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coffee filter flowers

I am throwing a baby shower this weekend and having a blast planning the details. Rebecca made these gorgeous pink coffee filter flowers for a shower this summer and created a DIY to share the process with us. I love the substantial impact they create for little time and money. The flowers could be designed in bright colors for an end of summer party, in pastels for a wedding (think under canopy hanging), or for use at a cute-red-striped-baby-in-your-hands shower!

To make the coffee filter flowers: First assemble your supplies- coffee filters, bowl with water, paint, stir stick, needle and thread, scissors and white cotton twine. Add paint to water until you reach desired shade (I mixed three different shades of pink). Dip stack of filters in paint/water mixture. Dyeing stacks simultaneously allows for you to efficiently make 100 flowers.

Allow filters to dry, then shape filters into little flowers. String 10 filters onto piece of thread, about 24 inches long, and tie a knot in the thread. Gently pull all the filters together and shape into one round cluster. Tie to cotton twine around perimeter of your party area to make a garland, these are spaced about every 18 inches.


  • Zelde
    July 24, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Oh, I love these. I’m currently renovating my room and some of these might be the perfect addition. Thanks :)

  • Emma
    July 24, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Wow these are lovely! Perfect for a summer wedding :)

  • Ashley | Sugar & Cloth
    July 25, 2012 at 10:28 am

    These are fantastic!

  • PatriciaF | unfounddoor
    July 28, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    So pretty – and they look just as lovely but (I hope?) less time consuming than those awesome big tissue paper flowers (which I spent positively HOURS making for my sister’s hen (bachelorette?) party). Thanks Victoria.

  • Victoria
    July 29, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Patricia, Oh no… I hope they turned out pretty! Although DIY will always be the cheaper and prettier option (in my opinion) it does take time:)

    Next party try out this easy peasy bunting. It comes together in minutes, I swear!

  • Amber J.
    October 6, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    I LOVE these! I am getting married in a couple weeks, I know this was an older post but I found it through another blog and it’s perfect! We are on a short timeline which equals a smaller budget. So I am looking for creative ways to decorate. I wanted to buy paper lanterns but with the number of them we needed it would have been quite a bit of money for paper balls haha.

    When I saw these I thought “duh Amber!!” Don’t know why this didn’t occur to me! I dyed a couple packaged of filters in colors I needed. They were so fast and easy to make. The best tip?? Dying a whole stack of filters at once. That never would have occurred to me. Thank you so much, you definitely helped me so much!

  • Flowers
    November 6, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Love them! Very creative and artsy. All white or sky blue could go with a winter wedding theme…

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  • Angeles Martinez
    March 29, 2015 at 9:56 am

    Son ideas preciosas y las prepararé, al menos lo intentaré para la boda de mi hija.

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