Thursday, January 26, 2012

more FREE projects! Hand dyed coffee filter wreath tutorial


In keeping with the word of the week (FREE!)
 I wanted to show you how to make your own coffee filter wreath
Mine was free but you might have to pay minimally for the supplies if you don't have them on hand

Don't forget to check out my other free projects that I posted about this week
awesome bloom belt (still have to trademark that!)
and now 
Hand Dyed Coffee Filter Wreath

O.k. moving on

My super awesome (not really my cousin) cousin Erica (who is friends in real life with Emily...(you know, THE Emily) at Jones Design Company) picked up these grapevine wreaths for free and passed them on to me.  
I have like 8 more, so stay tuned!
also, please disregard the straw wreath on the right, that one was a quarter at a garage sale but was used for a different top secret (not really) project that you will see another time.

Now that we have the introductions down, lets move on.


While we are talking about Emily (oh, we stopped talking about her?  hmmm...guess I was still thinking about how I want to be best friends with her and possibly stalk her at Target), she posted a beautiful wreath project way back in September that has had me drooling since.

autumn flower wreath
see totally drool worthy?

I had some coffee filters that I got for (you guessed it) FREE from Grandma and dyed them.
You can read about how to do that here.


I used a stapler and piled 5 coffee filters together and stapled them twice in the center.


Take the first layer and pull it up twisting it in the center.


Keep pulling up layer after layer and twisting them until you have this beautiful flower


Glue your flowers around your wreath and it looks like this.


I hung mine in my den bringing my wreath total to four in a 9x10 room.  
I think I might have a problem.  Is there such a thing as wreath intervention?


Free, my favorite word.



What's your's?




10 comments:

Anna at www.mylifeandkids.com said...

Yup - separated at birth. I am also obsessed with garage sales, estate sales, auctions...

And did you know that my mom is kindof in the business? She has two antique booths, an online shop and BARNS full of garage sale/estate sale/auction treasures!

Want to go shopping in Michigan with me sometime?

Stephanie said...

oh my gosh - that is sooo beautiful. Definitely going on my list of projects to do! Thanks for the great idea!
Stephanie

Jen the CraftinCowgirl said...

I have seen a few coffee filter wreaths and flowers, but non as beautiful as yours! They look absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing!

Sally said...

Beautiful...I love how you dyed them such a beautiful color!
Sally
loveofhomes.blogspot.com

Jill @Two Yellow Birds Decor said...

That is so pretty! I have always wondered if there was a way to dye the coffee filters. Thank you so much for showing me how! Also thanks for linking this up too at Thursday's Temptation.
Jill

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Love these and thanks for the tutorial on how to make the flowers. Gorgeous!

Peggy57 said...

Lovely coffee filter flowers turned out great thanks for sharing tutorial.

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

I used your wonderful tutorial in a post I just put up!

Lynda said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial! Your wreaths turned out so beautiful and look just stunning in your window :)
I am hoping you can answer just one question. How did you mount the ribbon to the frame? I have a wreath I just finished and am wanting to hang it in a similar fashion but I am totally stumped on what to use.
Have a wonderful Sunday <3

EricaMichelle said...

I knew you would do something lovely with those wreaths! If you need more...I have 8 more taking up space in my attic!