With as much time as I spend on bloglovin’ and Pinterest, I know that there are a lot of coffee filter wreaths out there. I wasn’t sure about hopping on the bandwagon. But when I rescued a couple hundred coffee filters from a friend who was going to trash them, I decided to make my own.https://www.instagram.com/p/ZJgOpvOPLn/
I followed the tutorial from The SITS Girls, but I used a willow wreath from Dollar Tree for my form. Half of my time was spent folding, the other part gluing. By the way, I used fast-grab glue instead of a glue gun. Figured my fingers were safer that way.
Once the wreath was finished, it looked a little too “wedding”. I was giving the wreath as a gift, and I wanted its recipient to be able to switch out the ribbon for all seasons and holidays. I also wanted to accentuate the texture of the wreath, which was the best part.
Many bloggers dip and/or dye their coffee wreaths. Me, I didn’t have that kind of time. Besides, they were already glued onto the wreath. Instead I watered down some silver paint (2 parts paint to 1 part water) and lightly ran a flat artists brush over the coffee filter edges. The entire wreath only needed about a teaspoon of paint (including the tiny drops that I flipped onto my face and arms during the process).https://www.instagram.com/p/ZNuxZTuPAE/
I also made a second gift wreath by painting another willow form and attaching a coffee filter flower. The flower is sprayed with red glitter paint. So subtle, you can’t even see it in this shot. Wink.https://www.instagram.com/p/ZNtCpCuPNP/
What do you think about the silver tipped filters? Can’t you just see a Christmas bow on there? Halloween? And think of the possibilities for weddings…just add your custom colors and have fun.
I absolutely love the addition of the silver paint. Gorgeous!!
Aww, thanks Tamsyn!
Gorgeous! Love the silver tipped!
Thanks Diana! It was a fun, easy project.