Coffee Filter Hydrangeas

Coffee filter hydrangeas

Happy Tuesday! Today is the Creative Craft Hop and I’ve got a fun, easy family friendly craft for you. Coffee Filter Hydrangeas!

I recently went in search for some blue/ purple hydrangeas for my kitchen and couldn’t find any.

When I saw several tutorial on how to make them out of coffee filters, I couldn’t wait to give it a try.

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Before I get started I’d like to thank our hosts Sara from Birds of A Feather and Donna from Modern On Monticello for hosting. They always do such a great job each month!

Also, if you are coming here from Rachel at Tea and Forget Me Nots,  I am so glad that you are here!

Now let’s get started.


Coffee Filters- you will need 12 per flower

Watercolor Paint


Pipe Cleaner

Hot Glue and Glue Gun


2 coffee filters

Step 1

Take two coffee filters and begin folding them in half.

Fold the coffee filters in half 4 times.

Cutting coffee filters

Step 2

Once you have the coffee filters folded in half X 4, using a pencil, draw on a butterfly shape like you see above, onto the fan end of the filters.

Cut it out.

cutting coffee filters

Once you have it cut out, start unfolding the coffee filters.

Cut out between the flower petals if they are still joined together.

Cut out coffee filters

Pipe cleaners cut into flowers

Step 3

OnceI  had all twelve cut out, I placed them on an old cookie sheet I used for crafts.


Adding paint to coffee filters

Once you have the filter on your cookie sheet it’s time to add the paint.

Using a dropper, I started in the middle adding blue.

Then I went out to the edges and added purple to the petals, woking my way into the center adding drops of color here and there.

Finally, I added drops of blue wherever there were white spots.

I feel like this is similar to a tie dye pattern.

Let dry overnight.

bent pipe cleaner

Step 4

Now it’s time to assemble the flower.

Take a pipe cleaner and make a small hook in one end.

Gluing filters to a pipe cleaner

Cut tiny slits into the center of each filter using your scissors

Slide the pipe cleaner into the slit, slide it all the way to the end and add a little hot glue around the pipe cleaner.

glueing coffee filters to a pipe cleaner

Pinch the flower towards the center.

Watch out for the hot glue!

Continue sliding coffee filters onto the pipe cleaner and adding glue until all twelve filters have formed a hydrangea flower.

Coffee filter hydrangeas

Honestly, you can’t tell here but in person it’s hard to tell that they aren’t real!

I love these coffee filter hydrangeas so much I’m thinking of making a few for an upcoming bridal shower in pink.

Please join me in visiting Carol’s at Blue Sky At Home to see what she has crafted!

Laser Engraved Chopping Board

Until Next Time…


Coffee Filter Hydrangeas

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  1. I’m amazed that you achieved this with coffee filters Tammy! You’ve really captured the look and colouring of a hydrangea. Stunning!

  2. Clearly, I’ve been underestimating coffee filters. Your hydrangeas are beautiful, Tammy – and you made them from coffee filters! Blue hydrangeas are my favorite and your turned out so pretty.

  3. Tammy, I am so impressed with your handmade hydrangeas. What a great idea, especially for summer decorating. We don’t drink coffee, so I don’t have coffee filters, but I’m sure other types of paper could be used. Thanks for sharing.

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