Thursday, March 3, 2011

Featured Artist Friday: Coffee Filter Flowers by Juliann M.

Hello there!! Are you ready for another day of a fabulous featured artist? I sure am! I am sharing a scrapbooker named Juliann who has this really cool tutorial to share. I love what she created ... it so innovative! Juliann creates lots of beautiful projects with so much color and creativity. While checking out her blog, I found neat altered items and pretty 8.5" by 11" pages! You can see her blog here (make sure you have a peek). Now it's time to get to know her and learn how to create coffee filter carnation flowers!!

hi scrappers i'm juliann marchant. i've been married for 14 years, and a sahm of 3 premature miracles. they are my inspiration to preserve every minute and memory i can!! i have been scrapping since 2003 and have always been a shutter bug. i got my first "real camera" a pentax when i was 8 years old. i love a good sketch or challenge to get my creative juices flowing. i also enjoy altering items and love to amke mini books!! i share something creative on my blog scrappylife ( nearly every day. i have a degree in food and nutrition, and my other loves are baking and cooking. it's just another reason to create, and get messy! i love to come up with new cupcake recipes, or new healthy meals and share them with others! i hope you all enjoy what i have to share with you today :)

Coffee Filter Carnation Flowers by Juliann

today i'm going to share with you a really fun flower making technique.
this is what you will need:
4 coffee filters
2-3 mists or spray inks (or diluted paint in a spray)
ribbon at least 1" wide x 6"
pins (straight or safety)
*optional items: white glue, fine glitte

step 1
crumple up your 4 coffee filters

now spray with both mist colors. you don't want full coverage, you can always add more later

next find the center of your filters, pinch and twist 3 or 4 times until you have a nice full looking flower

you will notice your ribbon to tie the end of the flower you just twisted. *all of this is done while your flower is still damp from the mist. if using a safety pin this is when you will pant to place the stationary half against the flower and tie it into the ribbon.

for another look you can *when flower is dry* use fabric glue to wrap the end of the flower in the ribbon like a florist does with floral tape
and here is another technique for your flower

dip edges of flower into school glue. i smear some on my work surface and gently rub the flower in it. then sprinkle with glitter.

i hope you are all inspired to make these easy and fun flowers. my little flower and gift bag are going to be a mothers day gift for a friend.


Thank you a bunch, Juliann, for sharing this really cool tutorial with us!


  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [05 Mar 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  2. Fantastic flower and tutorial, Thanks Juliann!

  3. Thank you so much for sharing Juliann! Congrats on being featured! I love your tutorial.