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Coffee Filter Christmas Tree

It was a gray and stormy day here a few days ago.  The fire was crackling away, and I was trying to create a perfect perch for my newly acquired birdcage and blingy ornaments.  As I worked away, I finally came to the conclusion that I needed something that was white and soft looking.  I didn’t have any feathers flying around, nor did I have a feather boa that I could repurpose…

Hmmm…what could I do?

As I wandered around contemplating my dilemma, something caught my eye which reminded me of this:

 

That soft and dreamy wreath is made of coffee filters!

Well, hallelujah!  I had a whole stack of them.

I grabbed the not-quite-empty box of Rice Krispy’s and got to work.  The kids won’t enjoy pouring them without the box, but you certainly don’t want to stop this woman when she’s on a mission!

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I glued the cereal box cardboard into a rough cone shape and glued it with hot glue.

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Then I painted it with white acrylic paint and started scrunching up coffee filters.  {It does take quite a few.}  I twisted the bottom of each filter, and then glued it on with a blob of hot glue.

I worked from the bottom up and scrunched up the upper ones to be a little smaller.

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It was just the soft ruffly goodness I was looking for.

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And my husband was very happy when the project was finished…

There were still coffee filters left for the next morning!Smile  {Whew!}

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5 Comments

  1. Rita!! I was just thinking of you yesterday and talking to Teresa about how crafty you are! This is genius! I love it! Wishing you a wonderful holiday season with your sweet family… let’s plan for a coffee together in the new year for sure! xoxo

  2. Oh come on, can’t Irwin just fashion himself a coffee filter out of something around the house? Say, a piece of vintage muslim? It would save a trip on the ferry. Or maybe he could just wait until 10 o’clock coffee? Oh, we really do need to make a trip to your world. Can you pray about that for us? 🙂

  3. I really don’t think Irwin would want a piece of vintage “muslim”! Kind of a touchy subject actually. Too funny! Perhaps a piece of muslin? Actually, Irwin is not exactly a crafty kind of guy in the sense that Rita is. He is more of the man-craft kind.

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