Vintage Rose

In the summer issue of Somerset Life that I picked up over the weekend, there is a wonderful tutorial for making vintage roses out of coffee filters. I've done a Coffee Filter Roses Tutorial in the past, but that one was for a much quicker and simpler rose--one that is easier and less realistic. The one is Somerset is much more realistic.

I am always on the lookout for new flower tutorials  and I loved theirs so I had to try it out. It was time-consuming to make, but it turned out so pretty...even if it wasn't as pretty as the ones in the magazine.

Somerset Life Magazne

Vintage Paper Rose

I wouldn't want to make a bunch of these, just because they take so long to make. But they really are pretty and would look so nice just sitting in a vase--one all by itself, or two or three. And they would make really nice gifts too, which is what the designer in the magazine was using them for.  They're very affordable to make too since you're just using coffee filters and things you probably already have one hand.

Check out the magazine next time you're in the bookstore to see the full tutorial. Somerset Life is one of my favorite magazines...but of course I love almost all the Somerset publications. I only wish they were cheaper!