my new lens.

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      Matt_Lowe 5 years ago

      These are really cool, but if i tried making one of these, there is no way they would turn out this good LOL!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What a great lens. I have never seen this before, but look at the possibilities.

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      chairmann3 5 years ago

      Thanks for the ideas. I have a years supply of coffee filters. I don't think I'll use all of them, so look out for my flowers

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      MizzMary 5 years ago

      I love crafty people, they brighten up the day for everybody.

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      I WOULD and congrats on the lens of the day. :) I wish I could bless this lens again!

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      stillrunnin88 5 years ago

      Beautiful.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Wonderful craft, thanks for sharing :)

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      Jwittier 5 years ago

      Awesome!

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      ryokomayuka 5 years ago from USA

      Wonderful and every creative lens. At work we have so many extra coffee filters this would be something to do with them.

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      Success_At_School 5 years ago

      So lovely! I thought they were real for a moment.

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      Nirmal Shah 5 years ago from India

      Superb lens. Wonderful art!

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      UKGhostwriter 5 years ago

      Great lens and I've pinned ut !!

      http://pinterest.com/pin/85286986663877666/

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      vegetablegardenh 5 years ago

      Beautiful lens on a really neat idea.

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      Angela F 5 years ago from Seattle, WA

      I love the roses from Martha Stewart. Congrats on LotD!

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      asiliveandbreathe 5 years ago

      Such a clever and unusual craft idea!

      I'll share this with my Facebook friends.

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      sdmary 5 years ago

      Some great ideas here. I've used tissue paper before, but just for faux carnations. I was quite impressed with the gladioli and the peonies!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Great job to get LOTD!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very nice.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanks this is a wonderful and creative lens.

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      nailin12 5 years ago

      @Craftypicks: Beautiful lens. A friend of mine likes to make origami flowers but I never thought about making paper flowers with coffee filters. How creative!

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      nailin12 5 years ago

      @Craftypicks: Beautiful lens. A friend of mine likes to make origami flowers but I never thought about making paper flowers with coffee filters. How creative!

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      nailin12 5 years ago

      @Craftypicks: Beautiful lens. A friend of mine is good at making origami flowers but I never thought about making paper flowers with coffee filters. What a creative idea!

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      mysweetjane lm 5 years ago

      Wow I would never have thought of doing this! Great lens

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      Frankie Kangas 5 years ago from California

      Congratulations on a well-deserved LOTD. I love the idea and they are really beautiful. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience. Bear hugs, Frankster

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      coolmark2012 5 years ago

      Cool Lens

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      coolmark2012 5 years ago

      @Fcuk Hub: Great

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      jazziyarbrough 5 years ago

      Yes I would love to make a coffee filter flower. I don't have a favorite as they all are equally very beautiful to me. Thanks for sharing

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      They're all very pretty. Congratulations on LOTD!

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      fittrainerkyle 5 years ago

      awesome tutorial! I'm going to make some for my girlfriend. =P

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      DimitriPreacher 5 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD!!

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      fryroost 5 years ago

      Lovely flower thanks for this awesome lens! :)

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      ae dc 5 years ago

      ohh.. this is soo nice...! : )

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      June Parker 5 years ago from New York

      I love making coffee filter flowers! This lens is well done and I enjoyed your photos. Congrats on LOTD! *Squid Angel Blessed* and added to "My Squid Angel Blessings for 2012" in the "Arts & Design » So Crafty Magazine" neighborhood.

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      DeimonJai 5 years ago

      Great lens here. Keep it up.

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      Close2Art LM 5 years ago

      very cool artistic lens, Blessed

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I remember making coffee filter flowers with pip cleaners, definitely not as advance and stunning as these. Your flowers are beautiful!

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      anne mohanraj 5 years ago

      A lovely lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Super cool work!

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      GabStar 5 years ago

      Wow these are great!

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      Sharon Bellissimo 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      These are incredible and so realistic. Great lens, I had no idea you could produce these beauties out of coffee filters!

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      Fushi LM 5 years ago

      This is a awesome idea of making best form waste, a real use of an artistic mind and loving heart

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      EpicFarms 5 years ago

      I would LOVE to make a coffee filter flower - they are surprisingly beautiful (who knew? ;o) I liked both the peony and tea rose in the video.

