Thursday, February 2, 2012

Valentine Heart from coffee filters Tutorial

This Valentine Heart decoration is very easy to make but it will take a little time.
 It makes a nice window display.


You will need these items.


  • poster board
  • knife or scissors
  • coffee filters (4 for each rose)
  • green frog tape
  • red food dye
  • a bowl to hold roses as they dry


1. Cut a heart out of poster board. I like to use a bowl to form the top portion and cut with an exacto knife or scissors.


2. Fold 2  filters  in half, then in quarter, then in 1/8th




and Cut 2 different size petals out of four filters

3. Open
 then fold in half now with scallops overlapping

4.Start to curl the small cuts in on an angle, from the center of the filter

 keep curling

 separating the filters, a little with your finger as you go, and keeping tight at the bottom  center point.

5. Curl the larger cuts in around the small ones the same way.
 curling 2 larger filter petal cuts around your two smaller  filter petal cuts.

6. Secure with frog tape at center bottom


7. Push down on the petals a bit with your finger to bend and make more realistic

8. Mix a few drops of red food dye into a glass of water and paint a little on to each petal, separate and bend petals a little more

9. Let dry sitting up... I place them in slits cut  in aluminum foil covered bowl


10. Bend your frog taped end a little,  and glue with hot glue gun and press to poster board.

11. Rim the entire edge of the heart with the roses you painted with red food dye and water.



12. For the interior I simply pinched white filters and glued them down one by one
  If you look closely you can see the interior is not formed roses,
It is just pinched filters for a wonderful effect.




And this is the end result.
If you just glue a ribbon on the back you can hang it on your door, or anywhere in your home.
Mine is currently decorating a window in  the North End  antique mall in Cape May NJ
I am going to have to get busy and make another for my front door!
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4 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for posting this! I have a busy weekend but soon I want to make something with those beautiful roses!

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  2. Oh that is extraordinary! You did an amazing job with that...and provided an awesome tutorial!

    Thank you so much!

    And thank you for visiting me so I could find you!!

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  3. Amazing taking all that time to do that. It is beautiful and Cape May would be the perfect place for it to appear along with all those victorian homes.

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  4. Lovely! I love coffee filtered roses.
    I featured this on my blog
    http://onceauponatime1.blogspot.com/2012/02/valentine-tutorials.html

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