Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Décor on a Dime: My new favorite wreath!

I posted pictures of this wreath in my eat-in kitchen redo and left you in suspense of what it was made of other than supplies from the dollar store and the grocery store.

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Some of you commented and said that you thought it was made of coffee filters and…… you are RIGHT! :)

I saw the idea on The Little Brown House and loved it!

(photo courtesy of The Little Brown House)

I bought a foam wreath from Dollar Tree and a pack of 200 brown coffee filters from Publix for $0.79.

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Most of the tutorials that I read said to use floral pins but they were about $4 for less than 100 and I needed something cheaper!  Hmmm…how about hot glue?  It worked perfectly! 

There isn’t really any wrong or right away to go about this – just dab a dot of glue on the wreath and then crinkle the middle of the coffee filter a little and attach to the glue.  Add more glue if you need and keep adding coffee filters to fill in all the spaces.  I left the back of the wreath plain so it would lay flat against the wall.

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Attach a bow if you wish, and a ribbon to hang it with and you are all done!  100_4569

For less than $2 bucks you have an adorable wreath (and a conversation starter too! :)  You could also make one with white coffee filters or dye/paint white coffee filters to whatever color you want.

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I think it adds the perfect touch to my eat-in kitchen!

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I have 1/2 of the package of coffee filters left, so I think another wreath is in store to hang in front of a mirror in my dining room. :)

Come back tomorrow when I will share the tutorial on how I made my pumpkin topiary that you see on the table.  And I will also be having a link up party for everyone to link up their fall décor! 

Enjoy reading this post?  Get inspired by more of my Décor on a Dime projects and room makeovers.

24 comments:

  1. Awesome .. super easy! :-) You know .. I went and looked at the post from the person you found it .. and ... hot glue is WAY more up my alley. :-)

    With it being that cheap - so will be making one! :-) Can't wait for the pumpkin tut! :-)

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  2. Love this! I like how you used hot glue instead of the pins, too. Good suggestion.

    Beautiful and frugal - my favorite combination :-)

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  3. I love this ! So easy. I love to do crafts. Can not wait for more.

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  4. Hi! I made one and it is so easy and turned out so nice. I used pins, because I already had them and I used a straw wreath, because I had one of those, too. I just need to get some ribbon for a bow, as I want to add just a little color to it!

    Do you have any ideas on making one at Christmas with white coffee filters?

    Thanks, Carla

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  5. Carla - thats a great idea! I bet it would be fun for a kids project too! use white coffee filters and maybe spray them with glitter? yay!

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  6. Thanks for this great idea! I'm suggesting this for our ladies' craft get together. Easy and cheap!

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  7. Looks great and I love the idea to spray it with glitter spray!

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  8. This was one of my favorite projects from last week's Mad Skills party, and I will be featuring it on my blog today.

    madincrafts.blogspot.com

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  9. Oh, this is beautiful, simply gorgeous! I love the brown coffee filters you used, and the contrast of it with the ribbon! I have everything I need for this, and can't wait to try it! Thanks so much for sharing this! :)

    Blessings,
    Jenni
    {Beautiful Nest}

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  10. Thanks everyone!

    This really is my FAVORITE wreath! I just love looking it at as I look into the kitchen. It is so cute! and knowing that it cost less than $2 makes it even better.

    If you made a wreath, I would love to see pictures!

    And don't worry, I am already trying to think of Christmas ideas. Haven't come up with a definite idea yet but I will share as soon as I do! :)

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  11. If you haven't already, you should submit this to DollarStoreCrafts.com!

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  12. I made homemade pom-poms for my little niece by dying white coffee filter bright colors and then cutting then strips close to the insides of the filter. So easy....she loved them!
    I imagine you could do the same to dye these...I found an Easter egg dye kit on clearance and it worked great. Also, I bet if you only have white filters, and don't mind the aroma of coffee, you could dye your own filters brown with strongly brewed coffee! :o)

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