Monday, October 11, 2010

My Inner Circle Wanted Christmas

Oh you thought I was talking about confidantes or something? No. I'm talking about the inner circle of matboard left over from the book and bottle cap wreath I made! Which, I didn't take a picture of, but it's a circle. Of matboard. You get it.

Since coffee filters come in the bajillion pack, I had some of those left over. So I took a bunch out, crumpled them up ( this is a scientific process...I'm sure there's a physics theory that explains how crumpling increases body and volume because it does) and them folded in half, then in half again, then in half again. Staple to secure each one. If I was a mathematician instead of a physicist ( ha ha ha ha... so not either of those) then I'd know the fraction that comes out to.

Hot glued those around the circle of matboard and then tore a circle of scrap paper to  cover up my staples and then remembered I'd downloaded a cool Santa image from The Graphics Fairy, printed that out cut in a circle and glued to the middle of my whatever this is  I put a ribbon hanger on the back so it's an ornamenty thingy.  Framed it in buttons and added some clear rhinestones which don't glisten the same way in a picture so you'll have to just take my word on it. So what did I end up with?

So now you know what I did with my inner circle. Because I know that was keeping you up nights.

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10 comments:

Christine said...

It's great! I am feeling so much better now that I know-whew-lol!

Suz said...

Very nice! I like the "earthy look" of those coffee filters and i know what you mean about scrunching them;-)

Unknown said...

I really like the way that looks! I'm going to have to try that with the coffee filters.

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Your title was cracking me up!! Super cute project! I love the coffee filters. So how does one get into this inner circle? ;)

Melissa said...

Your whatever-it-is is lovely - very vintage looking.

Your tale is very funny. Good work.

Shabby Anne said...

Super idea! I too have a million billion coffee filters just crying out for some action. I shall have to try this.
Having seen you for ages around the blogosphere I am finally following you.

Anonymous said...

is THAT what was keeping me up all night???? clever girl...

I like the new header...now i have to take the time and change the button cuz i like that one too...

SMILE
~victoria~

Rose said...

i'm not crafty. i have to admit you use your imagination and it's good rose

Sassy Sites! said...

Great job on the transformation! Thanks for linking up to Sassy Sites for our Trash to Treasure Tuesday! Hopefully we can see you again next Tuesday! xoxo

-Marni @ Sassy Sites!

Unknown said...

This is really cute! Such a great use for those filters!!