This wreath swept me off my feet. I fell in love HARD. Especially since it's made completely of coffee filters. Yes. coffee filters! And better yet, to make 2 of them it only cost me 3 dollars, people!! Think of the possibilities!
First I made a D.I. run to see if I could salvage some really nasty wreath for a dollar. Hobby Lobby and Micheals had them for 4 dollars each and I wanted to keep my total as low as possible. I scored big time at D.I. when I found not one, but two brand new straw wreaths (12") for 50 cents each!
I snatched those suckers up, and 2 packs of coffee filters from the Dollar Tree (size 3 1/4"), and raced home.
This is how I put mine together -What you'll need:
- wreath (Styrofoam, straw)
- coffee filters (if your making a large wreath, try to find large filters)
- glue gun and glue (or anything else to secure it)
First you fold the coffee filter in half
Then in half again
Then glue it to the wreath. (I kept the plastic on my wreath. There is no point in taking it off.) I used an overlapping pattern to place my filters on the wreath. You'll have to judge it as you go, and maybe practice before you glue them down, but I place one on the outside, one on the inside and then one in the middle, and repeat. You just want it to blend together and fill any gaps.
Once it's finished you can take scissors and trim any filters that stick up to high, or shape it more into a circle.
You should have something like this! -
I apologize for the crappy pictures. My camera is dead so I'm using an old camera.
If you try this tutorial, please leave a link to your post so I can see it! I would love to see what you've made!