We’re flooded with flowers this time of year, but soon enough we’ll have to make our own flowers to brighten up the dark corners of our wintery homes. These would make great DIY hostess or teacher appreciation gifts. I wandered around some of my favorite sites and found a little sampling of some easy and charming recycled paper flowers — these can all be made with materials that you most likely have around the house.
Coffee Filter Flowers, TinkerLab
If you do a search for coffee filter flowers, this is the TinkerLab post you’ll land on. These are made with watercolors and chenille stems.
Coffee Filter Peonies, Aunt Peaches via Design Sponge
These beauties are made with water-based paint, green tape, and ordinary straws.
Flowering Lampshade for a Flamingo, Aunt Peaches
Gorgeous, isn’t it? Take those coffee filter flowers that you learned how to make in the Design Sponge post and attach them to an old lampshade with hot glue.
Paper Napkin Wall Flowers, Dana Made It
Made from Paper Napkins (it looks like the IKEA brand), these are stronger than flowers made from tissue paper. And they’re big enough to make a dramatic statement on a wall. I’d love to try painting these like we did the coffee filters.
Pop-up Magazine Flower, Pink Paper Peppermints
This one is so cool! Cut out a bunch of flowers and then glue them together in a unique way that makes them pop up. It makes me realize that I need to start subscribing to more colorful magazines!
Recycled Paper Flowers, How About Orange
Made from any ol’ paper you have in the house: magazines, books, wrapping paper…They don’t require any glue or tape, and the tutorial even includes a free downloadable PDF with the flower shape.
Cupcake Liner Flowers, Martha Stewart
Would this list even be complete without mentioning Martha Stewart? The picture by itself is a great tutorial.
If you have a favorite recycled paper flower post, please share a link…the more ideas the merrier!