I have been wanting to try my hand at a coffee filter wreath for a while now. There really are lots of beautiful coffee filter projects all over Pinterest! There are so many different takes and ways to make one. I decided to make a wreath for our dining room.
I'd like to share with you a tutorial on how to make a Vintage Inspired Coffee Filter Wreath. It really is a very inexpensive project. It's a great sit on the couch and catch up on the DVR project. This is where I confess that I watched The Young and the Restless, the Bold and the Beautiful and the Real Housewives of New Jersey while I made mine.
Here she is!
While I intended for it to be for fall, I may just leave it up year around. I really like the vintage feel!
Gather Your Supplies:
- 14 inch straw wreath
- straight pins
- natural colored coffee filters (not white)
- assorted acrylic paint colors of your choice
- bowls for paint
- ribbon for bow
Let's get nice and comfy on the couch. Turn on a favorite TV show or movie and crumble up lots of coffee filters. LOTS! I used 1 package. Of course you could make yours less dense and use fewer filters.
You will need lots. Just ball them up and then open them back up. This step just adds to the vintage look.
I picked 3 acrylic colors that I had on hand that were fall like and blended with my decor.
Add water to make the paint very thin. I didn't measure…..it's just very watered down. The brown paper for my work space sure has seen better days. Multiple projects were going on at the time…lots of multi-tasking!
Somewhat gather the center of the filter and twist at the end like a flower.
Dip the ends in the paint and let it soak it up a few seconds. You will see that it is very subtle.
Place the desired amount on paper plates or waxed paper to dry. I was impatient and wanted to finish the wreath so I put them outside to dry faster. I made about 8 of each color. This will create the flower effect for the wreath.
While those are drying you can complete the bulk of the wreath. 1) Take the center of the filter and twist to form the flower. 2) It is open at the top. 3) Leave the plastic on the wreath. It won't be seen and will keep things neater. Otherwise straw will be falling everywhere. On the backside of the wreath with my thimble I pushed in the pins to hold each filter. Try to keep that outer first layer and center layer pretty even so your wreath will look in proportion. 4) Here it is flipped over. Now fill in all over the wreath saving a space for your colored flower.
I really made my wreath dense. You could make it have a lighter look by placing the filters farther apart from each other. I like the fuller look. It is really very light.
I love Command hooks. They do not damage surfaces and are great for hanging seasonal decor. I hung it upside down on the back of the china cabinet pediment. Then I made a burlap bow for hanging.
Up close detail of the colors~
This is definitely a project that I would do again. Coffee filters are so easy to work with and cheap!!!
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This week's Fall Porch Tour is HERE.
I hope you are enjoying cooler fall temps where you live. It is finally starting to stay in the 70s here in SC! Have a lovely week and thanks for stopping by!
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