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« on: January 17, 2015 08:47:12 AM »

I had been seeing some coffee filter wreaths on pinterest so I decided to make a Valenties one. I had some styrofoam left over from my Halloween tombstones so I got my husband to cut me out a heart. I dyed the filters with paint and water, then let them dry. The next day I covered the wreath form with them and waaa laaa! I am very happy with it, especially since I spent $1 on a pack of filters at the Dollar Tree, and that was it. It's pretty big too, which I like.
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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2015 09:39:33 AM »

Very pretty!
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2015 10:26:51 AM »

How did you attach them?  I imagine hot glue would melt the styrofoam.
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2015 11:36:18 AM »

How did you attach them?  I imagine hot glue would melt the styrofoam.

Well I did use hot glue on some, and I used pins on some. Pins were much easier, but I knew I didn't have enough to do the whole wreath. I just did a  few with glue, a few with pins. It didn't melt the foam at all but it's the thick foam sold at home improvement stores. It's not the "beaded" styrofoam. That particular foam is sold in 4' x 8' sheets and makes great tombstones. Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2015 04:16:07 AM »

Very pretty! It turned out so great. I love the vintage feel to it.
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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2015 12:31:31 PM »

Wow, this is really, really beautiful. I never would have guessed it was made with Dollar Store supplies. It looks like it's floral. Just lovely!
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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2015 01:40:56 PM »

Thanks everyone! You can't see it in the photos but one of my favorite things is where I just touched the edges of the filters, after dying them pink, with red paint before separating them. It's a tiny thin red on the edge of most of the filters. It isn't so much that it stands out, but gives it just enough detail.
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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2015 08:11:42 AM »

This is really cool. I would have never thought of using coffee filters this way. Great job.
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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2015 04:31:15 AM »

Great job! 
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