As mentioned earlier, I set out to make a beautiful, traditional, autumnal style wreath.
It came out looking like something I won at a booth outside the Mexican Circus.
Not that I'm complaining.
In fact, I'll admit I have spent a lot of money trying to win stuff from booths outside the Mexican Circus.
This wreath just isn't doing anything for my seasonal case of turkey fever.
Guess I'll have to make up for it in Chocolate Turkey Cake.
Just the same, this wreath was quick, easy and CHEAP --why not share?
Here we go!
- Any Basic Wreath Form: $1 at Goodwill! Woot!
- 200 Coffee filters: $1 at the Dollar store! Woot!
- Latex or Acrylic Paints
- Hot Glue Gun
How do I dye coffee filters?
Easy Answer 1: Click here. Easy Answer 2: get a stack of 50 filters, run them under water, squish out water, add paint, squish out more water, add paint, squish out more water, and repeat til they look how you want them. Try it! People ask me for specific dye recipes but I have long given up --every coffee filter brand contains a different level of starch or something that effects the rate of absorption. You will just have to try yourself. It's very easy. This dog won't bite. I promise!
For this wreath, I made 35 flowers of varying size and color. It was over and done before I finished The Muppets Take Manhattan. Results!
Want some variety? Fold the filters in quarters and trim the edges. I also made a few purple accent roses just by twisting and pinching (will do a follow up tutorial if anyone is interested).
It's fun. A little funky. And very gobble gobble.