Thursday, December 29, 2011

Winter Coffee Filter Wreath

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and got to spend time with family and friends. I am so thankful to have been able to spend time with family I don't get to see very often.
However, now that Christmas is over, I'm back at home and trying to figure out ways to spend the last few days of break before starting our Cardiology course next Tuesday.
I also dread having to take down all of my Christmas decorations, mainly because my apartment is going to be boring again. So I put two and two together and ended up with today's project: the coffee filter wreath. And to be honest, I'm rather obsessed with it, so I decided to tell you how to make your own.

Wreath form - I cut a circle out of leftover foam board
Two packs of 160 count regular white coffee filters
Glue gun
5+ glue sticks
Snowflake ornaments - I got mine in the Christmas clearance section of Target
A large marker or glue stick
*The letters I cut with my Cricut and covered with glitter

How to:

Take a coffee filter and stand your glue stick/marker in the center

Wrap the coffee filter around the marker/glue stick

Dab hot glue on the bottom tip and stick to the foam board
I was able to fit 4 across the width of my wreath form
Repeat this 275-300 times
This can get a little boring, so somewhere in the middle it looks like this

Make sure you glue them as close as possible for the 'full' look
Arrange your snowflake ornaments (and letters if you use them) however you like and hot glue on
And you're finished! Now you have a beautiful wreath to help liven up dreary winter :)

What do you think? :)

1 comment:

  1. This is just lovely! I love the fullness of it and that it's totally inexpensive. :) I"m about to be your newest follower!



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