Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Tales of this Shopkeeper - Coffee Filter Wreath

Last Christmas season I found out how to make a wreath out of coffee filters.  Sooooo easy and fun!  I made one big one, hung it in the window for display and had a contest on guessing how many filters I used.  The prize?? The coffee filter wreath!!  Lots of guesses and lots of fun with this.  The closest guess was about 100 filters off but still the winner.  I emailed her ......and emailed again.....and still the wreath hangs in the shop to this day!

The last couple of months I've had people ask what it was made of and why didn't I make more to sell?  I guess I felt lots of people knew how to make these and there wouldn't be much interest but I had so many people ask about them that I decided to make some medium sized wreaths to be available to those who weren't interested in making them.....and I'm doing them in white and tea stained....

soooo white....and

tea stained.....this could be darker and I will work on that for my next one....

These could be embellished with all sorts of vintage findings or left on their own...........they are about 20" in diameter finished and take about 160 coffee filters....get them at the dollar store 160/pack!!  So, hot glue/gun, white foam wreath form, filters.........easy peesy!  Takes about an hour to make this size. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I know these have been around for a while but I still love them- xo Diana