Sunday, September 9, 2012

Fall Coffee Filter Wreath

Ever since I made the Christmas coffee filter wreath last year, I’ve been wanting to do one up for fall.  For this wreath I used the natural, unbleached filters. These filters can be found most anywhere.  I found them at Walmart, but most grocery stores carry them.
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Not only is it pretty to look at, it smells wonderful !  The pine cones are cinnamon scented.
The full and complete instructions can be found here, but here are a few anyway.
Start off with foam wreath and about 200 coffee filters....



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Fold a filter in half, pinch on the bottom, pull through your hand to make a flower.
Flatten the bottom and glue to the wreath.  Star gluing from the centre row, and keep going around till you reach the outer edge.  Remember to leave the back FLAT.
Again for more info and pictures CLICK HERE 
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Tip #1:
   Wrap a wire around the top of your wreath before starting to glue the filters on.  It’s MUCH harder to work a wire through there later.  The wire will also come in handy when you want to hang the wreath before adding some of your finishing touches.  I always like to see it on the wall as I’m gluing my decorations on.
Tip #2
For those of you who don't like finger burns....( I have a few nice welt's from the hot glue) I learned this half way through this project.....
I knew I was going to clip the stems from the roses so I used a stem to press the hot glued filter down on the wreath.  No need to use your fingers to press them down.  Use whatever you have.  Save your fingers!

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I bought a few decorations from Michaels Craft Store.  This little bag contained cinnamon scented pine cones and 3 decorative pumpkins.
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I used a little bunch of cream coloured roses and cut all the stems down.
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And with a few more little additions, this wreath came together nicely.
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I wrapped some twine around the wire and topped with another pine cone.  My hanger shows because I need to drop the wreath below the Board and Batten.
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It goes really well with my straw and corn husk owl.
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93 comments:

  1. That's lovely, Lisa! Everything you added to the wreath looks so pretty and it's perfect for Fall. I love your owl, too. : ) I gave up on coffee filter wreaths after I burnt my finger very badly on the hot glue {and I'm usually pretty lucky about that}. I should probably get a low temp glue gun anyway.

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    1. Funny you should mention that. I have three big welts on three different fingers. I guess I forgot how easy it was to burn my fingers from the first coffee filter wreath I made. By the middle of this wreath I figured out a much better way. When I cut the stems off the flowers I used one of the stems to press them instead of my finger.

      Took me that long to figure that out..lol

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    2. I use a pencil, eraser end to push the filter on.

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    3. A Popsicle stick or tongue depressor works too...

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  2. Just beautiful. I love the fall items you added. So nice. It looks great near the owl too!

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  3. Lovely wreath! I like the idea of using the natural coffee filters :)

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  4. Just love this wreath.. and fall is the best season to decorate..

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  5. Wow that is so pretty
    I think I am pretty crafty I am going to try my hand on making one. I love the added decorations to it also
    Very nice

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  6. I have a perfect glue gun for this project. I got it at Michaels, but I bet any good craft store has it. It is a cordless (fits in the base to heat up) and is hot and cool glue, so no more burnt fingers.

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    1. I'll be looking for one of those! Thanks for the tip.

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  7. Hi, Do you glue the filters all round on the inside first? then another circle all the way around etc....

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    1. I tried it that way this time, and I believe it was easier since the inside becomes very tight as it fills in. So yes, I would start from the inside and work your way out.

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    2. Thanks! Would be nice if pictures of more steps where there to see...

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    3. Hi Karen... I posted a few more steps on the previous coffee filter wreath I made last Christmas, maybe some of the pictures there would show the steps better
      http://www.recapturedcharm.com/2011/12/coffee-filter-christmas-wreath.html#more

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  8. Lisa, did you wire the decorations - the pine cones, pumpkins, roses, feathers, etc...? Or did you just glue them all on?

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    1. Everything was glued on. Unless you're using some heavier decorations, I would just glue them on. They're very secure. Thanks

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  9. I JUST LOVE IT!! GONNA MAKE ONE TOMORROW ~ THANKS

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  11. That came out beautifully!!! I love the roses! :)

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  12. So lovely! The feathers add the perfect touch!

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  13. Oh my gosh - that is the pretties wreath! Love the details you added at the bottom. Perfect!

    Hope you'll come see Jane's vintage doorstop collection. Dropping by from Met Monday - #38.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  14. this looks so beautiful, and not so hard to do, might give it a try

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  15. I love this! I want to make one but I attempted a coffee filter wreath a while back and it was a painful (many burns!) epic fail...this is apparently above my crafting grade :) Great job, thanks for sharing. Visiting from Between Naps on the Porch.

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  16. Why couldn't you use floral pins instead of glue?

