Spring is coming and it’s time to put away those winter decorations. It’s time to create something new, like this pastel spring coffee filter wreath!
This wreath was made two years ago, but I never shared it on the blog. At the time, there were so many coffee filter wreath tutorials on Pinterest that I felt another tutorial was a bit redundant. Anyway, since this wreath was inspired by a Pinterest pin, it makes it the perfect spring craft for this month’s February Pinterest Challenge.
What is a Pinterest Challenge? In case you’re new to the blog, the purpose of the Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants (and you too) to not just pin, but to make it happen! So, let’s get to the project!Create a pastel spring wreath with coffee filters
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Pastel Spring Coffee Filter Wreath
- 100 white coffee filters
- wood wreath base or use cardboard cut to shape
- Neon or pastel food color
- ribbon - to hang wreath
- hot glue gun + glue sticks
- stapler + staples
- several large flat containers (cake pans or pie plates)
- cookie cooling rack
- cookie sheet
- Place about 1/2" water into large flat containers. I used cake pans and pie dishes. You will need one for each color you want to create. To each container, add drops of food color until the desired color is achieved. I made six different spring pastel colors - yellow, neon green, pink, blue, and dark pink. Note, the color will dry lighter than what appears in the water and the outside filters will be darker in color than the inside filters.
- Take about 7-10 coffee filters and dip the filters into the colored water, letting the dye climb up the filter. When the color almost reaches the base of the filter, remove the filters to a cookie rack that is placed inside a cookie sheet to dry. This will allow the filters to dry while catching any drips from the filter. Note, it can take more than 24 hours for the filters to completely dry. As the filters dry, they can be separated to help them dry quicker. Do not separate until semi dry or the filters can collapse.
- When the fitlers are dry, fold about 42 coffee filters as shown in the photo. This will create the base of the wreath.
- Glue the folded coffee filters onto the wood wreath form. Glue enough filters to go around the outside of the wreath form. Repeat this to line the inside part of the wreath form. This will create the base of the wreath and help fill in any blank spots. This is the time to glue or staple ribbon to the back of the wreath for hanging.
- Take about 8 various colored filters and stack them on top of each other. Staple the filters together in the center. To create the flower, start scruching up the top filter and continue to do this to all the filters until a flower shape is formed. Approximately 7 flowers were needed to fill the wreath form. To see a sample, check out my cupcake liner flower video.
- Arrange the pastel coffee filter flowers onto the wreath to get a pattern you like before gluing them in place.
- Now it's time tofind a place to hang the pastel coffee filter wreath!
For more Pinterest inspired projects from this month’s Pinterest Challenge hosts, check out the links below ↓
My Pinterventures • Domestic Deadline • Across the Boulevard
Cookies Coffee and Crafts • Farm Girl Reformed • Slices of Life
Decorate and More with Tip • Mom Home Guide • Purple Hues and Me
Intelligent Domestications • Sew Crafty Crochet • Life Beyond Kitchen
Modern on Monticello • Sum of their Stories
Love My Little Cottage • EyeLoveKnots
Create with Cynthia • This Autoimmune Life
Now, let’s see what the other hosts have created ⇓⇓