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Saturday, February 20, 2016

DIY Coffee Filter Wreath

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If you're on Pinterest, no doubt you've seen a coffee filter wreath, and maybe even made one yourself. But if you haven't, and are feeling crafty on a small scale, here's a quick how-to.
You will need: a wreath form, 2 packages of paper coffee filters (8-12 cup size), a hot glue gun, a good sized artist's paint brush or a Sharpie. You can also use a piece of twine if you want to create a way to hang the wreath easily after completing it. This wreath is easy to make and quite inexpensive (about $10).

© Rhiann Wynn-Nolet
My advice is to leave the straw wreath wrapped in plastic, less mess and better adhesion. You could use a foam wreath form if you prefer. I used a length of twine and tied it around the straw form in two places so that I'd have an easy method for hanging this sucker just about anywhere.

© Rhiann Wynn-Nolet
Load and heat your glue gun. Put your capped Sharpie or the non-working end of the paint brush in the center of the filter and pull the sides up around it like a closed umbrella. Dab glue on the filter where you've created a small area for contact with the wreath form. Using the marker or paintbrush allows you to poke the filter into place without getting hot glue burns (well, okay, I did burn myself twice, but it had nothing to do with using the helper paint brush).

Start with the inner part of the wreath (around the central hole). Work in ever-expanding concentric rings from that first inner circle. In retrospect I think I packed the filters a little too densely. You can easily leave an inch between filter contact points and your wreath will turn out great. I fully intended to take a photo "during", but my glue gun had other ideas and was churning out molten glue so fast I never got to take a break.

Once you're finished, you can trim off any filter edges that protrude past where they should. Here is the finished product adorning the rusty windmill head on the planked wall in our dining room. I think it makes a nice, fresh-looking warm weather wreath, but it's also quite suitable for a white winter holiday scheme. By the way, if you're interested in the planked wall DIY, click here.

© Rhiann Wynn-Nolet
We hope you've enjoyed this quick and easy project. Buster and Daisy aren't all that interested in artsy-craftsy pastimes...

Naptime for Daisy and Buster © Rhiann Wynn-Nolet

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Quince Cottage Style mixes old and new, rustic and opulent.
Our goal is to make our new subdivision house look inviting, beautiful, 
and as though it wasn't born yesterday!

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