Ok, it’s official. I have a whole list of groups I need to join, including punctuation overusers anonymous….But today I have decided I need to add a new one to my list – Overly Obsessed with Blogging and Crafting Anonymous..
OOBCA Oh yeah – everyone will want to join..
Only thing is – in my case it’s hardly anonymous! So, I had a root canal today – I came home afterward instead of going back to work, and thought I should take advantage of the time my entire jaw was numb by finishing up my Frugal Monday craft!! Now that is a dedicated blogger folks! Actually – that should show you how incredibly easy it is to do! I can’t even take a drink of water without drooling it all over my chin – but by golly I could make a wreath!! I have been seeing these coffee filter wreaths around “Blogville” lately, and finally had to give in and make one myself! I decided to use the brown coffee filters (Brown House – remember?) so I sent my husband out to buy some this week while I was home sick….. once again – OOBCA…(He got them at Albertsons, a local grocery store, in the coffee aisle!)
Then when I was well enough to crawl, I went to the dollar store – Here is what I came up with to make my wreath.
I had planned on getting those little U-shaped wire’s that you use for flower arranging, but they didn’t have any at the dollar store. They did have floral wire which I bought. I also bought safety pins as a back up. Because there was no way I was going to crawl into another store..
Soooo – I couldn’t get the wire to work for me.. So this is what I came up with. This will be another case of do what I say, not what I did!
I just used the safety pins like push pins, and bent the top part down to hide it in the wreath. Like I said – probably not the best way to do this but I honestly believe improvising is a big part of crafting!
So I took a filter and crumpled it up – forming a point at one end.
I did the same thing with a second filter and then put a pin through both of them. Isn’t this a riveting tutorial so far!!! All of you just skimming through looking at the pictures are missing some good stuff here….
Then you simply push the pin into the Styrofoam, and lay the head of the pin flat.
I just kept repeating this process, trying to scrunch and fluff the filters as I went, until I got the look I was going for. My package of filters had 100 and I didn’t use them all, I think I used around 75, this made a small but full wreath.
Before I finished a tied a ribbon at the top so I wouldn’t have to find a spot for it later. By the way, at some point in this process I also realized that all of my backgrounds were the same color as the wreath – brown much??
(if you are interested in how I made the wall art showing in the following picture, go here)
And now I am going to show you pictures of this darling wreath in different places around the house – cause it’s so stinkin cute!!!!
Can you believe this is nothing but brown coffee filters!! Oh my stinkin heck!!! On the way home from the dentist today I stopped at Starbucks. My 12 ounce coffee cost more than this wreath!! Here is a coffee deal you can’t afford to miss!! Seriously – you have to make this, and when you do, you have to send me a picture of it! I know – I’m kinda demanding- thats another group I need to join……..
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