Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Coffee Filter Flower & Yarn Wreath

I'm so excited to finally be done with my fall yarn wreath.  It was a bit time consuming but I  absolutly LOVE how it turned out.  I've mentioned a couple of times that I enjoy mixing hard and soft textures like in my Jute and Felt Wreath. I found inspiration for 
coffee filter flowers 
from one of my 'pins' but gave it my own twist.  

Who knew you could make coffee filters beautiful?


If you're wanting to see another craft from me...you can also catch me over at Serenity You today.  I'm showing Natasha's readers how to make a great keepsake bracelet for children. Check it out!

Pinterest Inspiration:

My Results:
Yarn of your choice
Wreath Base
Straight Pins 
Glue Gun
Fabric (if you choose to have fabric flowers)
5-6 Tea Bags (I used lavender tea for a rose colored effect)
Large Pot
Water
25-30 coffee filters
Spray Adhesive
Ribbon


1.  Find your starting spot on your wreath and spray a dab of spray adhesive.  Place the end of yarn on the dab and hold until secure.


2. Get your wrists ready and start wrapping.  I found it's easiest to keep the yarn in the original form and just pass it through the hole of the wreath.

3. After all of the wreath is wrapped, tie a knot at the end of the yarn and pin it down to the backside of the wreath.


4. Viola! You're beautiful yarn wreath base.  There are so many options on how this warm wreath could be decorated.  Use your imagination....this is the fun part. 

For the Coffee Filter Flowers follow below:

5. Boil water in a large pot and add your tea bags. Reduce to low.

6. Add your separated coffee filters to the pot with the tea bags so they are covered in the tea.

7. Leave the filters in for at least 20 minutes.  I left mine in for about 30 minutes.

8. Remove your coffee filters one at a time laying on a cloth or paper towel.  I placed a paper towel between every 5 filters.  Let them dry overnight.



9. As the filters dry out, remove them from your pile.  I loved how they crinkled.


10. When all the coffee filters dry take one and gather the base making a cone shape.

11. I found it was easiest to bend the tip and pin it in place. Repeat and place depending on your preference.


12.  Add in your fabric flowers.  For a tutorial on how to make the fabric flowers follow this link.


13. Once your flowers are on the wreath, cut a piece of ribbon to the length you'd like and knot the two ends together.

14. Find the center on the back of the wreath and attach ribbon loop with 2-3 pins depending upon the size wreath you've made.

15. Turn wreath over and hang for everyone to admire.  I just love it!

6 comments:

  1. I am loving this! I've enjoyed following you for the short amount of time I have, but I'm REALLY gonna enjoy following you when we move into our house next month and I get to start on some of the pinterest reality projects! haha. we are living with my parents until our house is done being built...can't really do a lot of projets here...I feel like we're living out of a suitcase! ha. this is SUCH a good idea and can't wait to try it!

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  2. I love this wreath! It's so pretty! I may save this to make one too :)

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  3. I LOVE it!!! I'm so glad you found inspiration in my coffee filter wreath - this is a great way to use he filters.

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  4. So pretty! You did an amazing job! Love it!

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  5. Wow, it looks great! So creative. Thanks for linking this up to The Fun In Functional!

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  6. Love this! I've been wanting to make something with coffee filters, great tutorial! Thanks for sharing at Keep Calm and Link Up!
    Barbara at Chase the Star
    chasethestar dot net

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