Just like opinions- everyone has one now, right?

Except me.

And I wanted one. I had plenty of material too since getting a Keurig machine for coffee making.

I was inspired by this totally gorgeous wreath at Jones Design Company.

{Jones Design Company}

I wanted to make mine more all-season friendly, so I decided to leave out the berries and such and use more muted colors. As for the method, I didn’t take any actual pictures during the process because I was sort of making it up (shocker, no?). I chose 3 pink paint colors (Folk Art, from AC Moore)-which I diluted and/or mixed until I got a color I liked. I had 3 plastic cups that I mixed various colors in. Then I dunked each filter in a color, squeezed it out, and hung it up to dry. I’d add brown or more pink to change the color of the paint water as I continued dying the filters. For the light creamy ones, I used strong brewed tea. To get a cool natural gradient look you can use a paint brush to dab different colors on the edges of the filter.

Once the filters were dry (which didn’t take as long as I thought it would), I began making the flowers. I followed the above tutorial exactly (which was a new way of making flowers for me!).***Update: My flower making tutorial can be seen here*** Instead of my usual foam wreath form, I decided to try one of the floral wire ones (like these at Save on Crafts).

I wrapped it in strips of burlap (that I had on hand) secured with hot glue, and it worked perfecftly! Bonus: it’s like 1/4 the price of the same size styrofoam wreath. Then I began gluing the flowers on, clustering some colors in certain areas, but also keeping it a bit random. It didn’t take long for it to really come together and look amazing. I finished it off with a wide green ribbon that I got on clearance at Michael’s. The Dollar Tree is a great place to find ribbon as well.

Right now this beauty is in my booth, but if no one snatches it up I’ll be bringing it home with me!

84 Responses

  1. Kathy

    I love your wreath! It is more beautiful than the inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Amanda

    Oh wow, this is gorgeous! I would have never thought that it was made of coffee filters! Brilliant idea to dye them.

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  3. Debbie

    Definitely LOVE this and want to do – however, which tutorial showed you how to make the flowers?

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    • rachaelevans

      Debbie- Click on the image of “autumn wreath” to be taken to that post :)

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      • dorris maynard

        This is truly gorgeous! Simple but beautiful. I can see doing this wreath for every season. I am not creative by nature but this really inspired me. i look forward to viewing your other projects. Thank you for sharing this with us.

      • Michelle

        I am making one of these this weekend, I cannot wait till it is done, I am really excited!! trial and error, I dis figure out an easier way to make the flowers, I am very pleased at how this is turning out! thanks for the pin :)

  4. Tammy

    Love the color choices……. How much are you asking for it in your booth? Do you ship? thanks.

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      • linda

        would love info on ordering also, please. thanks so much.

      • Karen

        Would LOVE to purchase one of these.
        Can you please email me about how to purchase one?
        Thanks much.
        Karen

      • Kelly

        Can you please email me details if you have thsi wreath available for sale? I am looking to pay for overnight shipping in order to have for Friday eb 8th for a party

        Thanks in advance for your time,
        Kelly
        kbeck1016@aol.com

      • Rachael Evans

        Hi Kelly, I don’t think I could make one by then unfortunately. They take about 6+ hours to make, and I have other commitments tomorrow. But you should try it, really!!

  5. Bobbi