>All the cool kids are doing it…

>I finally made a coffee filter wreath! I have been seeing them ALLLL over the blogs lately…and I have admired the full wreaths at a low cost, so I finally made my own 🙂

All you need is a wreath form, LOTS of coffee filters, several hot glue sticks, and even more patience. Seriously. You think you’re going crazy after a little while.

Simply fold each coffee filter in fourths, and start glueing individually to the wreath form. I started in the “back”…but make sure you leave enough room for the back to lay flat against the wall when you eventually hang it up. Here’s what it starts to look like:

In hindsight, I would have spraypainted the wreath form white before I started, because once it’s finished, if you look close enough, you can look between some of the small gaps and see green. Oh well, next time!

Then you add the next layer…

Optional: use your dog as a holder for the coffee filters that haven’t been folded yet…
Haha…oh Buckley. Your mom is crazy 🙂

Here’s the wreath with 2 layers (all folded in fourths):

Finally, I started adding the last layer, but for this layer I folded it in eigths instead of fourths. It got a little trickier at this point, just because there was so much “stuff” around where you’re trying to place the filters. But, finally, I ended up with this:
Finished! Finally!

I love it! It really did take a lot of time, and I usually did it at night, while I was watching TV with the hubby. I was originally going to keep it at my house, but now I’m considering selling it at the craft fair. I’m not sure how to price it though…what do you think about $20? Too expensive? The supplies cost a little less than $5.00, but it did take several hours of work. Let me know what you think 🙂

I love all of your comments! Thank you so much for coming to my little blog 🙂

Comments
14 Responses to “>All the cool kids are doing it…”
  1. Kristen says:

    >I think it looks great!! If you added a bit of color flare, you could probably get 20-25 for it. Like some small Christmas ornaments stuck in between some of the filters or a big holiday bow in the middle. Just some thoughts. Great job though. I'm getting ready to try my own too.

  2. Allison says:

    >Looks great! I sold one on Etsy for $25 so I don't think $20 is too much.Here's a hint: next time you make one- Glue the outside circle and then the inside circle part of the wreath first. Then fill in the center. Much easier!

  3. >I made a few myself-actually I got the kids to help me too. I sold one for $25. The time it takes-don't sell yourself short. Love it!Jody

  4. >Your wreath looks great. I agree that a few small red Christmas balls tucked into it would make it a bit different than the rest. I'm not sure how to price it, but I would think 20-25 is about right.

  5. Kendall says:

    >Ohhh so pretty!! PS: I love your little pup- he is so cute! Did you get the name Buckley from watching The Royal Tennenbaums? There's a beagle in that movie named Buckley 🙂

  6. >WOW! This is actually the first time I've seen this wreath in blogland. It turned out great! I'm not sure I would have the patience, but I suppose if you spread it out over a few nights it wouldn't be so bad. I don't think $20 is too much – don't underestimate your labor!

  7. Lorraine says:

    >Look at you! Such beautiful and great ideas. Wish you were around to help with my wedding! Hope you guys are doing well.

  8. Ellie B says:

    >Love it! And I just finished my first one too! I'm planning to sell mine for $25 – it does take a long time, and the burns on my fingers are definitely worth at least $5!

  9. Jill says:

    >Oh that looks wonderful! I'm sure you'd sell it for at least $20 no problem! What a lot of work has gone into it!Thanks so much for sharing on A Round Tuit!Hope you have a lovely week!Jill @ Creating my way to Successhttp://jembellish.blogspot.com/

  10. >Looks fantastic, you have more patience than me!

  11. Renegades says:

    >It's so pretty. Who would have thought coffee filters could do that?

  12. Megan/Lucia says:

    >Such a great idea!! I will definitely have to try this during nap times. I'm starting a link party this Wednesday. I would love for you to share this! Ciao, Luciawakinglucia.blogspot.com

  13. >oh this is so cute!! I love this idea, how easy too! If you have a chance come link up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings… http://www.ladybug-blessings.com

  14. Anonymous says:

    >Hi. Great idea!Val (Brazil)www.crieartezzanato.blogspot.com

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