Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Coffee Filter Roses

Over the last several months I've been experimenting with making paper flowers.  So far I've really only had success with roses, orchids, and cherry blossoms.

While the roses turned out passingly well (I gave my mother a bouquet for her birthday) I've always felt that they could have been done better.

The other day I came across this woman, Cassie Mae Chappell, who makes flowers out of coffee filters. She paints the petals with watercolor paints to produce a really beautiful effect.

I thought I would try my hand at making roses and if they turned out well I would attempt other flowers.

My first attempt came out alright. Although, I think the petals look a little splotchy. I'll let you know how future experiments turn out...


  1. Linda, I have seen (real) roses that look identical to the pink roses that you have posted on your May 31,2011 post, Sometimes we need to be reminded that, although made by the Master, even Mother Nature is not perfect...perhaps she likes to experiment also?. I think the "splotches" add to the beauty and are a part of your personal signature! Keep up the good work!, You are appreciated! Sharon Adams

  2. I love the color of this rose! So beautiful. I am going to try to make these roses tomorrow...I am snowed in at the moment, so I can't get any filters :) ... yours are so pretty. I hope I can do as well. Thank you for sharing this :) ~Corinne