Okay so this is a band wagon I really didn’t think I was going to be jumping on until I decided one of these coffee filter wreaths would really look cute with the shutters I have been storing in the garage since last summer. I am sure you have seen them all over the blogisphere, like here, here, here, here, aaaaaaand here hehehehe. I know, it is like a coffee filter wreath epidemic.

Anywho, I spent zero dollars as I didn’t buy a “wreath form.”  Instead, I very scientifically used a trash can to trace a circle on a box and cut it out, then used a roll of duct tape to trace the the middle of the circle.

And just like that, CIRCLE BAM!

I should mention this craft was a quick one, especially since I did a smallish size wreath and didn’t have to run out and pick up any supplies.  I really appreciate instant gratification like that.  I started and finished the project while Callum sat in his highchair eating his after- nap snack.  I just kept throwing cheerios at him, which got increasingly difficult as I continued to burn more fingers with the hot glue.

Oh, the shutters.  We got a bagillion of them at our neighbor’s garage sale this summer.  Seriously if you would like some, come and take a few!  I painted these after the kiddos went to bed.

(notice the motorcycle helmet, better safe than sorry is what I always say)

I had to duct tape one side of the shutter to keep all of the little shutter thingies facing the same way.

And here she is!  I faked the ribbon holding wreath look, because really the wreath is just glued on. tehehe

Phillip said the wreath needed something in the middle so I put a little birdy in there, you can only see it if you are standing half a foot away though.

While I wouldn’t recommend sacrificing your morning cup to make one of these, I was really happy with the end result.  I always enjoy when minimal work yields something cute!

I think pretty mush all of those links up above offer good tutorials so if you want to make one of your own check them out!


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