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I love The Nester! I think she has such great ideas for her home and for life in general. When I saw she made this and that the supplies were from the Dollar Tree, I just had to do it! For her instructions and her finished wreath, check it out here: Making a coffee filter wreath.

Here are the supplies you’ll need: Wreath Form (Dollar Tree, $1), Coffee Filters (Dollar Tree, $1…I used one full package and about 20 out of a second package so I guess this was actually $1 and some change since there are 160 filters in one package and I’m not doing the math of how much each filter really costs) and a glue gun!

Start by folding the coffee filter in half and then in half again. I took the pointy end of each filter and would place them on the glue on the wreath. As I got going, my technique changed up a little. I was starting by doing each row, front to back but then I started doing whatever was in my sight and filling in holes later. I also started pushing down the bottom of the folded filter so that it wasn’t so pointy on the bottom.

I tried everything I could think of to prop this up while gluing. I found that letting my legs hold it while gluing worked the best. I think by this point, I had thought at least 30 times: “What in the world was I thinking when I started this?” It was getting tedious but I was determined to keep going. As more of the filters were glued on, it actually started to go faster. (Praise the Lord!) My total project time (keep in mind I kept getting distracted by the TV and a glass of wine) was about two hours.

This is what it looked like once I filled the whole wreath form. It was cool but kind of thin and puny. I hung it up by some ribbon so I could use both hands and started filling in the gaps and on the insides so you wouldn’t see the tips of the folded filters. I tried to get my husband to hold it for me while I did this step but that lasted about 2 minutes so I was forced to think of another way to hold it up…enter the ribbon!

Here is the finished product! I love how fluffy and full it is! Right now, I have orange ribbon on it for a baby shower I’m co-hosting but I will change it out for red or green ribbon once the baby shower is finished. Now the challenge – where to hang it?

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