      Nicely done lens and a well-deserved LoTD!

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      biminibahamas 5 years ago

      Fun lens!

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      felisajale 5 years ago

      great art

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      Magriet 5 years ago

      I love the coffee filter flowers and I am sure to try them as soon as my granddaughter visits agaon.

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      Adeeb 5 years ago from Malaysia

      Thanks for sharing this detailed lens!

      Maybe I can make some of it for my wedding soon, to cut the budget. LOL

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      pacrapacma lm 5 years ago

      These are beautiful!

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      JZinoBodyArt 5 years ago

      These are so cool! Congrats on LOTD!

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      Congratulations on LOTD! Very nice lens, well deserved! Lovely flowers!

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      Shana rios Chavez 5 years ago

      Beautiful lens! I can't wait to try this

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      What_to_Know 5 years ago

      Just lovely I will top these on gifts and all over. Fresh flowers are expensive and may not be great for allergy stricken guests.

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      fullofshoes 5 years ago

      Love the wreath~~~ and of course the flowers! Unique ideas that I shall have to try! ~blessed~

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      mindlessnin 5 years ago

      this is cool...i'd like to try this

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      KidsToyTeaSets LM 5 years ago

      Oh how fun - and wouldn't it make a great and easy craft for a kid tea party - something fun to do after the kids toy tea sets have been used and put away.

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      TulsaTees 5 years ago

      Wow, these are incredible creations! Any problem with using, um, *used* filters to get a nice coffee-colored shade? :D

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Pinned to my craft board and squid angel blessed - and yes I might actually make this!

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      This is very interesting. Seems you can do most anything with anything if you are creative like you are. Congratulations on making LOTD.

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      Barbie Crafts 5 years ago from United States

      Love these!!! congrats on LOTD.

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      Sher Ritchie 5 years ago

      These are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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      soaringsis 5 years ago

      What a beautiful sight. These flowers look so real. I am saving this. Thank you for sharing. Congratulations on your LotD.

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      XxSadieLadyxX 5 years ago

      What a cool idea!

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      atthehotel 5 years ago

      Wow. These are really quite impressive and I had never heard of making flowers (or anything) out of coffee filters. Very cool.

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      journey103 5 years ago from USA

      WOW! These are amazing arrangements and quite beautiful. Such a great Idea.

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      Risa28 5 years ago

      I am so glad I stopped by, these flowers are gorgeous! I love your creativity and the information provided here. Cool lens.

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      KittySmith 5 years ago

      My mother made flowers from foam egg cartons. I remember STACKS of egg cartons in our laundry room. (The bugs that ended up nesting in them were no fun at all...) I never thought I would like this craft, but took a look since it appears as LotD. WOW! Well deserved and I look forward to making some glads, I love these in a large glass vase on the table.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Congrats on a well deserved LOTD

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      I love these flowers and I will be sharing this link with my mixed media art email group. I am especially impressed with the gladioli. I have never seen this type of paper flower before.

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      BusinessSarah 5 years ago

      Oh I LOVE this! Looking for crafts for my wedding, and this is definitely on my list now. Thanks so much! Blessed :)

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      debsgreatfinds 5 years ago

      How cool this would be great for weddings as well :)

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      Rosaquid 5 years ago

      What fun! Congratulations on LOTD!

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      BunnyFabulous 5 years ago from Central Florida

      I'd love to make these, and I think it would be fun to try to make them with my daughter. We both love flowers. Thank you for all the tutorials and how-to's. Congrats on LOTD!

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      fugeecat lm 5 years ago

      These are gorgeous. Thanks for the information. I really like the peonies.

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      Keith Winter 5 years ago from Spain

      Great Lens. Beautiful flowers, they look fantastic.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      These are so pretty. Nice job on explaining how to make these beauties!

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      jlshernandez 5 years ago

      Wy too cool. I will have to try the peony flowers since I do not have the real ones in the garden. Congrats on LOTD. Well-deserved.