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    1. You know my mother asked me the same thing. I'm not sure floral pins would give you the stability. I would worry that the filters might rip or pivot around. If anyone decides to use pins, I'd love to know if it works.. might save the few remaining fingerprints I have!

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  17. I have made wreaths with fabric squares before. You can poke holes in the form with a phillips screwdriver and then use a crochet hook to gently push the filter into the hole. If you work gently, your hook won't poke holes into the filter.

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    1. VERY good idea. Worth a shot. Thanks for sharing :)

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    2. I have done that with a straw wreath. However I didn't need to poke any holes with a screwdriver. I simply wrapped the fabric or filters around a pen, dipped the END if the fabric square or filter in white glue and pushed it into the wreath. It's safe for children to make. No burns at all.

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    1. The coffee filters are natural unbleached coffee filters. You can find them at Walmart, Dollar stores and just about any grocery store. No colouring required.

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  19. This is such and elegant wreath. Thanks for sharing.
    Traci

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  20. I live on the coast, think I will try it with shells and maybe a feather or two of our local birds.

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  21. This is stunning! Love how full it is and the just everything about it!!

    Ashley {Cherished Bliss}

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  22. I am totally in LOVE with this wreath!!!

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  23. Lisa, that is so pretty. Love how full it is and you add just the right amount of bling.

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  24. My wreath is lonely, hanging by a pretty ribbon, but with no embellishments. This is so inspiring! Thank you for showing us your art. Now I will spend the day searching my house for some lovely things to add to my own wreath - and YES! I burned my fingers over and over again with the hot glue gun! I think those starfish I grabbed in Michaels, along with some shells and driftwood pieces may have just found a new home. Thanks again!

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  25. Great work! This wreath is very lovely. Love how you used coffee filters :)

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  26. I am really amaze of your lovely wreath Lisa, I have my wreath project and I having hard time on finishing it.

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  27. Love it! I can't wait to go out and get the supplies so I can make one too! I love the sign you have above your wreath that says FRIENDS with the plates behind it... Did you make it?

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    1. You know I wish I could say I made it. It's a piece I found at Home Sense and I fell in love with it. I don't have access to any old license plates so I figured it was worth the buy!

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  28. Lisa, it looks lovely. I bet it does smell good.

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  29. What a great idea for Fall! I am hosting an "It's Fall Y'all ~ Linky Party" .... I would like to invite you to share this project, and other Fall related projects/recipes, you may have. All links will be pinned to a board dedicated to the party. You can find the party at Love Bakes Good Cakes. Hope to see you there!

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  30. I am working on this wreath now. I could'nt find a styrofoam wreath so I bought a straw wreath and wrapped pretty fall ribbon around it. I don't know what I'm doing wrong but mine does'nt look like yours. Maybe I have to wait till I finish it and trim the uneven filters. We'll see. BTW, ouch!!! I hate hot glue guns!

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  31. This is just lovely. I can't wait to try this out myself. I promised my crafty 6 yr old son that we would do a DIY wreath together and this would be perfect for a fun beautiful project. Thank you for the tutorial.

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  32. This is hands down the most beautiful coffee filter wreath I've seen. WOW!! Pinning!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original Linky Party is open.

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  33. Such a great idea to use the unbleached coffee filters for Fall! Your wreath is so gorgeous!!

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  34. Wow. This is excellent. LOVE This! Absolutely cute and useful. Do come link it up with us at http://www.finecraftguild.com/party/ !

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    1. Thank you for indeed linking it up. You are inspiring me to make another paper wreath this year... Did you see my previous one with the all-white faux laurel leaves? That too was super easy and really fun to make, and looked a million dollars on my dark wooden door.

      Come share more goodies this Wednesday, okay?! You are so very welcome to join in!

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  35. Good grief...I have never seen anything like this. This is awesome! The wreath is gorgeous !!

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  36. Love it! The texture is great and I love, love, love the color!

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  37. Seriously. The best coffee filter wreath I have seen. And I've seen some. LOVE IT!!!

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  38. Lisa this is gorgeous! will you make me one? lol

    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/fabulous-fall-ideas/

    pinned, stumbled and tweeted too!

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  39. AWESOME!! Love your cute lil' owl too.

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  40. Lisa, This has to be the prettiest and fullest filter wreath I have ever seen! I attempted one a few years ago but it sure didn't look like this! LOL Love all the little additions to it to make it look "fall-ified." Thanks for the nice comment on Hometalk. :-) Sue

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  41. This looks really lovely. thanks for sharing!

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  42. I know being a man I shouldn't get excited about things like this but what the hell, I think they are wonderful and will certainly be trying my hand to it :)

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    1. Graham, I'm TICKLED PINK that you are interested in doing this! Don't worry, Mr. Charming actually helped me by separating all the filters. Give it a go! Thanks for your comment.

