Don't get me wrong. It is still very much winter outside. But what better way to brighten up a cold and gloomy day than with big, brilliant flowers? This DIY can be used to create just the coffee filter flowers alone, or also to make a floral crown from them. Plus, you can customize the colors of the roses to match any season.
Supplies: coffee filters, floral wire, floral tape, pliers, scissors, ribbon, water color paint with brush. *Optional: glue, paper wrapped floral wire, scotch tape
7. Finish all your flowers in the same fashion as instructed above. I made a total of five. 8. Paint your flowers using watercolors and a small brush, starting from the inside working out. Dry them upside down using a pant hanger on a towel rack. I painted two coats of a solid color, and used a darker color on the edges. 9. Once the roses are dry, use the end of the paintbrush to curl the ends of the petals down. 10. Make a crown base using floral wire. *I used the paper wrapped wire because it is thicker and matches my hair more. You can also make a half circle or a complete circle. 11. Twist your flowers onto your crown base using the pliers. Wrap the empty spaces between the flowers with floral tape. 12. If you left an open space in the back of your crown, tie and glue on some long strands of ribbon on each side. You can also wrap the ribbon around the entire crown base for a different look.
This craft is rather time consuming, but so worth the effort! The roses turned out better than I ever thought they would. Plus, the flowers can be used for so much more than just a crown. I'm thinking these would also be great for floral arrangements or present toppers!