Post # 1
I have edited this post in response to everyone’s comments and messages . . . When I first saw the coffee filter roses on Wedding bee I knew I wanted to incorporate them into our decor. They complemented our diy hand painted invitations perfectly. I went to the store that day to get supplies and made my first rose (which took forever). Fast forward three months and we now have 200+ roses, which we plan to use as part of our reception decor and for a toss boquet (which I’ll post separately).
Instructions on how to make the roses and a video are available at: http://www.marthastewart.com/article/paper-roses.
For those contemplating undertaking similar craziness, a couple of tips to cut down on the costs and make things a bit easier:
1. Cut recycled hangers from the dry cleaners instead of floral wire to make the steams;
2. Buy coffee filters in bulk (I got mine from Costco and they were less than $4 for a package of 400);
3. I didn’t want to compromise my on my colors so I used inexpensive white liquid watercolor (diluted with lots of water) mixed with more expensive artist grade water colors to paint the flowers; and
4. I made templates for the flower petals out of cardboard from an empty cereal box and then used these to cut the filters to make the petals.
Post # 3
these are amazing!!! wow!!!
Post # 4
Talk about DIY, and AWESOME!!!! You didn’t post how to make them though…
Post # 5
wow…I’ve done ONE of the Martha stewart DIY roses…they’re so time consuming! those look amazing!!!
Post # 6
Wow amazing!! Can you post instructions!
Post # 7
Do they look as awesome in person? I was thinking about doing this..
Post # 8
also what did it cost you?
Post # 9
oh my gosh, that’s amazing! It took me forever to do one, impressive!
Post # 10
oh my goodness that is totally amazing you are very talented
Post # 11
Could I have the instructions sent to me as well?
Post # 12
mee tooo i want directions too 😉
Post # 13
These are amazing. They look real. Please please please provide instructions.
Post # 14
Holy CRAP, those are coffee filters?! I don’t usually come over the DIY boards, but I honestly could not believe my eyes when I saw the photo on the DIY Friday post. Bravo, these are incredible — they look so real!
Post # 15
For those of you looking for a tutorial, there’s a template with instructions and a video to watch at this link.
I’ve been making these for my centerpieces. They take a bit of effort when you first get started, but I can make one in about 15 minutes now. I dyed mine with fabric dye because I was looking for a deeper color… They really are just as amazing in person! Here’s picture of what my centerpieces will be like, befor I dyed the roses.
Post # 16
Are they huge? The ones on Martha Stewart look awfully big. Any way to make smaller roses?