Thursday, September 29, 2011

My Take on the Coffee Filter Wreath

I first saw this cute little wreath on Pinterest and decided I wanted to make one for myself. This one was made by Lucy over at Craftberry Bush. Isn't it sweet?

So, the craftbug hit me this week and I decided a wreath like this would be perfect for our front door. I made a bigger one than Lucy did, so it wouldn't be swallowed by the door.

First, I bought some plain white coffee filters and used about 150. I dyed them in coffee.

Next, I wrung them out and placed them in the oven (heated to 200 degrees). I just laid them flat and they dried in about 2 minutes.

I twisted a couple together to make little "flowers".

Then I started putting them on the wreath form. I just used straight pins...

After they were all pinned in place, I added some fall decor: pumpkins and feathers! I love how it turned out. It's so nice to have something pretty on the front of our house, because let me tell you...our yard is AWFUL. My husband's son dug up all the shrubs for us right after we moved in. We intended on new landscaping, but then got hit with the worst drought Texas has seen in 50 years or more. UGH! I probably won't get landscaping until next spring because nothing would survive right now! Anyway, here's my wreath...I took this picture before moving her to her home. :)

Making the house look pretty:

This was fun and relatively easy...just time consuming. I'm planning to make another one for Christmas. Maybe I'll even make a couple of small ones to put in my Etsy shop (my Etsy shop that has had nothing in it for two years!).

I'm linking up at:

I hope everyone has a happy week-end...It's almost here!

Til the next time,


  1. Love it! Wow your Pinterest project looks alot better than my attempts at some of them...haha..

  2. This is super cute, and a really neat idea! I might have to try it myself!

  3. Sooo loving this! I just adore the coffee filter wreaths!! I would love for you to come share this at Feathered Nest Friday sometime! :)

  4. I really like your version--so elegant!

  5. Your wreath is so pretty! The photos are amazing.

  6. That wreath is so beautiful and your pics are absolutely GORGEOUS!!! My jaw kinda fell open a bit looking at them. :-) I am so enjoying your blog and we are thrilled that you came over and linked this up to Inspiration Friday this week!

  7. Thanks everyone for your nice compliments. I love comments! :)

  8. Oh wow, LOVE this, great job and wonderful photos!! thanks so much for sharing at VIF! xo

  9. This wreath does look awesome! It looks really good with the color of your house too! Sorry to hear about the condition of the yard, very frustrating.

  10. I really like it! I'm glad you took pictures and blogged about it.

  11. Just found this on Pinterest and I LOVE this coffee filter wreath. Its the prettiest one I have seen yet. I would love it if you would link this up to our linky party we have going on right now.

    Tenille from {Junk in their Trunk}

  12. Thanks for linking up to our 1st link party at {Junk in their Trunk}! This is such a fabulous idea!! I want to make one this weekend!! Please stop by tomorrow for our 2nd link party!!
    {Junk in their Trunk} sisters =)

  13. What a great idea! You dried them individually? Did that take forever or what?


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