Can't believe it finally made it here, but thank goodness it did!
Like the rest of you, I have been in full swing house mode......organizing, cleaning, getting the Christmas decor put away......and with that comes inspiration and creativity and the need to craft!
Yesterday I woke early and had a few crafty things listed on my TO DO list so I took advantage of the quiet free time. I had used coffee filters to make oversized rosettes on my Christmas packages and they were still laying out on my craft table. They beckoned me to make something pretty. I had a styrofoam wreath form in my craft closet too. After rummaging about my ribbon stash, I felt I had the supplies to create a coffee filter wreath and here it is......
I did not take photos as I was working, but let me just tell you, this was easy! Aside from a few glue gun injuries and being so time-consuming, it's a snap!
You will need:
lots of wide ribbon.....I used cream velvet
a styrofoam wreath form
lots of coffee filters
a glue gun and LOTS of glue
another short length of ribbon to use as your hanger
How to make it:
- wrap your wreath form with your wide ribbon. I used hot glue here and there to secure it.
- start hot glueing your coffee filters in place. I scrunched the filter (it's not rocket science, just scrunch it any old way you like). Flatten out the bottom a little bit. Cover the flatted bottom part with hot glue and stick it on the styrofoam wreath form. To make it nice and full, place them as close together as possible. And remember, you can always go back later and fill in wherever you need to! Be careful with that glue gun.....it gets hot, hot, hot!! Next time, I am definitely wearing a thimble........possibly on each finger!!
- add your hanger ribbon by hot glueing it into place. You may need to double secure by adding a T-pin or a layer of fabric over top.
I hung it on my shabby old pink chalkboard and added an inspiring quote underneath.
Loved this project!
It's such a happy little wreath, all full and ruffly! It reminds me of a live carnation wreath, but it'll last forever!
Cheers to you all as this new year is before us!
~ keep dreaming ~