Spring is just around the corner and it is time to bring some color into our interiors. All what I can think of lately is flowers …colorful flowers, pretty blooms. It will take a while till I see all that so I decided to make some. I have used fabric, ribbon, burlap to make them but this time I like to use coffee filters to make them. As you know coffee filters come in 2 colors …natural and white so that is not much color right there. It is time to dye those white ones in some color paint. Perfect budget friendly crafting material dont you things so? Did I forget to mention that they are a dollar at Dollar tree for all 150 of them? Learn with me several ways to color your coffee filters
Items you need
- coffee filters
- food coloring or simply acrylic paint
As I mention earlier you can use red food dye or simply paint. Mix one of them in a shallow bowl of water. The coffee filters will dry quite a bit lighter than they seem when wet, so if you’re going for a deeper pink, make your water slightly darker
I like to separate the packs of coffee filters into groups of six, or so. Hold the filters together by the base and simply dip in the water mixture. The filters will soak up the water quickly, so you don’t need to leave them sitting there for more than a couple seconds. Let any drips fall off and transfer to a paper towel lined cookie sheet.
As I am going to make lots of flowers so I like variations. You can dip your filter entirely or just tips .
As you satisfied with your color dipping you can either leave it overnight to dry or simply bake them at 300 F for about 30 min to dry quicker.
Here how they look dried .. as you can see colors are beautiful!! I can’t wait to share with you all the flowers I am going to make with them. Love those imperfections !! They will help me make beautiful flowers so stay tuned
Check video below on how to add multiple colors
Other way I dye coffee filters
Let’s say you dont have paint or food coloring you can actually use markers
Check that method HERE
I have made so many projects with coffee filters so check couple of them below but there is more coming.
Check details below on how to make perfect rose out of different materials ..coffee filters included
Full coffee filters Magnolia flower tutorial HERE