Coffee Filter Wreath
that it was super cheap!
And here's why:
I made the form from 5 sheets of newspaper.
Starting with 2 sheets, separated,
scrunch them slightly, into a tube.
Keep a lot of airy volume.
Don't scrunch too tight.
Hold in place with tape.
For mine, I used about 4 sheets of paper
and formed a 10" circle.
Then I used another sheet of paper,
tearing into 3" strips to wrap around taped form.
The hot glue will work easier
directly on paper rather than tape.
You can either tie with twine or
use a little bit of tape.
Cut a cardboard back that will
fit your wreath size.
Ta da! Your Super Cheapo Wreath Form.
Now for the Coffee Filters:
I'm using some leftover tea stained filters
that we used for Scott and Rachel's Wedding.
We used the large basket style coffee filters
to make pom discs
for banners and chair ties.
For this wreath you will only need around 70 filters.
You don't need many filters
because the tea staining process
gives the filters lots of volume.
I put several coffee filters in the sink,
made up a mixture of instant tea and water
(3 Tbsp. tea + 1 cup water)
in a spray bottle,
and covered all of the filters with the spray.
Now for the waiting part...
letting the filters dry.
If you can set them in the sun
or by a heat vent
they will dry faster.
You can scrunch them a bit as they dry.
Gather each filter and staple in the center.
Keep 10 or so filters without staples.
They will be the flat disc that you glue
6 stapled filters to.
Glue 1 stapled filter to center of disc.
Press with something
(other than your finger : ) !)
to hold in place.
Glue 5 more around the center.
Fluff out filters and add dabs of glue to attach edges.
You will have pom discs that look like this:
Hot Glue one edge of pom disc onto the back edge
under the cardboard.
Glue the rest of the pom disc down on front.
Repeat all the way around.
Then, depending on the size of your wreath,
You can continue to glue pom discs
to the inside edge.
But if your wreath is smaller like mine,
you will just need to glue individual stapled filters
around the inside.
If there are any vacant spots,
just glue in some stapled filter bunches.
You can dress this wreath up
with any ribbon or decoration.
It will be easy to change the tag for any season.
Today it's my Valentine Wreath!
I hope you have fun trying this project!