I have seen coffee filter wreaths before and since Valentine's Day is not far away I thought a heart shaped wreath would be perfect. I found a foam heart wreath at Joann's and I also bought the floral pins and ribbon. I had the coffee filters and dye on hand.
I put the coffee filters in the sink with the dye in hot water. It didn't take very long for them to change color. Once they were done I rinsed them with warm water and put them on cookie sheets to dry.
We weren't very patient with the drying process so we got out hair dryers and my handy assistants started drying. That went much faster!!
I cut out the ribbon and pinned it in placed on my wreath before I added the roses, that way I wouldn't have to find a place for it later.
I took a few filters and wrapped them around the wreath so that none of the white foam would show through. I made rosettes out of the filters, it took me a bit but I finally got the hang of it.
The same could be done with tissue paper, I liked using the filters because they are so much more durable.
I like the way it turned out and I was so happy that I discovered dyeing coffee filters, it was a lot of fun!!
Happy (early) Valentine's Day