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.
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).
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.
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.