11.28.2011

Ruffled Wreath Love {How To}

The week before last, while catching up on Desperate Housewives and Gossip Girl (both so fab this season!), I channeled my inner-crafter to churn out a couple of coffee filter wreaths to complete my living room holiday decor.  And while a little patience was a must, I assure you that the price tag of seven dollars (per wreath) made it totally worth it!
For each wreath you'll need:
14" foam wreath
400 1-4 cup coffee filters
hot glue
1. Wrap the wreath by spreading out coffee filters and hot gluing to attach.
2. I then separated about 50 filters in a big pile.  You want to fold the filter in fourths.  So, fold in half once and then in half again.  You'll want to pinch the bottom of the fold tightly but leave the ruffled part loose and ruffled.
3.  Apply hot glue to the point of the folded filter. 
4.  Attach the filter to the wreath.  I essentially covered all parts of the wreath that were seen when it's laying flat.  I figured having a flat back would make it much easier to hang.  Place them close together on the wreath.
5.  Repeat, making your way around the wreath until covered!  I used nearly all 400 filters on one wreath.
6.  I looped a wide, satin ribbon around the wreath and hung from the top of my living room bookcase with a strong staple gun staple.  Here's the finished back and finished front!
I'm heading up to the PCP's school to help in the class, serve up some six year old birthday cheer and dine on some curious cafeteria concoction.
xoxo

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22 comments:

  1. GORGEOUS! I would never have the patience to do it, maybe I should use coffee filters for crafts and drink less of the stuff!

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  2. They look beautiful! You really have some great crafting skills! Oh - and your dining room table looked beautiful for Thanksgiving! I hope you had a wonderful day!
    -Shelley

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  3. they turned out great. I love my coffee filter wreath!! I just wish we could make them water proof so I can use them outside on my door. haha

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  4. OH. MY. WORD. Your house is stunning. Beautiful. Amazing. And warm. I absolutely love it! Thanks for the inspiration! Will be back again! ;)
    Jennifer

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  5. Your house & family is beautiful! the Disney World trip looked so fun :) I can't wait to do that for my son

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  6. Thank you for linking up! The wreath is absolutely gorgeous. I purchased coffee filters this summer to create a wreath and ended up giving the filters to my parents for their coffee!


    Erika
    It’s a Wrap Link Party at Artful Rising

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  7. WOW! Looks UMMM-Amazing!! Great job! Your newest fan!!

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  8. Wow fantastic! I tried and didn't succeed :( Think I will order one from an etsy.lol They look great in your space.

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  9. Hello! New follower here, nice to meet you :)
    WOW, i LOVE your wreath! I'm sooo going to try this. Very creative and beautiful! I did something similar but with book pages and made roses out of them...

    http://macaylasroom.blogspot.com/2011/10/wreath-kitchen-mantel.html

    thank you for the inspiration! :)

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  10. Awesome wreath! Looks time consuming but worth it. Looking good as a pair on your media center too.

    ♥Linsey

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  11. I'm a long time follower, first time commenter. I started my wreath last night and got about half way through it before I had to take a break. It's beautiful but MAN it's a pain! I couldn't find a styrofoam wreath, so I just used some pipe insulator I found in the "tool" section of Walmart. I used duct tape to join the ends together. For 4 of the foam tubes, the total cost was around 2.97. Not too shabby! Thanks for the great idea!

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  12. Sooo pretty and creative!! I love it!! Would love for you to please share it via my Pin'Inspirational Thursday linky party please...LOVE LOVE :)) http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/12/pininspirational-thursday-11-linky.html?m=1 *Thanks so much :)) Wishing you a happy Thursday..~Marilyn*

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  13. Oh, my! I love this!! The wreaths are stunning! And I love your woodwork in your home!! Just beautiful!! I'm a new follower!

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  14. Soooo pretty! Looks like it was made with whipped cream! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  15. Visiting from the Sunday Show Case...okay I got sidetracked....those are beautiful. You have way more patience then I could come up with for that project.

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  16. Just joined Pinterest and found your wreath. Looks beautiful! Am going to try that. Thanks. I work at a Christmas store. Wonder how I could add some color to it? Would love your input.

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  17. Is there any way to "weather" or "bug" proof this so that I could hang this on my front door?

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    1. I don't know?? Maybe that clear spray paint? But it might yellow. Probably best kept inside - its pretty delicate

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  18. I made one of these tonight as I stumbled upon it while googling for home made easy Christmas wreaths and I made one and I am totally in love. I dressed mine up with some simple dollar store goodies and did a red sparkle ribbon and I adore it. Thanks so much for sharing this (forever ago) so I could find something easy, cheap and beautiful this year for my front door. I live in an apartment building, so it's totally safe from the elements! (This is mine, if you wanna see it! http://instagram.com/p/wIfZoeoMWb/ :) )

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