Almost every day we read a book called “Rose’s Garden.” It’s about travel, and stories, and gardens and my girls request it daily. In the story, children bring paper flowers to Rose while she is waiting for her seeds to grow. We started planting our own garden last week and my little friends thought we needed some paper flowers of our own while waiting for the seeds.
I totally agreed and found this tutorial for coffee filter flowers. We did a few things differently, but love the way these turned out. She used a water based paint, and we used food coloring with a couple drops of vinegar to keep the color from fading. She also suggests hanging them to dry . . . but we set ours in a big wet heap outside to dry. It was a sunny day and they were ready the next afternoon.
The dye process was pretty quick . . . We took to the filters with some paintbrushes and paint filled spray bottles too.
We dug into our green and pink pipe cleaner collection for the stems . . . .
The finished flower!