Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Coffee Filter Wreath Tutorial

Coffee Filter Wreath Tutorial From My Front Porch To Yours
After seeing some amazing coffee filter wreaths out in blogland for the past year I decided I was going to attempt one. I figured how hard could it be!? I researched the directions and purchased my supplies. According to my research I needed approx 75 filters so I purchased just one pack of filters.

Coffee Filter Wreath Tutorial From My Front Porch To Yours
I then purchased two straw wreaths from HobLob. Seeing as it was my first attempt I used the smaller ring and decided to wrap it in script scrapbook paper. Note that I left the plastic on the wreaths as to not cause an even larger mess.

Coffee Filter Wreath Tutorial From My Front Porch To Yours
All I did was tear off inch or so strips and hot glued them all around so that if I had any holes or if the back was seen it would still look nice.


Coffee Filter Wreath Tutorial From My Front Porch To Yours
Then I started making the poofs. Just flatten out the filter and fold in half and then continue folding. I folded in alternating patterns. Then when you are done folding just twist the bottom like so to keep the poof shape.
Coffee Filter Wreath Tutorial From My Front Porch To Yours
Next I separated the filter and made the poof look like a flower.

Coffee Filter Wreath Tutorial From My Front Porch To Yours
Next came the glueing. Note you will need lots of glue sticks and a large thresh hold of pain! I can not tell you how many times I hot glued my finer or finger nail!:0

Coffee Filter Wreath Tutorial From My Front Porch To Yours
This is what it looked like with the first row completed.

Coffee Filter Wreath Tutorial From My Front Porch To Yours
Here is the second row on. Tips would be to make your poofs ahead of the game. This will save you a ton of time  or at least make it go more smoothly because let me tell ya this is NOT a quick project though fairly easy. Up to this point I already had almost two hours vested and remember this is the smaller ring!

Coffee Filter Wreath Tutorial From My Front Porch To Yours
Here is a view of the side.

Coffee Filter Wreath Tutorial From My Front Porch To Yours
Okay, so here we are a week later and another half a pack of filters this is what I got. I will admit I only worked on it three days in that time period but that was because it was a very tideous project. I used an entire pack and half of filters so be sure to buy extra!

Coffee Filter Wreath Tutorial From My Front Porch To Yours
Next up came some trimming and evening out. Do not go crazy here. You will only need a little snip here and there.

Coffee Filter Wreath Tutorial From My Front Porch To Yours
I decided to make mine a Christmas wreath so next up I made a bow for it with this beautiful velvet damask ribbon I had. 

Coffee Filter Wreath Tutorial From My Front Porch To Yours
I made the ribbon long enough so that it can be hung off of a mirror.

Coffee Filter Wreath Tutorial From My Front Porch To Yours
Here is a picture of what the back looks like. I am really glad I glued the stripes of script paper because it just gives it a more completed look.

Coffee Filter Wreath Tutorial From My Front Porch To Yours
I think it turned out fab. Maybe a little Hollywood glam I think with the bling. Now I am trying to decide if I want to keep it or sell it. Just not sure on that one yet. I was making it to sell but after factoring in the time I am just not sure it would be worth my wild and it is just so darn pertty!



21 comments:

  1. It is pretty ! I'm trying to decide if I want to spend the time to make one.

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  2. This is lovely! I appreciate your tutorial too! I can't wait to try this because yours is beautiful!

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  3. That turned out really pretty, Pamela! It looks great with the ribbon, too. Hmmm, I'd keep it, given the time involved and if you change your mind you could always sell it. I'm going to try one even smaller than yours!

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  4. I LOVE it and would keep it for sure! I need a tutorial on how you made that bow! LOVE IT!

    Lou Cinda

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  5. So chic, love how full and fluffy it is, perfect Christmas wreath! Thanks for sharing the great tutorial!

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  6. Very beautiful and I must do this!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Faye

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  7. it is stunning! great job! now, I am thinking of doing the same.

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  8. It turned out beautiful Pam!! I love the paper underneath and your bow is so pretty. Good job and hopefully your fingers are healing. :)
    xoxo

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  9. I love the way this turned out. Good idea to put the pretty paper all around first. It looks like a big puffy carnation. So pretty!

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  10. Your coffee filter wreath turned out so pretty Pamela. I made one and I agree with you, it's a lot of work!

    Enjoy your day,
    Gail

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  11. This is beautiful, It shows how patient of a person you are. I love this look for christmas or any time of the year.

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  12. Fabulous wreath and the bow really "makes" it. Beautiful!

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  13. Your wreath is fabulous! I love the finished product and so pleased that you took the time to give your wonderful tutorial.
    Thank you. I have joined your followers list as well as Pinterest, and invite you to join my followers list; as well,I hope you will grab a blog button. Hugs, Gayle
    http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com

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  14. I agree, it is gorgeous and so worth the effort of putting the pretty script on the back.

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  15. Turned out really cute! Thank you for linking it up to Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  16. just a note
    to let you know
    that i'm featuring your wreath
    on this week's fridays unfolded!

    alison

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  17. Love your version, Pamela! The best I've seen! That bow is gorgeous and completes your wreath perfectly! I vote for keeping it! Great job!

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  19. Very, very pretty...I must try to make this.

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