I saw several tutorials for Coffee Filter Wreaths on Pinterest and decided I would try one during the Christmas Holidays. Well, now that the Holidays are over, I miss my wreath!! So, I decided to make one for Spring. YES, I am already thinking SPRING!! I am OVER this cold/dreary/wet weather! So, I gathered my supplies and a Spring coffee filter wreath was made!
You Will Need : Styrofoam wreath form, 1 pack of coffee filters, hot glue gun and glue sticks, tea ~ from boiling tea bags in water, craft paint (Watered Down) or food coloring and, sufficient space to dry your filters.
I started by dividing my filters up into small sections. Keep in mind you’re going to need more of the tea stained or, whatever you choose as your primary color. I just dipped the small section, upside down, into a bowl of green, watered down craft paint (1 part paint-4 parts water) about halfway. I did 1/4 of the pack of filters in green and the rest in tea stain. (I did not use the whole pack of filters on one wreath) I dipped them in hot tea to tea stain, just like I did the painted ones. Then, squeeze out any excess.
Now, what I had NOT read in any tutorial was, you MUST separate the painted filters as soon as you’ve dipped them and squeezed out any excess paint. They do dry fairly quick and you’re edges WILL stick together if you don’t. After they’re colored, just separate and lay them flat to dry. Note: It can get messy so, wear old garb!
This is how they looked after this process was done.
To attach to the wreath form, just gently crumple the filter up, add a dab of hot glue to the wreath form and attach the filter center-bottom. I held it in place with a small paint brush. Otherwise you may have no skin left from the glue gun lol. You will get a feel of how close they need to be. Just don’t leave any open gaps or your wreath form will show through. I did not take a pic of this part but, if you have any questions, feel free to ask and, if need be, I can take a pic and add it. I, too, am a visual learner. I did the whole front of the wreath first. That helped me get an idea of where I would want to place the green filters.
After you finish the front, just do the inside & outside of form the same way. I would hang it on the wall to get a feel of where I wanted to place the green ones.
So, there you have it. My paint/tea dipped coffee filter Spring Wreath!! I hope you make one too!
Thanks so much for taking time to visit. God Bless ~ Dawn