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Triple Layer Coffee Filter/Doily Wreath

Presenting my pièce de résistance of the 2010 Holiday Season...
the Triple Layer Coffee Filter and Paper Doily Wreath!
It all started with the purchase of the wrong size coffee filters.
Desperate for my morning cup, I used one of the too small filters anyway
and was rewarded with a gritty cup o' joe.  Nice (well, not so much.)

Between Martha Stewart and numerous bloggy inspirations,
I decided a wreath was in order.
I used a wire wreath form (with three circles) lurking in my craft supply
(had attempted to make a chandelier for my daughter's room - disaster.)

Starting with the innermost circle: 
I twisted the small brown filters into a flower shape,
 pulled the (not fluffy) ends through the wire,
looped and hot glued them into place all around the form.
The second row consists of larger white coffee filters,
twisted into a flower shape, pulled through the wire form and glued into place.
The wreath was fairly full at this point, 
and the outermost wire circle couldn't be seen but I felt it was incomplete.
Another row of white filters didn't seem quite right, 
so I opted to use medium-sized paper doilies from the Dollar Tree
using the same technique but even more gently.
A loop from gold Christmas ribbon through the wire form,
white lights poked into the back of the filter flowers,
and displayed on a wreath hanger in my front window.
I am thrilled with the results!
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Domestic Diva said...

Love it! Thanks for letting me see the finished product!!

Anonymous said...

Okay, I so really love it. And I am going to try to make one after Christmas to take place of my Christmas wreath for a Winter Wreath.

Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Now this is an awesome wreath!! I love it and love your creativity.

BARBIE said...

You are one of the most talented and creative people I know! Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

oh this turned out so pretty! Thanks so much for linking up at Ladybug Blessings Handmade Tuesdays!

Sew Can Do said...

Really lovely idea. I've featured this today, so be sure to grab a Featured On Sew Can Do button - Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)