Sunday, October 16, 2011

Used Coffee Filter Wreath

I did a little twist on the coffee filter wreath by
making mine with used coffee filters.
 After I threw the grounds in the rose garden,
I rinsed the filter and let it dry. Then I tossed it
into a ziploc bag until the bag was full. 
I stapled them to one of my 25 cent straw 
wreaths. I bought six at a yard sale.
Pinch the centers together.
Make a bunch of them and start
stapeling them, two at a time onto the wreath
There's a nice variation of color in the 
coffee-stained paper. 
Tea-stained is used, so why not coffee?
I tied on a bow using natural ribbon
saved from pillow packaging.
I found a place for it on the antique armoire
 in the family room. I can change the ribbon
and make it a wreath for all seasons.
Making something out of nothing.




28 comments:

  1. How clever and the wreath is just beautiful ~ wow ;-)

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  2. Guess I'll have to switch to white filters......lol. Looks just perfectly vintage, Rita :-)

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  3. Rita- this is so beautiful, I will have to make one for Starfish Cottage- it will fit right into all my "whites"- quick question- approx how many coffee filters did you use? (I am thinking you either saved up used filters for a long time OR you drink ALOT of coffee!) Thanks for the inspiration! Kristy @ Starfish Cottage

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  4. I really like this wreath, really love that you can change the ribbon to go with any holiday or season. I'm going to make one for myself, thanks for the idea and turorial.

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  5. This is such a clever idea! And a great look!

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  6. I love that it's not white. Great idea. Looks perfect on the armoire.

    Dropping by from Met Monday.

    Allison
    Atticmag
    Interview with Shabby Chic Rachel Ashwell

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  7. Great idea! I love the darker color of the used filters. I think it looks beautiful on your armoire too.

    Have a great week.
    Pam

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  8. One day I will try my hand at one of these. I love the look but I'm so intimidated by the how to. Thanks for sharing - coming over from Met Monday and your newest follower!

    Jeanine

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  9. I like the coffe color in the wreath! Good idea!

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  10. Hi Rita, I love the color variation in the wreath. I bet it smells good too.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  11. Rita- It makes sense to me to use "used" filters! :-) I like the gradiation of color, too.
    ~ Sue

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  12. Hi Kristy- I only make one small pot of coffee in the morning so it took a while to have a good stack of filters, but I wasn't in a hurry. I'm saving again! ~Thanks to everyone for the nice comments!

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  13. Oh my goodness!!! Louis Dean saves all our filters - we use two different pots every morning....mine is flavored gourmet coffee and his is 'truck driver' stuff! I use the grounds - after it has dried - to add to the flower beds. He THINKKS he will use the coffee filters to wrap fishing bait. NOT!! I am making a wreath in the morning! Thanks for the great idea!

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  14. Amazing how something so simple can turn into something so beautiful! Love that you hung it on the armoire.

    Visiting from Between Naps on the Porch. Following you now. :)

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  15. With the used filters you have obtained a wonderful warm shade of color!
    Silvia

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  16. I'll bet this wreath smells AWESOME!! andrea@townandprairie

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  17. This is the clever-ist wreath I've seen in blogland. Love the idea of making it out of leftovers, just wish I drank coffee!

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  18. Love how your wreath turned out. Beautiful with the tonal varience, and agree with your idea just to change out the embellishing for any other occasion. Whenever I do a "tea dye" I always add a bit of coffee to it as well..just gives it a bit of a richer tone. I have joined your followers list and invite you to join my followers list; as well,I hope you will grab a blog button. Hugs, Gayle
    http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com

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  19. Your wreath looks lovely on the rich wood. That is true recycling with the used coffee filters and ribbon, and a beautiful result.

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  20. I LOVE THIS!!! SO ADORABLE AND I'M SO MAKING ONE AS WELL! (VERY CLEVER!)

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    MWAH! :)

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  21. Beautiful! Dos it make your home smell like coffee too?

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  22. Not only is this creative and pretty but it's also green!

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  23. Just stopping by to let you know that I am mentioning this beauty in tomorrows post over at Hating Martha. Love it!

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