Monday, July 16, 2007

Is it real?

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Can you believe I made this rose out of coffee filters? When I was off work during the 4th of July holiday, I was watching Martha Stewart and she quickly mentioned that the coffee filter rose was the most downloaded things on MarthaStewart.com. That alone told me this was something I wanted to see! You have to see this. Click here and make sure you watch the video. It would be really hard to make these just by reading the instructions only...you have to have the visual to go along with it. I will be making many more of these!
The mistake I made is that you can still see the pen outline on some of the petals. I thought the watercolor paint would cover this but it didn't. Now I know to make sure all the outline is cut off. I only used one color for these but you can use multiple colors or even go back over the edges with the same color but less diluted. The gal that came up with this idea also has a website called "Mommy Makes Roses". Click here to see the ones she sells. Hers are really beautiful.

27 comments:

a pink-bee said...

WOW! You did a beautiful job on making that rose! Have been waiting to do that since I saw it on Martha. Still have my coffee filters and paints waiting. :(

Anonymous said...

Actually, yours are GORGEOUS! You must be a very quick learner. They'll look splendid in your romantic home. Martha

Rosemary said...

Wow Cindy!!
It looks so real. I can't believe it.
I will have to try that one.
Rosemary

Anonymous said...

That rose is beautiful! Great job..you could do some many different things with all the roses you could make. I'm not going to even try...I already have a pretty good idea what my rose would look like..and it's wouldn't look like yours.
Kathy

Anonymous said...

Your rose looks so real. I'm going
to try making one, but I hope I'm
not disapointed. Yours looks so real.

~elaine~

Linda aka yellowroseli said...

I saw this show also and downloaded the patterns but never got around to doing it. Yours look great. Guess i should give it a try.

Betty Jo said...

Cindy your rose is gorgeous! I saw this too but have never tried it. You inspire me to give it a try at some point. Can't wait to see an entire bouquet you've made. xoxo

the feathered nest said...

Beautiful, it looks real! I'll have to go check out and give it a try.

Manuela

Gayla said...

Oh my goodness... That is amazing. I can't wait to try it. I only hope mine is half as beautiful as yours. My world is opening up~.... wOW.

Southern Heart said...

Cindy, that is absolutely beautiful! You did a wonderful job with it. Those roses will go perfectly in your home. I am always amazed at the things you do...you truly are talented!

xo,

Andrea

Lynda said...

That's beautiful, Cindy! I thought it was real! ♥

The French Nest said...

Such a great idea! My mum tried them out as well, and they look fabulous! The only problem is, she loves coffe as much as roses, so she stopped after making just a few!

Kate

Lori said...

Great job Cindy! Thanks for the link and the ideas! I bet houses all over the world will be making roses this week!! LOL Lori

homedaisy said...

beautiful! thanks for sharing that...was it hard to do?

Cindy @ My Romantic Home said...

Not really too hard to do. At times I felt like I was all thumbs but I think each one will get easier.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

WOW Cindy! that is absolutely beautiful! You did such a good job, I want one!!! Ora dozen! I think I will have to try that!

amy

~Nan said...

Beautiful!! We're in the middle of moving, but I've bookmarked the site and will definitely be giving it a try. Hope mine turn out as good as yours.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

I love those, you did a great job! I've made one a while ago, and it wasn't as easy as I thought. Yours looks amazing.
Lidy

The Feathered Nest said...

Cindy!! That rose is absolutely unbelievable!! Beautiful ~ I saw this show but didn't think much more about it. Thanks so much for reminding me of it ~ yours really is so very realistic! xxoo, Dawn

HeatherJ said...

That is amazing! Thanks for sharing it with us. Was it difficult to do?

Sue said...

Beautiful job on the rose, it is just lovely.
Sue

Susie Q said...

Such a beautiful rose!

I would love Grace to try it...
you are so talented. How sweet it will be in your home!

Hugs,
Sue

The Decorated House said...

Cindy you did a great job with that. I loved the segment and watching the lady tell Martha that she did a good job. Martha looked proud. :)

Don't you love how the paints transform them!
Donna

Trudi M said...

I can't believe it's a filter! I'm going to check out your links. It's very pretty. Congrats on the rain. All over the country we need rain, but Cal. really does.
*smile*

Splaneyo said...

Just amazing - I am headed over there now to check them out. Your blog is lovely.
Heather

Connie said...

Hi Cindy, I did them too after seeing them on your blog. Go and check out my blog and see how I'm progressing. I love making them and all the different colors you can make!
http://connie-livingbeautifully.blogspot.com

Connie

Lana said...

Your roses are lovely! Thank you for the link ~ I hadn't seen this before.
Lana