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      Tea Pixie 5 years ago

      I WANT TO MAKE THEM ALL!!!!!! Wow. They are beautiful and the thought that I could have them by my fireplace in the winter is very exciting. What a great compilation of information. Thank you for sharing.

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      MoniqueDesigns 5 years ago

      These look like a lot of fun to make. Congrats on LOTD!

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      Tonie Cook 5 years ago from USA

      I love paper flowers, and this is one page that will be pinned and bookmarked. Thank you for sharing this information.

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      MillBucks 5 years ago

      This is a very unique way to use coffee filters for flowers, I love it! Congrats on your Purple Star and LoTD, very well deserved.

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      Little Linda Pinda 5 years ago from Florida

      These are so beautiful. Thank you for teaching us how to make the pretty roses.

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      PaulWinter 5 years ago

      these coffee filter flowers look really good. Congratulations on getting LOTD.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I'm making these as all of my centerpieces and bridal bouquets for my wedding! That way each person gets to keep their flowers and all of the decorations can be reused over and over again!

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      happynutritionist 5 years ago

      A unique and delightful craft..just love this:-) The flowers are beautiful! Congrats on the LOTD:-)

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      They are so lovely. What a great idea.

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      daniela12 5 years ago

      beautiful

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      seashell2 5 years ago

      Fun ideas, love the roses, the gladiolas' are pretty too! Thanks for sharing!

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      Judy Filarecki 5 years ago from SW Arizona and Northern New York

      Great idea. congrats on LOTD

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      alaiamax lm 5 years ago

      Wow! that looks lovely. Thanks for sharing. I will definitely try that..:-)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      It seems impossible that these beautiful flowers started out as coffee filters but we have to believe out eyes. I have to say that Martha Stewart's rose had me going back to it...I wanted to touch and sniff it. Congratulations on LotD honors!

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      fdurham 5 years ago

      These are beautiful. Congrats on LOTD.

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      What a great idea! I bought a Keurig coffee maker and now I had oodles of filters I don't need--this is a great project for the grandkids on a rainy day! ~~blessed~~

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      LadyFlashman 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      I didn't think coffee filters could look so beautiful! Congrats on a very well deserved LOTD!

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      IMKZRNU2 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      What a fun idea! I can say that I learned something new today....thanks for sharing.

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      peggygallyot 5 years ago

      This is a good idea. I normally make roses from crape paper, thanks for sharing

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      barbiejb 5 years ago

      They are Stunning! I would love to try making them :)

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      agoofyidea 5 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! This look like a lot of fun

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      BillieO 5 years ago

      Your crafty flowers are terrific!

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      joanneklein 5 years ago

      really nice! I love them!

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      glowchick 5 years ago

      Wow! What a cool idea :)

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      pawpaw911 5 years ago

      Interesting craft. Congratulations on LOTD.

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      HtCares 5 years ago

      Wow, I love these! The flowers are so beautiful and look real. I am going to try making some of these to use as table decorations at our next party. Congratulations on LOTD!!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Wow - very cool and attractive, indeed - I've never seen a craft like this before. Awesome! :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What a fabulous idea! Thanks for showcasing so many beautiful ones -- simply stunning!

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      poldepc lm 5 years ago

      great looking lens...nice craft

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      kmyangel 5 years ago

      Obviously I love Camellia flowers because this is my name :) Thumbs up for your great lens !

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      Robin S 5 years ago from USA

      Congratulations, this amazing lens was chosen as LOTD today. Read all about it here: http://hq.squidoo.com/lotd/how-to-make-coffee-filt...

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      Juliety 5 years ago

      Great lens.

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      Lenskeeper 5 years ago

      Very pretty! Thanks for this informative lens on making coffee filter flowers.

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      KarenCookieJar 5 years ago

      The water color paint looks beautiful on them, I can't wait to try this.

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      Elizabeth Sheppard 5 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

      I love the colored coffee filter flowers and the peonies especially. How fun! Thanks for sharing this lens with us.

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      webgain 5 years ago

      wow...lovely lens good work friend.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The roses of course-but they are all exceptional...will be trying these ideas for sure !

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      alexaparker96 5 years ago

      wow! these are looking awesome, I like these roses and like your style to make flowers from coffee filter.

