Coffee Filter Flower {bridal shower decor}

I am busy working on decorating for my brother’s fiancée’s bridal shower on Saturday, and I’m having so much fun! You’ll have to wait to see the rest of it, but I couldn’t wait to share this project with you!

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We wanted to fill the space above my parent’s fireplace with something pretty, because in front of the fireplace is the “present opening spot”. I couldn’t figure out what to make, and then I was inspired by this pin. I have no idea how they made those flowers, and there was no tutorial to be found. So I decided to try to make my own!

I needed something to anchor coffee filters, and I thought a hula hoop would be the perfect size. I bought one from Target (less than $2). I also bought lots of coffee filters and had my husband and my cousin flatten each of them individually for me (thanks guys!) Smile

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I attached the coffee filters to the hula hoop with a low-temp hot glue gun, overlapping each of them slightly.

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Then I simply spiraled the coffee filters in towards the middle, hot gluing each coffee filter to the layer behind it, until it looked like this:

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Now I needed to figure out something for the center. I didn’t want it to be another color, but I didn’t want pure white either. I decided to make a big rosette like I did for my bathroom décor out of some lace from my husband’s grandmother. I just hot glued it right onto another coffee filter, and trimmed the edges once it was the size I wanted.

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Then I hot-glued it to the center of my coffee filter flower:

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I hung it with a command hook so we didn’t damage the surface we were hanging it from, centered it, and stepped back to enjoy the finished product!

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My mom and I were testing out the “present opening spot” – and of course Buckley jumped into her lap and I had to capture it Smile

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Don’t you love how it fills that space now?! It fit perfectly with the rest of our bridal shower decor!

I love that this project is a big impact, but just cost about $6. Coffee filters are amazing!

What have YOU made with coffee filters? Any last-minute bridal shower decorating advice for me?

 

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  1. Shannon says:

    Oh my goodness. This is incredible. I want to make this for our dining room. YOU ARE AMAZING!

  2. Shannon says:

    Oh by the way – I showed Jared your creation and he was in awe, then I showed him the pin and he goes “Wow, compared to hers, that looks terrible.” Haha, and he is very hard to impress ;)

  3. That is one of the coolest projects I’ve seen for awhile!! I love it!! The huge size of it is just delightful! Job well done!

  4. I absolutely love your coffee filter flower. Its gorgeous!

    Jennifer

  5. Jenny@NorthwestLovelies says:

    It’s amazing!! You did such a great job! I bought coffee filters awhile ago but have yet to use them… Now I have a great idea! Thanks!

  6. Love this! I think I might have just found the inspiration I was needing to fill a huge decorating hole in my living room wall !

  7. Very cute! What a great idea!
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  8. Woah, so big! I didn’t realize from the first picture it was hula hoop size, but totally looks great in that space!! :)

  9. HydrangeasandHarmony says:

    Lovely! Great tutorial too.

  10. This is awesome! I love the simple statement it makes. Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings,
    Carrie
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  11. Your flower is crazy GOR.GEOUS!

    Seriously, you did such an awesome job, Christina!

    I would be thrilled if you would share it at my Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL party so I could feature you this upcoming week.

    http://www.fivedaysfiveways.com/2012/07/feature-friday-free-for-all-28-trip-to.html

    Abbie

  12. um I am seriously impressed! this is beautiful!!! Can’t wait to see pics from the shower! Hope it goes well!

  13. This is amazing! I didn’t realize how big it was. You did such a beautiful job!
    brandi recently posted..Peach SmoothieMy Profile

  14. What an amazing idea! And it has such an impact! I might have to do this for my office, but I think I would die the filters first for an awesome pop of color.

  15. Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage says:

    Love it!! So amazing what can be created with simple kitchen items. Great job!

    ~ Jeannine

  16. This is absolutely gorgeous, i’ve not seen flowers this big before.
    I would luv for you to share this tut with our readers at
    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2012/07/fashion-trend-for-under-500-with.html

    Thanks a lot,
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com
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  17. What a great idea! So Creative, thanks for sharing!
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  18. This paper flower looks great! We’d love to feature it as a how-to on CraftFoxes. Interested? Feel free to email me at bethany@craftfoxes.com.

  19. Thanks for linking up at Someday Crafts. I will be featuring your project tonight on our blog. Thanks for the inspiration!

  20. Ah Christina, I am speechless, this is FABULOUS!

  21. This is FABULOUS!! I MUST make one – I’ll think of somewhere to put it. I think I’m seeing it in my Christmas decor. Thanks for sharing!

    Tammy

  22. Uh…. LOVE!!! It is gorgeous! It is so perfect on the fireplace!
    Thanks for linking up to this week’s Catch a Glimpse Party! I’ll be featuring this tomorrow!
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  23. I did not realize it was so big till I saw the hoop and the final picture. This is stunning! Love the lace rosette in center… perfect touch.
    Shannon at madiganmade recently posted..10+ Simple Neon Craft IdeasMy Profile

  24. This is seriously gorgeous – my daughter is getting married next summer – I want tons and tons of these everywhere!!!
    Definitely your newest follower – would love to have you visit and follow back!
    Hugs,
    Suzan
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  25. I followed your tutorial and made the wreath for my front door! Love it! Thanks for such a cute idea!

    Here’s the link for my coffee filter wreath http://memoriesinthemakingnbaking.blogspot.com/2012/07/a-new-coffee-filter-wreath.html

  26. This is so awesome! I love that you made something so pretty for so cheap. I will definitely keep this idea in mind for the next girly party/shower I host! Thanks for sharing the inspiration.
    SJ recently posted..Baby Boy’s RoomMy Profile

  27. Oh MY!! This is too stunning for words. Normally I don’t spend time leaving comments on peoples blogs BUT THIS needed some acknowledgement. Excellent job! You can use this as a permanent accessory right there on the mantle wall…
    Nancy recently posted..Wedding Best WishesMy Profile

  28. I love this! I’ve seen smaller flowers from coffee filters, but the size of this one is what makes it such a statement piece. I don’t think I’d ever take it down (:

  29. Gorgeous! Pinning this! :-)
    Crystal recently posted..Easy fall craft–turkey brooch or table decorationMy Profile

  30. Pinning it! I know this had to be the talk of the Shower. I think the flower itself is a great present…they could use it over thier bed…for the honey moon period anyway.
    lovee @ iheartclearance recently posted..Wordless Wednesday: Stuck PepperoniMy Profile

  31. Christina, I just came across your coffee filter flower! And I absolutely love it! I’m going to give it a try. Thanks.

  32. Barbara Warner Pisani says:

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL…..love it !

  33. Raquel Caldas de Okada says:

    Gracias Cristina. Me encantó la idea. Te prometo hacer la rosa pronto.
    Saludos desde Perú.

  34. I love love love this! Thank you for sharing and I am going to give it a try but I have one question that I hope you or someone else that has made one, can answer for me. The first row of filters on the hoop..are they stacks of 4 or (?) and are all the others after the first row just (1) individual filter?? Please HELP so I can get started and thank you again!!!

  35. I bet you could make smaller versions for the table, packages, etc out of muffin liners.

  36. This is so beautiful. Hope you don’t mind.. I shared your link on my blog @ http://www.crosson5.blogspot.com
    Cathy C

  37. Absolutely gorgeous, Christina!
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  38. This is just lovely. Love it!

  39. This flower is beautiful! I am going to add this to my project list. You did such a great job.

  40. First time reader here (came over from East Coast Creative) – this is great!! You did a fantastic job. It’s amazing what you can do with coffee filters!!

  41. Just finished making one for my wall! Yours is much cleaner looking! But mine came out super cute! Thanks for the idea! ♥

  42. About how many coffee filters did you use?

  43. Thank you so much for this great idea. Instead a hula hoop i picked up a wick.er wreath from the dollar store. The area above my fireplace was to small for the size of a hula hoop

  44. Clever girl!

  45. Lacey English says:

    This is just beautiful. I am going to try and make this for my sister’s upcoming bridal shower, and maybe even take it home to hang in my house afterwards! What a wonderful idea!

  46. Thanks so much for this! I am going to make this for a women’s conference. CUUUUUUTE!!!!!

  47. Wow, this is simply gorgeous! It looks so elegant and yet so easy to do. I will be pinning this one for sure. Thanks for the post! Keep up the great DIY work!

    Crystal

  48. You have inspired me to make this for an upcoming bridal shower I am hostessing! Quick question for you…when you start your first row attached to the hula hoop…are there multiple coffee filters on top of each other…where you would put one…are there several on top of each other?

  49. Kimberlie says:

    I just finished this for my sister’s upcoming bridal shower in August, turned out beautiful. For the table centerpieces I made coffee filter peonies and this was a great addition to my fireplace also. Thanks for the idea!!

  50. i tried this but dident turn out as well as yours but i absolutly love this flower

  51. This flower is very beautiful! How did you get it to hang on the stone? We are renting a hall with the same type of wall and would like to hang with out damaging the wall to hang. Thanks, Christina your awesome. Vanessa

  52. thursday i’ll post this lovely flower on my blog. Thanks for sharing this. My friends in the Netherlands will like this.

  53. I am seriously impressed! this is beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing

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