Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Valentine's Day Coffee Filter Wreath




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.



After I was done I changed my mind and decided to put the bow on the wreath instead of at the top.


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

22 comments:

  1. I've never seen rosettes made from coffee filters. Fantastic idea! It's nice that the kids get involved.....it becomes a family project that way!

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  2. Now my wheels are turning....what can I do with coffee filters?

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  3. The color is luscious and the rosettes are adorable. Tut?

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  4. So. Beautiful. Love how it kept it's heart shape after all the rosettes were placed!
    Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  5. CUTE wreath!! Thanks for the GREAT idea to dye the coffee filters! I have some filters and was trying to figure out how to make them pink for Valentine's Day. THANK YOU!!

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  6. I totally love the look of this wreath, but what am I missing? How do you make the flowers themselves?

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  7. Very cute! I love the different use of the coffee filters! :) Visiting from Today's Creative Blog!
    ~Clarissa @ A Little Stone House

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  8. Totally love this! It is just beautiful thanks so much for sharing, Vicky

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  9. OH!!! I love this! It came out GREAT!! I did the rosettes with tissue paper. My post has gotten some GREAT feedback! Next time I'd like to try this way.

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  10. I would've never thought of dyeing the filters.

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  11. Great idea to dye the filters...this really came out cute. It could be done for St. Patty's day as well...that could be fun to do with my boys!

    If you have a moment, please link up to Creative Juice Thursday!
    http://momnivoresdilemma.blogspot.com/2011/01/creative-juice-thursday-7-freshly.html

    <3
    nicolette

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  12. This is the hot pink bomb-what a cool idea-coffee filters are quite the durable little buggers!!-Very creative!!

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  13. super cute, but how do you do a rosette out of the filter. Roll it up then twist it?

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  14. Super cute! I am over from Thrifty Decor Chick. I'm just wondering...how do you make the flowers themselves?

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  15. came from TDC also, and same question on how to make the rosettes from the filters.

    You (or anyone else) think that food coloring would work to dye the filters??

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  16. Hi, Thanks so much for your comments! I will add how I made the rosettes, hopefully tomorrow I can get it up! Thank you again for the interest!

    Leslie

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    1. Okay, I give up. It's a year later. HOW do I make these adorable rosettes? Please advise, as I am not a computer whiz, and I don't see the method on this site. Many thanks, Patty

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  17. How cute! I have some coffee filters that I've been saving for a cute project. This may be it... : )

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  18. So neat! I've seen the coffee filter wreath idea but never like this! LOVE IT.
    If you have time, would love if you could share at our linky party
    http://haybirdblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/fluff-your-feathers-and-strut-your.html

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  19. Hi,
    Love this! When are you going to post how to do the flowers?????? Can't find them anywhere on the internet.
    Thanks!

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