…the coffee filter bandwagon. Well, the coffee filter wreath bandwagon, that is.
Along with all the other windows in our living room/dining room, we also have a window in the back door. Since it is smack-dab in the middle of the wall – a wall of taupe and brown curtains – it needed a little something.
Then I remembered all the coffee filter wreaths I’ve seen online lately. Bingo! As with so many of our projects, once I decided I was going to do it, it had to be done right away. (Working on patience here, really!). I was having a few ladies over last night for a little shin-dig (an odd word, yes?), so silly me was hot-gluing right up until a few minutes before the first visitor arrived. I even managed to hot glue my finger in my rushing about - OW!
But the wreath turned out stunning!
This project was so ‘cheap and cheerful’. I used almost 200 coffee filters, but at $1 for a pack of 100, that’s okay. Tip: have your kids separate the individual coffee filters. My girls loved helping with this and thought it was a riot how many filters were piled up! The ribbon was $5 for a huge roll at Michael’s. I think I used about a metre or so – there’s loads left for another project (or three!). And for the basic shape, I cut out a donut shape from some foam core. Add a couple bucks. Total project cost was less than $5!
For those of you who like DIY instructions, trace two circles (to make a donut-type shape) onto the foam core and cut out with a knife.
Then, using a pencil in the centre of a single coffee filter (like when we were kids and we used a pencil and tissue paper to make crafts), add some hot glue.
How close together or how far apart you place the coffee filters on the donut-shape is up to you. The closer together you glue them, the fuller the wreath will be.
Then loop a long piece of ribbon through the wreath and secure in place. I tacked mine to the very top of the door.
Finish with a bow tied around the ribbon.
What do you think? Have you tried this diy craze for yourself yet?
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