Thursday, June 21, 2012

Dyed Coffee Filter Wreath for the 4th


 We currently have a ton of projects going on around here right now, one of which is having our hall bathroom remodeled--always awesome right before you go out of town, right?  It should be finished up today, and we'll be back to having 2 toilets in the house.  Woohoo!

But I've wanted to throw this wreath together for a while now, and not being able to leave the house (since we've had workers here) gave me the opportunity to get it done.

I made colored coffee filters the same way I did for my yellow wreath in my porch makeover.  

I used paint to make red and blue colored water and dipped the filters down in it.



When they dried (helped by my hair dryer) I cut them into flower shapes (several filters at a time).


I cut a circle out of cardboard (doesn't even have to be perfect, but the rounder the better of course :) and painted it white.


Then to assemble it, I made blossoms by pinching the center of each coffee filter and pulling it down into a "badminton birdie" shape.  Then with my glue gun I glued 3 of those together, just at the point.


Then I glued 4 blue blossoms down on the top left part, and filled in the rest with red ones.

It's now hanging from the same burlap strip that the yellow one was--and I attached it using a small binder clip!

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How's your 4th of July decorating coming?  (To be honest, this is probably all I'll do--ha!)

 
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9 comments:

  1. This is super cute!! I love how you shaped them like flowers!

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  2. What a great idea! Looks perfect for the 4th! Megan

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  3. I saw this in Martha Stewart and have been wanting to try it!

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  4. Another great project idea. I hope you will link this one up to my Patriotic Project Parade!

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/06/patriotic-project-parade-linky-party.html

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  5. That's just the perfect patriotic touch!

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  6. Fabulous Idea! I quit drinking coffee this year and I'm still hanging onto a bunch of filters! I'll have to do this for the Fourth!

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  7. I love that you made another coffee filter wreath. This turned out so stinkin cute! Thanks for linking up to Point of View! (Let me know if you would like to guest post sometime. We would love to have you!)

    Jonie

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  8. I love this! There are so many different possibilities for using dyed filters. I also like that the flowers are BIG and don't require lots of little cuts or punch outs. I'm definitely going to have to keep this for a spring wreath next year.

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