Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Scripty Paper Flowers




A while back I showed you a few paper flowers I made from tissue thin vintage book pages here. These are even simpler, and are made from the ubiquitous round coffee filter! You no doubt have seen paper flowers like these around before. I've never seen a tutorial myself, but I messed around and used my own method. 





My coffee machine doesn't use this type of filter, and I might not buy them just to make flowers, but I found this stack at the thrift store for a dollar (actually two!) and thought I'd try something fun.





I first laid out each filter flat and stamped them randomly with a large script rubber stamp that I already had.




I used three layered filters for each flower. The center filter I folded loosely in half and rolled loosely just a bit before scrunching them all together in the center at the base.





A pipe cleaner would be good to tie these off and to use for a stem if you want to display them that way, but I didn't want these to cost anything. I don't buy craft supplies much. Are pipe cleaners cheap? I just used string to tie them. They're all ready for stringing as a garland or gluing to some project or popped in a bowl, etc., etc., etc..





I liked the look of sheet music too. I already had that large rubber stamp too. I would find smaller stamps too tedious to use for this project!






I experimented with stamping both sides, but I didn't like that look as much. I have also seen them tea stained which would look cool. Glittering the edges would be pretty. (And messy!) But hey, go for it!


















These are the stamps I used. . . . My goodness, I am feeling so crafty!  *smile*
Hope you've got time for a little fun too!
 
Jacqueline
 
 
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26 comments:

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Jacqueline, Those look absolutely gorgeous... I like that you left them white rather than stained... they are perfect with your white decor... have a great day...

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty! The script gives it a lot of romanticism! I have seen natural coffee filters in the stores, a very light brown, they would make pretty flowers.

XO,
Jane

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

You read my mind Jacqueline. I am not very craft at all.. but I am trying my hand at some book page flowers today. Hmmm... if they turn out well, I share pictures :-)
Yours are luvly!
Cheers, Gee

Pamela Gordon said...

Love these flowers with the rubber stamp design on them. I don't have the stamp but I do have the filters. Yours are really sweet!

Cindy said...

They're great! I love the way you just 'went at it ' and made them with what you had... plus you make it sound easy and fun. I think i want to make some!

Cindy

Linda said...

Well...
Aren't you Miss Crafty??!!
Great job..and beautiful..

Cheers!
Linda :o)

Sarah said...

You are a crafty lady, today. These are charming, Jacqueline. I haven't made paper flowers since I was in the classroom teaching. I have coffee filters, so just might give this a try. Thanks for the tutorial.

wendy said...

If I had even the teeniest bit of craftiness in me....I'd try these.

they look Great

Shabby soul said...

Super cute and simple! I'm thinking about them glued on a wreath... =)
Thank you for share darling Jaqueline!
Silvia

Bente said...

So beautiful, Jaqueline.

Have a nice day

Maki said...

These flowers are so pretty & would
go so well with Romantic French decor! I've seen several flower ideas made from coffee filters, usually
died in soft colors but yours is the first I've seen done with the stamps. It is my favorite & I need to give it a
try.
Thanks for the inspiration!!
hugs

Petite Michelle Louise said...

so simple...so lovely...sigh...

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I just love simple projects.
I like this one a lot!
Pat

The Polka Dot Closet said...

That is such a great idea to stamp them!!! They are gorgeous!

Carol

ImSoVintage said...

Wow, I can do this. Pinning for future reference :)

Sharing Shadymont said...

Wonderful idea!! They're beautiful!

Cynthia said...

Just a beautiful and great idea. They turned out lovely.

Cynthia

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

These are darling! And lucky me, I have all those supplies on hand (including the pipe cleaners which are very cheap). I'm definitely making these!! Thanks for sharing how you created them.

Kat Ollivier said...

C'est une belle idée... cette créa est très jolie !
A bientôt
Kat
www.lechatpeintvert.com

Cher' Shots said...

oh yeah, I'm lov'n em
'love & hugs from afar'

~ Liz ~ said...

I like the stamped twist to these. Very sweet project.
Liz

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Your paper flowers are very pretty!

Barbara Jean said...

Beautiful...not sure I understand how to do them, but maybe if I just get some filters and play I can figure it out.

thanks

barb

Nook and Cranny said...

Great idea! Better yet, very inexpensive to say the least.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

Haworth said...

That's such a wonderful project, Jacqueline. I love the tissue flowers you've made in the past but these are even more beautiful. I keep those filters on hand, too, to use for lining tins or festive boxes when I give food items away. Now you've inspired me to try them this way with some of the stamps I have.

Miss Kitty said...

Not only are these pretty they are GENIUS! You are very creative. Thanks for sharing this great idea with us.

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