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...



Johnnie said...

Hi! Great wreath. I am a new follower from Friday's hops. Great site. I am looking forward to reading more of your blog. Blessings...
Saved By Love Creations

Julie said...

This is so cute. I wonder if my daycare kids could help with this. We just might have to try it. Stopped by and followed from Java's 40 and over blog hop. Take care and have a blessed afternoon. I'm going to go read what else you've been up too. I love ideas, thoughts, and more.

Staci said...

Looks great! I have a package of coffee filters left over from a science fair project a couple of years ago, and I think this is just the thing to use them up. Thanks for the inspiration!

Heavensent1 said...

How utterly simplistic in its beauty...bravo job~!!!

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Anonymous said...

Wow i love it! Now i need to buy some coffee filters.
Thank you for visiting my blog, i am doing the same. You have a great blog.
Hugs xx

Jenifer said...

That is awesome! I would've Never thought to do use those. Great idea!!! Thanks for sharing it

Anonymous said...

Very good post..

Tammy @ she wears flowers said...

I love it! I am definitely making one of these this year! I think it is a perfect project for my children to help with, too.

I also bought a package of coffee filters from Costco for a different project that I didn't end up doing. THIS would be perfect! (And, whew, since we don't drink coffee at least I can use those coffee filters! LOL!)

MeenyMoe said...

I have an old grapevine wreath that was decorated years ago with some ribbon and (shudder)plastic roses. UGH. I think I'll try this technique on it after I strip it down and cover the hideous thing with ribbon first! LOL I'll let you know how it goes! - Karen

Emma Michaels said...

I am a follower! I hope you will stop by my blog and follow back!

Emma Michaels

Melissa said...

Super cute! Can't wait to be myself again.....oh wait, who am I kidding. I still prob wouldn't do it. I'll pay 100% mark-up to buy though! haha

The Penny Parlor said...

Very cute! Love the valentine's day idea :)

No Raisins on My Parade said...

I just made one similar to yours last weekend and I LOVE IT!!! It looks so professional/expensive and no one believes that its coffee filters. :) Here is a link to how I made it on my blog:

Thanks for sharing step by step instructions!