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  43. Gorgeous. There is nothing I don't love about this wreath! It's so festive and fallish!

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  44. Oh I love the smell of cinnamon! Your wreath is beautiful and great tutorial too!

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  45. This is sooooo gorgeous! This is a wreath I would use all year long! How long did it take you to glue down all of those filters??

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  46. I love this wreath. What a great inexpensive way to fill the wreath up with coffee filters. I want to make one. Thanks for sharing. Glessings,
    Deborah H. Bateman-Author

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  47. Pinning for sure, I love it, and the license plate friends sign above didn't go unnoticed either!

    ~Bliss~

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  48. Fabulous! I want to make one of these...........Sarah

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  49. Absolutely gorgeous, Lisa! Now I want to run out and buy some of that type of filter to create my own fall beauty.

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Be sure to stop by tonight to see yourself featured.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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  50. I am so thrilled you linked up to the Wildly Original linky party! You are a STAR tonight featured over at I Gotta Create! This wreath totally rocks!

    http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/2012/09/five-fabulous-fall-wreaths.html

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  51. Can I just add my voice to the 1000's of fans of this wreath! It is absolutely amazing! Your photography is over the top!

    Thanks so much for inspiring me today!
    karianne

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  52. Just love it!!!!!!!!!!!! Want to make it ASAP beautiful job

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  53. Well...you know I LOVE IT! SO pretty!!! Sorry about the burnt fingers...I am notorious for doing the same thing! Will use your hard earned tip.

    Lou Cinda

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  54. Could you tell me what size wreath you used, please. Is it the smaller one?
    I really want to make one. It's beautiful!
    Thanks, Kate. mkc1970@aol.com

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  55. You make this look ridiculously easy but so beautiful that I'm willing to take a chance! I'll let you know how it goes. Happy to stumble on your site tonight

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  56. Gracias estan súpera hermosas.Espero puedas compartime más creaciones

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  57. Gracias estan súpera hermosas.Espero puedas compartime más creaciones

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  58. Gracias estan súpera hermosas.Espero puedas compartime más creaciones

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  59. Gracias estan súpera hermosas.Espero puedas compartime más creaciones

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  60. omg its so beautiful i have all my stuff to start but i was just wondering can i hang this outside on the front doors for the winter ?
    anita4060@yahoo.com

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  61. Beautiful!!! My granddaughter and I made two yesterday. Thank you for sharing. We're going to make your Christmas wreath next week.

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  62. I love the fullness of this wreath! I will be trying this very soon ;)

    -Fotini { http://glamorousbride.blogspot.com }

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  63. Just stopping by to let you know, I featured this project on my fall wreath post here- http://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/11/50-yes-fifty-fall-wreath-ideas-and-inspiration.html. Please grab a featured button from my side bar to use on you blog, if you'd like. :)

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  64. Piękny wianek, bardzo pomysłowy.

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  65. Beautiful. I have to do it. I am loving your license plate sign too. Please tell us if you made that too. I would love one. I am so thankful for creative people.

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    1. Hi, and thank you. No I did not make the friends sign above..just saw it in the store and had to have it! :)

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  66. I just love the wreath it looks great next to the owl. Did you make the owl or buy it?

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    1. I didn't make the owl actually. I found this in my local grocery store believe it or not!

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  67. How about using push pins instead of gluing it?

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    1. I know of someone who tried push pins and gave up after about 20 filters. The pushpins don't hold the filters on steady enough and the filters will swing around and move. Once you glue on your embellishments you won't want the filters moving around. I'm afraid the safest and most secure way is hot glue!

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  68. Amazing!!!! What a gorgeous wreath! I'm going to have to make this one!!!

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  69. Just Beautiful..I am going to make one this week..Thanks for sharing this beautiful wreath!!!

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  70. Just Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing this lovely wreath!! I am going to make one this week!!

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  71. Here is my tip,, Straw wreath forms are cheap compared to styro.. At the bottom fold put a pop of glue inside, then the underside of the coffee filter. Press backwards . No burned fingers. I have made beautiful ones. The white filters can be majical if inhanced, and glittered.

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  72. You may have answered this already but ....what size styrofoam wreath is that? ....or maybe they only come in one size....and where can I purchase them online?
    I love this wreath and really want to make it!
    Thanks so much for this tutorial!

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    1. I used a 14 inch styrofoam wreath for this one. I get them at Michaels Craft store... not sure where you can find them online, but any craft supplier should carry them. Thank you, and good luck with yours!

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  73. Hi!! I made a coffee filter wreath. I used a pool noodle...which I love because it made a large wreath. I also used straight pins. My filters didn't twist or move around. Maybe because I put them together closely? I also added flowers and had no problems with them falling off. I'm going to tea dye or try to find the un bleached filters and use yours for inspiration. It is a beautiful piece of work. Thank you

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