Fall Decorating Ideas – Finished Fall Foyer
|October 1, 2012||Posted by bett4293 under Decorating, Foyer, holidays|
I finished making my first coffee filter wreath yesterday and could not wait to share it with you. It was easier to make than I expected and I am very pleased with the results. The best part is that the wreath cost $0 as I had everything on hand. You can check out my post from Friday to see how I put together the rest of the foyer. I hope you are able to take away some fall decorating ideas from my project.
Here’s my finished fall foyer:
Here’s a close up of the coffee filter wreath:
Here are the items I used:
- 1 basic paper plate
- 70 white coffee filters
- blue and teal food coloring
- one large stainless steel pot
- old towels
- scotch tape
- painters tape
Here’s how I made it:
- I filled the stainless steel pot with water.
- I added blue and teal food coloring until the color was exactly what I wanted.
- I dipped the coffee filters in the blue colored water one at a time. I let the excess water drip off then placed them on an old towel to dry overnight. You can get some extra tips on coloring coffee filters here.
- I cut a circle out of the middle of the paper plate to make a ring.
- I took the coffee filters one at a time, made them into little parachutes by taking the eraser end of a pencil and placing that in the middle of the coffee filter then fold all sides down.
- I stapled them to the paper plate in two rows.
- Then I covered the back of the paper plate with scotch tape to prevent the staples from scratching my mirror.
- Lastly, I used wide ribbon to wrap around the wreath and attach it to the back of the mirror. The wreath is so light, I just used blue painter’s tape to attach it.
I have also put together a coffee filter Pinterest Board which you can check out here with ideas for other coffee filter projects. They are absolutely amazing!
Bonus – if you would like some coffee trivia to wow your friends check out this site where I learned that coffee is the second largest traded commodity in the world and oil is the largest.
I hope you give this project a try!