Friday, January 28, 2011

A Coffee Filter Wreath for Valentines!

I know that everyone have (or should that be has) seen these coffee filter wreaths all over blogland, me included, (where do you think I got the idea?) LOL.
I saw this idea back in October at PENNY PARLOR, and fell in love.  I couldn't wait to make one!  As usual, time got away from me and I didn't have a moment to get one created...until now!
I like how this turned out and I love the red accent, the ruffles seem so romantic for this lover's holiday.
What's your take?
I picked the x-large photo option cause I'm vain...

This wreath is simple.  
Super simple.  
Even I can make one and have it turn out decent
(please do not notice that my wreath is egg shaped-
that would be rude).

Here's how you do it.
Buy any kind of wreath-Dollar Tree for this one...

Purchase a package of basket coffee filters-Dollar Tree for these...
Take each filter individually, and fold it in half, then in half again, and once more in half.
Fold the pointed end up.

To make the edges of my "ruffles" red, I simply took a sharpie marker and colored the edges of the filter bundles before separating them.
Then it's just a matter of using your hot glue gun to attach the filters!  
It did take me a few filters to really get the hang of it, but I found putting the glue along the folded edge at the bottom of the filter and then just pressing it to the wreath worked well. No kidding.  Easy.  3 sticks of glue.
I do think it might be easier if you use a smooth wreath form such as  a styro one, but I say work with  
what you've got!  If I had wrapped the wreath with some ribbon or even duct tape it might have gone more
quickly, but I'm not sure it would be worth the effort.  Yep, I'm lazy.

Then just tie some ribbon around it to hang from (from Dollar Tree) and it's done!


I should win an award for thrifty.
I'm so proud...