Coffee Filter Flowers

By | April 17, 2013
Coffee Filter Flowers

This past weekend I had the girls make these beautiful Mothers Day Flowers out of coffee filters.  We have made coffee filter butterflies before and the girls just loved it so I kind of knew this would be a hit. I just love how these flowers came out and actually have them sitting on my kitchen counter right now because they are so pretty to look at.  I know they are suppose to be for mothers day but they are too pretty to put away till then!

One thing I did learn when we made our butterflies is that if you want bright colors you need to use more food color.  So don’t be stingy with it, add a couple extra drops of each color to make sure your flowers are bright and beautiful!  Another useful thing we learned from making these is if you make them on your baking cooling racks they will dry a lot faster.  I just set this all up with the coffee filters on the racks to start with and in just a couple hours they were dry and ready for us to make the flowers.

My oldest had no issue at all making the flowers, but I did have to help my little one make them.  She was able to squirt the colored water on the filters no problem and actually really loved that part, but assembling the flowers was a little too hard for her.   So if you are doing this with younger children you may need to help a bit.

Check out our SPRING  and MOTHERS DAY boards on Pintrest for more fun ideas!


Coffee Filters
Green Pipe Cleaners
Food Coloring
Eye Droppers


Mix your food color with some water (the more food color you use the brighter your flowers)
 Using your Eye Droppers squirt color onto your coffee filters until they are totally wet
Let your coffee filters dry (I found they dry faster on baking cooling racks)
Once dry, put your finger in the center of the filter and fold it around your finger (should be shaped like above picture)
Now wrap your pipe cleaner around the bottom of the filter
 This is how it should look when the pipe cleaner is attached
Now fan out the fiter

Repeat till you have finished all your flowers!

  Now just put them in a vase and give them to MOM!
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27 thoughts on “Coffee Filter Flowers

  1. Stone Cottage Adventures

    Isn’t it remarkable all the things that can be done with coffee filters?! ‘Love your project! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    Do you know that you’ve recently become a “no reply” blogger?

  2. Tracey Kite

    It is cool how many things you can use them for! And no I did not know that, I switched over to use my google profile and that much have done that. I think I just fixed it. Will you let me know if it is still showing “no reply”. Thanks Marci!

  3. Liz

    Stopping by from the Weekend re-Treat party. I made these, put handles on them and used them for Easter baskets. A great project for kids! Love yours in a vase!

  4. Shannon L

    Thanks for linking up with us on Artsy Play Wednesday. Great idea. Love that I have all the supplies so I am ready to do this craft!

  5. Becky Marie

    We tried something similar to this and they took forever to dry. Putting them on a cookie rack to dry is brilliant! Glad you linked up with Tender Moments.

    Becky @

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  11. Kaitlyn

    I just wanted to let you know; I plan to do this! In fact, I plan to do it with a $1 store vase and the kids I nanny this week for a series of gifts for mother’s day for their mom. I’m so excited about it, and hope theirs come out as beautiful as yours did!! I just created my new blog and my first real post was 24-Mothers Day Gifts that don’t Break the Bank! I shared this, and wanted to let you know in case you need any additional kind of credit/linking.

    But your blog is amazing, and I thank you for sharing this!

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  14. Ellie

    Loved seeing your little girls making Coffee filter flowers. Could you pleas tell me how to print the instructions? My WOW computer does not allow me to download.
    Thank you.

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