Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Coffee Filter {pinwheel} wreath

Oh yes, I made another wreath. That is such a running joke at my house. :)
But to my defense, our front door needed a bit of color, for Spring of course.
And I just happened to have an extra wreath form hanging around, that was calling my name.

I pinned this beautiful coffee filter wreath, so that was my jumping off point.
I've made a coffee filter wreath in the past, but this was a completely different look.

Here we go..

Wreath form
Coffee Filters
Hot glue


Making this wreath is super easy, which I can appreciate, and actually goes really fast.
I was able to assemble this in about 30 minutes.


Simply fold a coffee filter in half, and glue to the wreath.
Repeat the entire way around.
I used one pack of filters to complete this.


Now to make your pinwheels, as mentioned in my pinwheel banner, I used this tutorial to create mine.


1. Cut 2 strips--the length & width of your choice
2. Fold each strip accordion style
3. Glue both pieces together
4. Grab the outside of the accordion, push the top in towards the center, creating a pinwheel
4. Secure the center with glue on the front & the back


I made several of them
They needed something else though, so I added the white coffee filter to the mix as well.


1. Fold coffee filter in half
2. Squeeze the center & pinch together, then twist the tip
3. Open up & push tip into the back to lay flat
4. Front should look as indicated


I glued a few of my pinwheels to the white coffee filters, then glued them all in place.
I played around with the placement of the pinwheels for a while, until I came up with this.
I also added a strip of scrap fabric to the top. I glued that in place as well.


So that completes my Spring wreath.
I enjoy the pop of color that it brings, & makes me smile when I pull up to our home.


What Spring wreath have you created?
Any plans to create one soon?
Then again, maybe you shouldn't tell me, I may have to pin it & make it as well. :)

Happy Spring!

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42 comments:

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

Ohhh.. so pretty!! I was just wondering yesterday how to make a coffee filter wreath. Thanks for the great tutorial! :)

Jessica said...

Such a great idea to mix the coffee filters and the pinwheels! I love it. Thanks for sharing!

Jessica @ www.prettyprovidence.com

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Thank you for sharing this tutorial.. .I too was also wondering how to make one. The wreath looks beautiful! Megan

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

So pretty Lindsay! I love the look of the natural coffee filters with the bright pinwheels, thanks for sharing!

Renewed Upon a Dream said...

I LOVE this! I'm pinning it. It's so flippin' pretty!

Sugarr2518 said...

This is oh-so-pretty! What a great use for coffee filters:) The color of the bright pinwheels paired with the neutral coffee filters are just perfect!! Love, love, love this wreath!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I love that...I think I would like to make this for my "coffee room"...I love the pinwheels you added!!

Tonii said...

This is so adorable Lindsay!! Every wreath you make just gets better and better :) Thanks for sharing!!

Frazzled Mom of Five said...

I love this, pinned it and ready to make one:)

bethani said...

awesome tutorial!!! will need to make one of these for our new home!! super simple!

thanks for sharing

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

I will never get sick of your wreath posts! I cant believe this is coffee filters. How simple and cost effective. I DID make one recently but its def not cool enough to post on my blog ha!

Tonia L said...

Beautiful Lindsay! I love your wreaths so keep on making them!

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

I love this! So creative and very springy :-)

Shatzi @ Love and Laundry said...

I love it! I would never have guessed by looking at it that it was made with coffee filters. The effect is so beautiful!

Allyson Butler said...

Love it love it love it!

Allyson
http://cupcakescandycanes.blogspot.com

bonnie-bonnbonnboutiqe.blogspot.com said...

super cute!

Kayla's Creations said...

I love your wreath! You did a great job with it, hope you have a wonderful week :)
-Kayla

Bonnie @ Uncommon said...

LOVE all your wreaths Lindsay! Keep them coming! this one is adorable! :)

Cari and Cortnee @ Two Sasters said...

LOVE this!!! I am definitely going to have to try this out!!

Katie said...

Love this! I have been waiting to make a coffee filter wreath... And I haven't made a spring wreath for myself yet... Hmmm, guess my hands are tied and I'll have to make one!

Betsy Pool said...

So adorable!! I'm loving the look of the pinwheels on the wreath! Nice job!!

I'm so glad you linked up to Romance on a Dime. I'm pinning this.

Jennifer said...

Very cute! I haven't decided yet if I want a spring wreath or not...porch is quite a bit different from the last one!

Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

Oh I love it! So fun and colorful!!!

Mary Beth said...

I love this....so clever and beautiful! hugs, mb

Caitlin said...

I love wreaths too! This one is so cute and creative - perfect for spring!

Christine said...

I haven't made a spring wreath!!! But yours has me wanting to make one!!

Thanks so much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

Katie said...

This is so bright and cheery! I love the bright pinwheels! Super cute wreath!

micki @ ADD housewife said...

just lovely! and something I can actually DO!

Sarah said...

I love the wreath! Such a cleaver idea using coffee filters! Thanks for sharing over at The Winthrop Chronicles!

Melissa said...

I adore this and am so excited to make one of my own! You should link it up to my party: http://lovingthiscrazylife-melissa.blogspot.com/2012/04/its-piece-o-cake-linky-party-3.html

Melissa said...

BTW...I'm your newest follower!

Hani@Craftionary said...

cute idea for spring.. pinning it! thanks for linking up at friday fun party

Angela said...

Love the pinwheels and love the wreath. It looks time consuming though!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Pretty! So glad to have you at Things I've Done Thursday!

Melissa said...

Thanks for linking this up!

Polkadot-pretties said...

Love your project!!!
I currently have a Craft, Create and Inspire linky party going on, i would love you to stop by and link up this project...
http://polkadot-pretties.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/you-inspire-linky-party_21.html

Claire x

Sarah said...

So cute..I know what you mean about a wreath form calling your name..I made one of my own yesterday!

The Pink Giraffe said...

what a super cute idea! love this.

Katie said...

Love this wreath girl! I wish I could do a paper wreath of sorts for my front door but the humidity and sporadic down pours would ruin my wreath in seconds. btw... I featured this today on Sew Woodsy!

Six Sisters said...

This is so cute for spring and summer!! We're so happy to have you link up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope to see you back soon! -The Sisters

Ginger said...

Featuring YOU today. :)

Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2012/04/take-look-at-you-my-favorites_26.html

Kellie said...

How clever! love the wreath, many thanks for sharing :)

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