Thursday, January 24, 2013

Coffee Filter Wreath

I've been working on my piano mantel and I'm so excited about the latest addition! I found this easy tutorial for a High Impact, Low Cost, Low Time wreath to hang over my painted window.

Supplies:
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • 200-pack Basic Coffee Filters
  • 36" Foam Pipe Casing 3/4" Wide (at Home Depot near the copper pipes) *UPDATE: Use a bulkier foam casing to ensure the wreath's shape. My foam has stretched and now my wreath resembles a large zero instead of a perfect O. I've also read that you can use standard foam forms, old grapevine wreaths, pool noodles, and even paper plates with the center cut out!
  • Packing/Duct Tape
Assembly:
  1. Cut foam to 36". (The foam from Home Depot will come in 6' sections for about $1.)
  2. Tape ends of foam with packing or duct tape.
  3. Fold filters. I did this rather fast and it worked just fine. I placed them inside one hand and pushed down with my fingers on the other hand to make them pointy in the center for glueing.
  4. Hot glue filters everywhere working your way around the foam. Come back and fill in any empty spots.

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