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Monday, December 15, 2014

My First Coffee Filter Wreath

I have been wanting a coffee filter wreath for a long time.   Can I tell you a secret....don't tell anyone....

I didn't want to make one!
 They look easy enough to make,  but looks like it would take a loooong time to make it.   I've watched the tutorials.... dye the coffee filters.....lay them out to dry.....  poke or glue each one to a wreath....well,   it was enough to convince me that I didn't want to make one.     I found this one at a little local shop .....Rust and Roses.   It was the right price,  but a little too white for me.    So I sprayed it with some glimmer mist ( from Hobby Lobby)  and aged those white coffee filters in two minutes flat.  
The mist ages and glitters the filters in one step....great stuff.   I left my wreath plain except for a bow.   I may add some flowers to it after Christmas.

  I have always hung these  Victorian stockings on my fireplace mantle but I wanted to do something different with them this year.    I hung them on the knobs of the china cabinet.....

 filled the stockings with some pale pink and cream silk hydrangeas.....

I love the new look

Merry Christmas


  1. That a beauty, Penny. You slaved over that one!;>) It looks great! xo Diana

  2. Ooooo! I love it. I've always wanted one to but just like you, didn't want to make one. You were fortunate to find one and I like how you ages iit. The stockings are gorgeous!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;0

  3. Just perfect my friend....(you did a great job..shhh...) You were lucky to find one, I would love for someone to sell them here and you decorated it so lovely, by aging it too. Happy holiday season pretty lady.

  4. Penny,
    Okay, that was definitely the easy way out and you were so lucky to find one already made!! I have never saw one here in this area made, on display or in anyone's house. It will catch on in about 5-10 years from now.
    Burlap just became a big thing in this area this year.... I guess I could stay that this area is a bit behind the times...... They call it Coal Miner Mentality here......LOL!!
    LOVE those stunning stockings!!


  5. Beautiful wreath Penny. I to have just got to try this. What did you use for a base? XX Jo

  6. looks great and very beautiful. Very well done Penny!

  7. WHY am I so "in the dark?!" on such things. I mean, I read magazines..take all kinds of them and never seen one of those.
    I love the stockings. I have four lovely handmade stockings..and am wondering what to put in them. NOW I KNOW! :) :)

  8. Beautiful wreath ! Love how you aged it !

  9. lovely wreath and the throws on the chairs look so snuggly. Everything looks beautiful. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo


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