I saw this idea on Little Big Nest and decided I had to give it a try. She used white coffee filters, which she soaked in tea to tint them darker. I found the darker coffee filters...and decided it would be more cost effective since I would have had to buy tea to tint white ones:) Unless Pepsi works...:)
knife (or scissors) to cut the foam board
regular coffee filters
hot glue gun
1. I started out with a wreath shape that I cut from some old foam board. I LOVE that the dollar store sells foam board! Take that Michaels for trying to charge $2.99!
Make sure to cut your wreath a little smaller than the finished size that you want. The filters make it look larger in the end.
Also, I tried to show how I folded my coffee filters so that I could glue them on.
2. I started by placing them along the inside of the wreath.
I wrapped them around the inner edge and glued the little "tails" on the backside so the foam board was covered.
Here is the first row all finished:
3. I worked my way around the whole wreath. I would tuck the tails of the coffee filters under, then apply glue to them and use them as a little prop so my filter would stand up.
I applied coffee filters up to the edge of the wreath.
4. Finally, I applied another layer of filters to the outer edge, much like I did to the inner edge so that no foam board was showing. Here is my husband being my wreath model:)
You could hang this straight on the wall, but I glued a loop of ribbon to the back and then a bow to the front and hung it about our television.
My daughter was too busy watching Word World for me to get a picture without the TV on:)
coffee filters: $1.49
wreath: old foam board
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