I had the chance to speak at the One of a Kind Christmas show last Friday and I decided to show the various wreaths we made for the December issue of Chatelaine. It was early one chilly morning when I was mulling over the presentation that I had a serious AHA moment as I was fumbling with coffee filters at five in the morning (did I mention I have a one-year-old daughter?!). It was then that I came up with an easy, super fun way to make this stunning wreath out of coffee filters.
– 2 packages of basket type filters, small size(I got mine at the dollar store)
– One 12” to 18″ Styrofoam wreath form
– Low heat glue gun and glue sticks
– Food colouring and water
– Mix 20 drops of food colouring with 1 cup of water. (You may need to mix more).
– Grab one coffee filter by the middle, and quickly dip the tips in the colour. Don’t worry if it’s uneven, that’s part of the beauty. Put aside to dry.
– Repeat with additional filters. (Work in batches of about 50 so you have room to let them dry).
– Place a dollop of hot glue on the wreath.
– Grab the filter by the middle and push it into the hot glue (be careful not to burn your fingers). Repeat with more filters until you have covered the glue.
– Repeat, moving in “rows” across the inside, top and sides of the wreath. The tighter you place the filters, the more textured the wreath with appear.
– Allow to dry completely before hanging with a ribbon, or by attaching some fishing line at the back with hot glue.