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It’s always a little depressing for me to take down Christmas decorations. But I do admit to liking the clean slate that January brings, and I love minimally decorating for the winter season. This year I made a winter wreath out of pine cones and coffee filters:
First – my new favorite way to make a wreath base! I just cut an imperfect circle out of cardboard (I wrapped this one with coffee filter strips just to prevent brown cardboard from peeking through)
I added gobs of glue to the bottom of pinecones (bought from Michaels) and glued them to the inside of my wreath form:
I then flattened coffee filters and folded them in half three times – just like I did with my coffee filter wreath. I hot glued all of the coffee filters with the seams facing inwards until I went all the way around the circle.
But it was still “gappy”. It actually reminded me of bottom teeth with too much space between them. Weird, I know…but see what I mean??
I went through a second time and filled in all of the gaps with a second layer of coffee filters, this time the seams were faced out. This whole wreath takes a while – I used some Gossip Girl to help pass the time Judge away…
It was finally all filled in – and ready to be displayed!
I was going to add an embellishment, but I decided to leave it simplistic in the name of January’s simplifying feel.
Have you ever decorated with coffee filters? They’re one of my favorite ways to decorate with maximum impact on a minimal budget!
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