June 30, 2010

Patriotic Wreath with Coffee Filters

I've been a little behind on my whole holiday preparation thing...
so I thought I'd show you at least one Fourth project I got done :)

I started with these:


All I used were:
*package of coffee filters (I used brown for a more vintage-y feel)
*Hot glue gun
*Wreath form from Dollar Store
*(optional) Spray paint for painting form

Before I started anything, I sprayed my wreath form red so that if any peeked through or around, it would blend in:


Then I just set about to gluing... I didn't get any pictures because I did it during movie night with hubby (woops). But it took about thirty minutes... I just dabbed some hot glue, crinkled the coffee filter a little and stuck it on. No fancy folding or anything.

Here's pretty much what it looked like after all that:

 
(Not my picture... source here)

At first, I was just going to leave it the pretty brown but I guess with the fourth coming up, I got inspired.

I grabbed a couple foam brushes and acrylic paint and this is what happened:


Doesn't it look so much more happy?
The brown was beautiful... but this just makes me excited about celebrating our country!!!


I figure it's neutral enough though that it can hang for a good part of the summer :)


All I did for the color was dab the brushes in paint then dab around the wreath. You can put as much or as little color on as you want. That's up to you :)


Wouldn't it be cute in other colors too??

Ah, the possibilities!

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17 comments:

  1. That turned out really cute! a floral spray, which is more transparent, would work really well too!

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  2. Very cute! I love the look the paint gave it. Fantastic job!

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  3. Why can't I have your painting skills?! I have been wanting to try a coffee filter wreath, but you are just too creative! This is GORGEOUS for the fourth!

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  4. Why can't I have your painting skills?! I have been wanting to try a coffee filter wreath, but you are just too creative! This is GORGEOUS for the fourth!

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  5. Neat! It looks great! I'm off to get natural coffee filters now! :)

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  6. Love the vintage old-timey feeling it has! Found ya via CSI Project.

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  7. Psst - I'm featuring you on my blog today. Writing the post now. :)

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  8. I adore your patriotic spirit. It is red, white and bluetiful!

    I hope you'll stop by for my bbq on an Anthropologie inspired white tablecloth. :)

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  9. I have had everything to make this wreath for a long time, but I love your patriotic spin on it! Might have to do some experimenting of my own! :)

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  10. Really cute! I made one of these that is just brown. Maybe, I should paint it!

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  11. I've been meaning to make me a coffee filter wreath. But I've been too lazy. I love the addition of the color. Looks fabulous!!! You may have just motivated me to make mine. But don't hold your breath.

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  12. This is gorgeous! I love the added color - Fabulous! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderful week ~ Happy 4th! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  13. Your wreath is so pretty...it looks like it is made from dried hydrangeas.

    I was thinking, what about sprinkling some stars throughout? Just a thought; you do the hard work and I do the easy thinking.

    Happy holiday!

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  16. how fun! Might have to make one soon... for Memorial Day, Flag Day, July 4th... it could hang for months! :)
    visiting from CSI!

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