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Coffee Filter Floral Rug Tutorial

Guest post by Teri Hofford

Edited by Sophia Lawrence | How To

Photos by Teri Hofford Photography


A few weeks back we featured an adorable floral inspired boudoir shoot by Teri Hofford Photography. The shoot featured a fabulous handmade DIY floral backdrop. We received so many inquiries about her gorgeous backdrop and how to make it, that we asked Terri to share. 

Teri provided us with step-by-step instructions so that you can create your own custom floral backdrop for your next boudoir shoot!

 

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Step 1:

Add a few drops to create the color you desire. The Darker the water, the better the color will show up on your filter.

 

Coffee Filter Floral Rug Tutorial - Image seen on www.laceinlight.com - Photo By Teri Hofford Photography

 

Step 2:

Take 3-5 coffee filters, fold them however you wish and then submerge them in the colored water.

 

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Step 3: 

Layout the coffee filters to dry (I used a large box and spread it out in my living room). Have patience, depending on the humidity and how wet the coffee filters are, they may take 4-5hours to completely dry.

 

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Side note: I found certain colors spread faster than others and can create a cool tie dye effect.

 

Step 4:

Make a pile with all your coffee filters (I did it in stages. When one batch is drying, I will take the dried batch and start folding).

 

Coffee Filter Floral Rug Tutorial - Image seen on www.laceinlight.com - Photo By Teri Hofford Photography

 

Step 5:

Take 2 big coffee filters and fold them in half to make a half circle, then fold again to make a triangle. Cut the long edge with petal shapes. Repeat with 2 small coffee filters. 

 

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Step 6:

Unfold so you have four flower looking coffee filters and place the two small ones on top of the two big ones. Fold back into the triangle shape and staple them at the bottom. Once stapled, begin to unfold the flower by pulling each "petal" starting from the outside and working your way in.

 

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Step 7:

Pose with your first flower because half way in you are going to despise them!

 

Coffee Filter Floral Rug Tutorial - Image seen on www.laceinlight.com - Photo By Teri Hofford Photography

 

Step 8:

Turn on Netflix, settle in with some tea and cookies, and make sure to take breaks. I used 2 1/2 packages of coffee filters (1 big and 1 1/2 small) and this created A LOT of flowers. I have excess from what I needed.

 

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Step 9:

Lastly grab a thick peice of fabric. I had a large sheet of thick polyester, but have used burlap in the past. Glue your flowers on in your desired manner. I leave a few inches at the top for clamping on a stand. 

 

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Click here to download full instructions!

 

Model: Jessica Lanzellotti from Panache Model Management

 

 

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