Monday, July 5, 2021

Home Decor: Repurpose Paper and Coffee Filter Flowers Into Giant Wreath

I hope everyone had a safe and Happy Fourth. I'm hoping we get some peace and quiet tonight because the dog was not happy last night. And when the dog's not happy, no one's happy! We're getting organized in our new home and took a few minutes this morning to whip up something for my new office. 

In my last office, I had an accent wall for which I'd made a border of flowers that ran along the top. I couldn't bring myself to toss them when I took it down and knew I had an oversized wreath form that I was going to use for something in our old house but never did, so it was pretty easy to visualize this oversized wreath. It was quick, easy, and a great way to re-purpose a bunch of rolled and layered paper and coffee filter flowers I'd already made. 

  • Giant Wire Wreath Frame ( I don't remember the dimensions but it was the biggest one Michaels sells)
  • Rolled / Layered Paper Flowers. You can design your own or use patterns for your cutting machine. 
  • Coffee Filter Flowers. I made these freehand. I love coffee filters because they retain their shape and don't wilt like tissue papers. 
  • Glue gun and glue. 


I started with the largest of the paper flowers. I had three this size so I did kind of a triangle shape to evenly disperse them. 

Then, I took the smaller paper flowers and distributed them in between, just kind of eyeballing the spacing. 

When I made these, I intentionally made different styles of flowers because I didn't want everything to match. After I had all of the paper flowers placed, I started adding the coffee filter flowers which again, I didn't make all the same. 

These were easy to fluff back up since they'd gotten a little squished being boxed up! I filled in the bare spots, fluffing along the way until the wreath form was filled in. It went very quickly and now is the first thing I've hung on the wall in my new office! 

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Barbara at Mantel and Table said...

Oh my heart!!! Carol that is gorgeous and the colors are my very favorite! Absolutely beautiful!

Do you have a tutorial on the flowers? The things you can do with coffee filters!

Thanks for the moment of beauty today - hope you had a great 4th!

Artsy VaVa said...

I love the wreath!!! It's beautiful!

Lisa K Thomasson Jung said...

Beautiful wreath. And I love coffee filters too to make things. Thanks for sharing.

Linda Kilsdonk said...

Your wreath is exquisite, Carol! Where would I find out how to make the darling coffee filter flowers? I simply love it all! Happy new office! Smiles, Linda at Paper Seedlings

Our Hopeful Home said...

This is my kind of wreath! I still have to learn how to make coffee filter flowers -- I know, late to the party as usual lol. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen