About a year and a half ago I made my first Coffee Filter Wreath with brown filters. To this day it is still the most visited post I have ever done. And I can see why it is so appealing – it has a great look, and an inexpensive price tag. And, it is so easy to create! I promise you can make one, even if you are a novice crafter.
I did a post at the beginning of this week showing my Vintage Window Makeover. When I had finished it, I still felt as though it lacked something. That is when I came up with the idea to make a mini wreath to hang in front of it.
It was the perfect finishing touch! And it literally took minutes to create. Here are the supplies you will need –
I pulled out a small styrofoam wreath I won as part of a prize package from Styrofoamcrafts.com. The brown coffee filters were purchased at a local grocery store in the coffee aisle. Then all you need is a glue gun and glue sticks!
(Please excuse the dry wrinkly hand – I have no idea who it belongs to…) Start by gathering up the top of one filter into a cone shape.
Cut the tip of the filter off.
Then, using your old lady monkey hands, gather the cut end together and place a dollop of hot glue on it.
Place piece on inner portion of wreath. Continue this process, starting new rows further out on wreath, until you have covered the entire front.
I did not finish the back because, as we all know, I am a lazy crafter… And I knew the back was not going to show with the placement I was using on the window. This was my first time making one of these with glue – the one I made originally used pins. I also finished off the back on the first one so that I would have the option of showing both sides.
You can find that tutorial here: Coffee Wreath
Please bear in mind that I was a fairly new blogger when I wrote that tutorial.. Overlook the quality of both the writing and the photography:))) When I finished the mini-wreath I felt as though it still needed something, I gave the tips a quick spray with Krylon white spray paint, just to add some dimension and then I added a flower from a bunch that I had purchased at Michaels to go in my new Dough Bowl:
I am not sure what they are made of, I purchased them back in the dried flower section and it was $6.99 for the bunch of 6.
I loved the addition of the flower and the paint ! What do you think?
Thanks so much for stopping by, if you happen to make one of these please share a picture with me!