Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Coffee Filter Wreath

Been there, seen that, done that. These coffee filter projects are all over blogland..I hate to, but I jumped on the bandwagon too. I mean who doesn't like to have a statement piece hanging on their door?

What you need:
  • Lots and lots of patience.
  • Coffee Filters (I used a box of 100 filters)
  • Glue Gun
  • Wreath
  • Scalloped scissors
  • Masking Tape
 1. Take 3 filters at a time and trim the outer edge of the filters with scalloped scissors.
2.Cut a line through the centre of the filter.s.I used plain scissors here as it was quicker.
3. Scrunch up the upper part of the filter..like so..
For this step any and all helping hands are welcomed.
 4. Use the inner and narrower part of the cut filters to make the 'buds' of your flower by twisting the paper into bud like shapes. You have three buds now.
5. Take a strip of masking tape..lay it on your work surface sticky side up.
6. Stick the 3 buds on it in a row.
Sorry about the poor picture quality..I was working late at night with all helping hands gone to bed by now :p
7. Next..take the 3 outer rings of your filters.Make a cut into the rings (no picture) you'll have 3 strips of paper with scalloped edges.
8. Start sticking each strip on the masking tape in a ruffled fashion.
So now you have 3 buds and three strips of paper on to your masking tape.

Start rolling the tape inwards. Roll and you will have a flower!

Use hot glue to stick them on your wreath. This project was tedious and I wanted to quit after the first row of flowers on the wreath..I stuck my headphones in my ears listening to Adele and the next row seemed to have taken less time!

Finished. Time for some Coffee.


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