Giant Hand Dyed Coffee Filter Rose DIY


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Make a giant hand dyed coffee filter flower with just a couple of supplies.

 Giant Hand Dyed Coffee Filter Rose DIY

Bright colored giant flowers are my favorite! I am super allergic to real flowers, so I can't have them in my house. Instead, I make roses out of paper. This is my latest and most favorite! Make a giant hand dyed coffee filter flower with just a couple of supplies.

115 brightly colored layered coffee filters to make a giant 16 inch rose!

This giant paper flower measures 16 inch square. It's perfect for a single statement flower...or make a bunch for a flower wall display, perfect for parties, weddings, giant bouquets or other over-the-top events!


This stunning flower has 115 coffee filters, dyed by hand, in fluffy light layers.

115 brightly colored layered coffee filters to make a giant 16 inch rose!

Let me show you how to make a stunning coffee filter flower. If you make one, post it and tag me @doodlecraft. I'd love to cheer you on!


Check out this video on making smaller coffee filter flowers:



Supplies Needed for Giant Coffee Filter Flower:


115 Coffee Filters Per Flower
Food Coloring
Water
Stapler
Plate
Wax Paper or Plastic Table Cloth

How to hand dye coffee filters bright colors using food coloring and water

Step 1: Dying the Coffee Filters

Begin by pouring about 1/8 cup of water on a shallow plate. Add a half teaspoon of food coloring. The more food coloring you use, the more vivid the color will be. Mix the water and coloring together.

How to hand dye coffee filters bright colors using food coloring and water

Take 4-5 coffee filters and fold them in quarters and hold on the center. 

How to hand dye coffee filters bright colors using food coloring and water

Then dip the coffee filters into the colored water. The coffee filters will soak up the food coloring.

How to hand dye coffee filters bright colors using food coloring and water

Then lay the coffee filters on the wax paper or plastic tablecloth for drying. Repeat for multiple colors. Let the coffee filters dry completely...about 8 hours or overnight.

How to hand dye coffee filters bright colors using food coloring and water

Now the coffee filters are ready to form into a stunning rose.

How to hand dye coffee filters bright colors using food coloring and water

Step 2: Building the Coffee Filter Flower

Start to build the rose from the center out.

Make a brightly colored coffee filter rose with 115 layers of fluffy paper.

Create the center:

Begin by layering yellows and oranges in a stack of 5 coffee filters then cut them in half.

How to make a rose out of coffee filters dyed with food coloring.

Staple the corner and roll the center pile in a cone shape, keeping the edge rolling across the curved part of the coffee filter.

How to make a rose out of coffee filters dyed with food coloring.

Then staple the cone right at the very bottom to hold the center together.

How to make a rose out of coffee filters dyed with food coloring.

Build the Petals of the Rose:

Now build the petals of the rose by stacking 5 coffee filters and folding them half. Then place the rose center on the petal.

How to make a rose out of coffee filters dyed with food coloring.

Roll up the petals around the center and staple together.

How to make a rose out of coffee filters dyed with food coloring.

Repeat the process with another 5 coffee filters folded in half. 

How to make a rose out of coffee filters dyed with food coloring.

Then staple it together. 

How to make a rose out of coffee filters dyed with food coloring bright colors, stapled together in layers.

Repeat the process for the petals. The center will get bigger and bigger, making the petals fit differently. Just staple them on the sides and then wrap and staple the other side.

How to make a rose out of coffee filters dyed with food coloring bright colors, stapled together in layers.

Watching the rose bloom is so rewarding! If you are making a photo backdrop, make roses of all different sizes. 

How to make a rose out of coffee filters dyed with food coloring bright colors, stapled together in layers.

Layer in different colors to add dimension and variety. Continue to staple petals around the rose.

How to make a rose out of coffee filters dyed with food coloring bright colors, stapled together in layers.

I begin with the pinks, reds and oranges and then finished off my rose with teals and greens. Decide how you want your rose to look and go for it!

How to make a rose out of coffee filters dyed with food coloring bright colors, stapled together in layers.

I love the fluffy layers of coffee filters on this rose.

How to make a rose out of coffee filters dyed with food coloring bright colors, stapled together in layers.

Build up the petals on the previous petals until you are satisfied with the size. My rose is 16 inches square and about 6 inches tall. I love it! It used 115 coffee filters. 

How to make a rose out of coffee filters dyed with food coloring bright colors, stapled together in layers.

Here's the backside of the rose, you can see how the petals build up on the previous ones. 

Stapled layers of bright colored coffee filters made into a fluffy layered rose.

The petals make it easy to hang up the rose on a command hook. 

Stapled layers of bright colored coffee filters made into a fluffy layered rose.

I love the watercolor look of the petals. 

Stapled layers of bright colored coffee filters made into a fluffy layered rose.

Don't you love this!? It's a 3D work of art!

115 layers of vivid hand dyed coffee filters formed into a giant stunning rose.

Sadly, I ran out of coffee filters and couldn't make more. But I love how this turned out!

How to make a stunning, vivid colors, layered coffee filter rose with 115 coffee filters.

Now make a wall full of fluffy, brightly colored coffee filter roses!

Stapled layers of bright colored coffee filters made into a fluffy layered rose.

That's it!

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Make a giant hand dyed coffee filter flower rose with layers of coffee filters dyed with food coloring.








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