June 22, 2011

Repost: Patriotic Coffee Filter Wreath

So before I go on with the post...
I have to tell you that I went to IKEA for the first time on Monday.
And I am. in. love.

It might have taken us five and a half hours to drive there.
It may have been an all day trip for us here in little ole Arkansas who can't even have IKEA stores...
and I may just be in love with moving to Dallas (or near there)...
and I'm pretty sure I dreamt about IKEA last night.

I can't wait to show you the real reason we went...but that'll happen when I decide to not hate painting anymore :)
I've been doing it all day.

Moving right along...
I decided that since I showed you my cute little vintage-y block flag the other day, I'd go ahead with more Fourth of July projects.

This is one I did last summer- when I had less than half of you fabulous readers...
so I thought you deserved to see one of my favorite wreaths ever.
Here goes:

All the way from Summer 2010...
The Patriotic Coffee Filter Wreath

I started with these:

All I used were:
*package of coffee filters (I used brown for a more vintage-y feel)
*Hot glue gun
*Wreath form from Dollar Store
*(optional) Spray paint for painting form

Before I started anything, I sprayed my wreath form red so that if any peeked through or around, it would blend in:

Then I just set about to gluing... I didn't get any pictures because I did it during movie night with hubby (woops). But it took about thirty minutes... I just dabbed some hot glue, crinkled the coffee filter a little and stuck it on. No fancy folding or anything.

Here's pretty much what it looked like after all that:
(Not my picture... source here)

At first, I was just going to leave it the pretty brown but I guess with the fourth coming up, I got inspired.

I grabbed a couple foam brushes and acrylic paint and this is what happened:

Doesn't it look so much more happy?
The brown was beautiful... but this just makes me excited about celebrating our country!!!

I figure it's neutral enough though that it can hang for a good part of the summer :)

All I did for the color was dab the brushes in paint then dab around the wreath. You can put as much or as little color on as you want. That's up to you :)

Wouldn't it be cute in other colors too??

Ah, the possibilities!


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  1. I love it! Thanks for sharing. I love IKEA too. We are about 2 1/2 hours away, and am planning a trip soon. I always spend too much time and too much money there. Love it! Did you eat there? Curious why can't AK have an IKEA?

  2. I've never been to IKEA. I feel like a dinosaur. I love your wreath. What a great idea to paint it that way.

  3. i love this wreath. so great, the colors and everything are perfect for fourth of july and summer.

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  4. I visited Ikea for the first time a month ago so I totally understand your excitement to finally get to go.

    Your patriotic coffee filter wreath looks great!

  5. I love the vintage feel to this, thanks for sharing.

  6. It looks great...and it’s not so overly “July 4th” that you could probably add another color on top to use it again! Great idea!


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