Dyed Coffee Filter Wreath - The Kim Six Fix

Dyed Coffee Filter Wreath


Coffee filter wreaths have been circulating around Pinterest for a while now, but I didn't want a white wreath, a little too bridal for my taste.  So I thought I would mix it up (just in time for St. Patty's day and Easter) by dying mine minty green!



I found this pack of 700 coffee filters at Costco for less than $4 (and I only about 1/3 of the package for this project)  

Take approximately 300 filters and placed them in a bowl in order to soak them in water tinted with green food color


I also added about 1/2 a cup of vinegar to the water as a dye fixer

Let them soak until they are as dark as you like.
Also note: Because I didn't fluff them apart, the ones in the center of the stack were much lighter since the liquid didn't penetrate as well. I liked the different shades of green. If you want them all the exact same color, you need to make sure you separate the filters before dying them.

Drain the filters in a colander

Seperate them and allow them to dry. At this point many of the filters may stuck together in small stacks of 3-4. If you want them to dry faster you can take the time to peel them apart one by one, or let them dry a little and they will peel apart much more easily.  The less filters per stack, the faster they will dry.  
 



To form the wreath,  I picked up a piece of plumbing pipe insulation at home depot for $1.97 (much cheaper than buying a wreath form)


Just cut it to length and tape it into a circle.

  To make the ruffles, first fold the filters into quarters.

Twist the folded corner and fluff the little floret.

Using a hot glue gun add the filters to the wreath form.

Stuff them in pretty close together, to give you the fullest effect

Continue all the way around the wreath. 

If you have any extra filters at the end, you can go back and fill in any areas that may show a gap or that don't seem very full.

To hang the wreath I used a small segment of ribbon, attached with two straight pins. Add a drop hot glue to the pins so they don't pull out.

And there you have it! 

I love how it turned out, and I LOVE the fact it was only $4! 


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Dyed Coffee Filter Wreath Reviewed by TheKimSix Fix on 11:30 PM Rating: 5 Coffee filter wreaths have been circulating around Pinterest for a while now, but I didn't want ...