The next time you're tempted to toss down extra cash on a bouquet of roses, try making your own instead. The flowers cost just about nothing to make and come together with the help of a coffee filter. Extra plus? These roses will never wilt. Before you know it, you'll have enough to group together and display in a cute vase to brighten any corner.
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What You'll Need:
- Coffee filters
- Hot glue
- Floral wire
- Start by placing a coffee filter flat on your work space and cutting into the outside edge of the filter, working toward the center, creating a spiral cut. To create really nice roses, try to keep the cut around one-inch thick.
- Now starting at the outside edge, start rolling together the coffee filter rose until reaching the center. Then gently loosen and open the flower.
- Secure the rose at the base with a drop of hot glue, and then attach a length of floral wire to the back with another drop of hot glue.
- Your coffee filter rose is finished! Make a collection, and pop in a vase or use single flowers for adorning wrapped gifts, twist through an empty button hole, or wrap around the handle of your favorite bag.