I have never done a project with coffee filters before and now I am asking myself why! This was fun and has endless possibilities. I began by dying my filters three shades of blue. I used stewart superior’s memories mists ink in some water and simmered on the stove for abot 15 minutes. I added the filters as I went so some were darker as they were the first to go into the dye. I used about 1/8 tsp of dye for a pot of water. I love how they turned out!
After they simmered I tossed them in the dryer until they were dry and wrinkled. Then they sat on my dining room table for the next 24 hours before I could get back to the project. My children who were doing homework on that table last night were not impressed with this wrinkled pile. I think when they come home this afternoon and see the final result they will love it!
I had a wreath from the $1 store in my stash which I wrapped with burlap. I have a huge roll of 1.5 inch thick burlap ribbon from my scrapbook designer working days and I will be immensely sad when it is used up. It has helped me through many a project. Then I began to shape my filters, stapling on the bottom of each one. The best part of this project is that I did not acquire one hot glue gun burn while attaching my flowers (I have been careless in past projects and I’m always sorry when the blister arrives)!
I’m worried that it looks too lopsided but I never intended to cover the entire wreath. I’ll look at it for a few days and decide if I need to add anything. I like the little rosettes I added as an afterthought. What do you think, Do I need to even it out?