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Coffee Filter Rose Tutorial - Emmalee Elizabeth Design

Coffee Filter Rose Tutorial - Emmalee Elizabeth Design
I’ve had some requests to do a tutorial on the coffee filter roses I made for my wedding. So here it is. Like I said they really are easy once you get the hang of them. A bit of practice and you’ll have beautiful roses in no time. The supply list is simple. You will need: floral wire 22–24 gauge white cone shaped coffee filters floral tape scissors pen Petal template (Martha Stewart and Cassie Mae Chappell have a great one, click here to download it) Trace the petal patterns onto the coffee filters and cut them out. Tip: Make sure that you keep the different petals separated. So this is where the explanation gets tricky, so bear with me as I try to explain it the best I can. Tip: Make sure that you wrap each petal with enough tape to secure it tightly. Rip open petal #2 at the seam, leaving one side still connected. Pedals #5 and #6 require two steps so that they stick securely to the stem. When you are finished it will look nothing like a rose.

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