- Begin by measuring a piece of wire (about 16 inches) to wrap around the top of the wreath and shape a circle at the top for the hanger. Twist the wire so you have a small circle at the top and keep twisting the wire so your hanger will be secure.
- You will need 6 coffee filters for each flower, so plan on sitting for awhile, unless you have helpers, my grand
- To start making your flowers, you will take 3 filters (leave them together so they look like 1 filter), and press them flat with your fingers so you will have 1 circle made up of 3 filters.
- Fold the circle in half, keep folding the halves in half (total of 4 times). It will look like a small cone.
- Hold the bottom of the cone and trim the top of the filters with a scissor in a scallop shape. Super easy, just trim the tops off the top in a half-circle shape. I cut 2 half circles but you can cut points or any design you like.
- Set this aside and do the same thing with the next 3 filters, except trim them down more, I cut about an inch off the top of the second group of 3. You want them smaller so it will look like the inside of a flower.
- Stack all of the filters together. You'll have the group of 3 of larger filters and the group of 3 of smaller filters in the middle, flatten them out with your fingers and staple once in the middle.
- To make the flower shape, start gathering the first filter (the one on the top) with your fingers. I bunch it together and scrunch them up toward the middle. Continue with each layer of coffee filters until all 6 of the coffee filters are bunched and scrunched! Spread them out a little and fluff them with your fingers.
- After you have made the flower. flatten the bottom a little by pressing the flower down on a flat surface, it'll make it easier to glue it to the wreath when all of the flowers are made.
- I made about 30 flowers for this wreath.
- After your flowers are made, you can hot glue them to the wreath.
- I started with the flowers around the middle of the wreath first and worked my way to the outside of the wreath.
- If you have space between any of your flowers, just glue a dab of hot glue onto the petals of the surrounding flowers and hold it together. This will fill in any spaces. Remember hot glue is hot!! (I always have to relearn that lesson with each hot glue project)!
- I used a magnetic wreath holder on the front door. We have a glass storm door on the outside so the wreath doesn't get wet and still looks beautiful from the outside!
- I'll have more tips to color your color filters in an upcoming post so keep stopping by!
Love and peace,
~ Simply Tammi