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      Ninche 5 years ago

      Great craft work and great lens! Congratulations on being LOTD!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      lovely

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      JodiFromFlorida 5 years ago

      Wonderful lens!

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      cleanyoucar 5 years ago

      Great tutorial, these look really nice.

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      sarasentor lm 5 years ago

      Beautiful lens! I like your lens and you did awesome work.

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      MrInfopreneur 5 years ago

      no, but love to see the designs

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      KaraAshton 5 years ago

      These are so beautiful and life-like. I love them and will try to make them one day. Thank you.

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      sukkran trichy 5 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      admiring your craft work. thanks for a eye-catching photo collection. ~blessed~

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      anna_786 5 years ago

      Nice collection of roses

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I absolutely love the roses you made - they are so lifelike. I think I'll give these a try. Thank you for a beautiful lens.

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      Lori Green 5 years ago from Las Vegas

      Great idea. They would be wonderful on top of gifts to make them fancy.

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      tahmid010 5 years ago

      I liked your lans...... Very nice.

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      tahmid010 5 years ago

      I liked your lans...... Very nice.

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      Itaya Lightbourne 5 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Very awesome tutorials! Now I want to make all kinds of coffee filter flowers. Congrats on making Lens of the Day!! :)

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      jammarti 5 years ago

      Beautiful. I like it. Wish I had the talent to do this. But, I could make it a try. :D

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      Congratulations on winning the Lens of The Day (LOTD) and Purple star awards!

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      SteveKaye 5 years ago

      Fantastic idea for a craft project that everyone can enjoy.

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      Kae Yo 5 years ago

      This is such a cool idea. I'm gonna have to try this sometime. Congratulations on LOTD and getting a purple heart.

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      bjesparza 5 years ago

      Hey those are pretty cool!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Amazing information

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Omaha, NE

      Just nominated your lens in a Quest for the best lens ever in honor of Lucky Penny Day! Great lens, I have this saved to do later! Love it!!!

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      gamesngames 5 years ago

      great work

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      Jules Corriere 5 years ago from Jonesborough TN

      What a cool idea! Congratualtions on making the top Craftiest Easter and Spring lenses for 2012.

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      How clever and how beautiful - I would definitely like a coffee filter wreath. Happy Easter and Easter Blessings.

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      Thrinsdream 5 years ago

      I was going through your article reading away and thinking, this is all well and good but when am I going to see what she has made, it was only on 5th look I realised they WERE what had been made! I honestly thought they were real flowers in the pictures!!! Excellent! With thanks and appreciation. Cathi x

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      KarenTBTEN 5 years ago

      Those do look like they should be blooming outside! They are very clever and realistic looking. Alas, I drink instant coffee.

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      Brandi 5 years ago from Maryland

      Wow, these are beautiful and so realistic! I can't wait to try this. They look amazing with color. Congrats on making the Spring Crafts Monsterboard! :) SquidAngel Blessed!

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      Mim Art 5 years ago

      Gorgeous! Congrats on being Showcased in the Spring and Easter Crafts. Happy Easter!

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      Loraine Brummer 5 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      Nice lens. Congrats on this lens being on the Easter Crafts Monster board.

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      Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      Absolutely! The peony, the gladiola and the camilia. Beautiful!

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      Gayle Dowell 5 years ago from Kansas

      I love this idea. Will definitely be trying this one.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      WOW !!!! Amazing !!!!! I will make these !! This is a Fantastic Site ! I will join Squidoo just because of these Wonderful Creative Ideas ! Very Inventive and Very Inspiring !!!! Thank You ! You Made My Day ! I will Tell everyone I know

      how I made these wonderful Roses and send them to Your Lens !!!

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      payday12 5 years ago

      very pretty!

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      GOT LM 5 years ago

      Nice work!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I applaud your creativeness in this article, well done indeed! *blessed by a squid angel*

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      Barbara 5 years ago from USA

      I would Love to make some of these flowers. Great lens and photos, you've been Angel Blessed today!

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      Lindrus 5 years ago

      I would love to! They look so beautiful and it's hard to believe that they are made out of coffee filters.

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      Fcuk Hub 5 years ago

      Yes I would :)

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