Saturday, August 7, 2010

For the Love of the Bean


I picked up twig wreath at a thrift store for .75 and went on a mission to make a lovely little wreath.  I was inspired by a wreath I saw at Tatortots and Jello and set out to make my own version.
Here's what I started with-- wreath, hot glue gun, scissors, extra fabric, a pen, and objects to use to trace a circle.  And of course, coffee!

I first cut all the circles in different sizes and made little circle flowers with a coffee bean as the center

I then used the hot glue gun to attach them to the wreath and here's the finished project:



Well, the wreath didn't turn out how I had anticipated.  If I wasn't so opposed to cutting circles, I may have been more diligent and made the wreath fuller.  But, I wasn't.  So, I pulled off all the flowers and started over.  Here began project numero dos:


A coffee filter wreath!

This project was simple.  I put two coffee filters together, twisted them into a flower shape, and then glued them to the wreath.

After sticking the coffee filters all around the wreath, it still looked a little drab.  So, I stuck some of my little circles in random places and it seemed to do the trick. Here's the final result:



Although I am satisfied with the final product, my mind is now scheming for new and interesting ideas for wreaths...

1 comment:

  1. Cute wreath! I've been meaning to try one of these myself.

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