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Fancy Coffee Filter Corsage

By: Vanessa Valencia for

Be creative and thrifty with this coffee filter corsage. Make one for Mother's Day or your best friend's birthday. Fancy crafts don't have to be expensive, or difficult.

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Fancy Corsage


  • 3 Coffee filters
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Acrylic or watercolor paint
  • Paint brush
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Hot glue gun
  • Optional embellishments: doilies, felt balls, broken jewelry, decorative paper



  1. Start with 3 coffee filters.

    Fancy Corsage Coffee FIlters
  2. Flatten them out with your hand.

    Fancy Corsage Step 2
  3. Fold the filters like a fan. One fold towards you, one away, until you reach the end.

    Fancy Corsage Step 3

    Fancy Corsage 3
  4. Once you have your folds all done, cinch the center with a pipe cleaner."

    Fancy Corsage 4

    Fancy Corsage 4
  5. Then gently, open up each "petal" one by one.

    Fancy Corsage 5
  6. The next step involves paint. Choose any color or colors of acrylic or watercolor paint, that you want the edges to be.

    Fancy Corsage 6
  7. Water the paint down as much as you can, while still retaining the color.

    Fancy Corsage 7
  8. Then slowly drag your brush along the edges, and watch the watery paint bleed onto the filter petals.

    Fancy Corsage 8
  9. Next, cut off the ends of your pipe cleaner, so that you can hot glue a ribbon on to the back, to serve as your wrist tie.

    Fancy Corsage 9

    Fancy Corsage 9
  10. The next part involves any creativity and imagination you want to incorporate into your corsage. Use papers, doilies, ribbons, felt balls, bits of broken jewelry or anything you wish, to embellish your corsage... I used wrapping paper for leaves and I hot glued doily edges here and there for extra frill. I used hot glue for this entire project. Make sure not to let children use a hot glue gun without adult supervision.

    Fancy Corsage 10  Fancy Corsage 10

    Fancy Corsage Final


 And if you like projects with coffee filters, see 17 Recycled Handmade Paper Crafts.

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Very nice project. Can use with children as well as senior citizens. I like it!


This corsage is beautiful and simple. Thank you for this great idea.

great idea, im always looking for new ideas.... thanks dot

Hola Muy original y lindo corsage. Muchas gracias por tan linda idea. Besitos.


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