Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Something for nothing
So we all love to get something for nothing, right? I know I sure do!
So I was surfing through Pinterest and I came across the most adorable wreath! I couldn't believe it was made out of coffee filters! Now the wreath that I saw online was made with the natural (tan) coffee filters. I love the look of the natural filters because they look "aged", but all I have on hand are the white filters.
I don't have a foam wreath to glue the filters to, but we live at the beach so we have a gazillion swimmy noodles laying around! I simply bent the noodle into a circle, inserted a coat hanger, and taped the ends together. Waalaa! A free "upcycled" foam wreath! And who doesn't like to use what we have around the house rather than making a trip into town to gather supplies?
So as you can see all you do is pinch the coffee filters in the center and use a glue gun to glue them to the wreath.
Then I just glued a row inside the form, then I glued a row outside the form. Then I filled in the center. Yes, its really that easy! I wish I could say its more complicated than that so I sound smarter, but.... Ummm. Yep. That's all there is to it.
So how can you not love this project?! This is seriously a project that you could do with the kids, as long as you keep an eye on them with the glue gun. (I only have a couple of blisters) This project literally cost me ZERO dollars! I already had the swimmy noodles, I had to go next door to my neighbor's to get a wire hanger, and I already had the coffee filters, too. It took an entire .99 cent package and a few more from another package.
What do you think?
I know my bedroom is really sad and it needs some attention and some decoration and style.