Wednesday, October 19, 2011

1st Craft Night and our DIY project

  Last week a few of my "crafty" friends and I got together for the first, of hopefully many craft nights.  The wonderful KW hosted and selected the first craft.
   I wish I took a picture of the food, because KW made us delicious apps and homemade pizza, and of course a little wine added to the fun. 



KW selected a coffee filter wreath and we all had so much fun making it. 


The final product!!!



All you need is the following:

1. Flat bottomed Coffee Filters ( a pack of 200 is more than enough):  We chose natural colors for fall, but KW had also made a wreath with white coffee filters, which looked great too.

2. Hot glue gun and glue sticks

3.  A piece of cardboard

4.  Ribbon




Start by folding the coffee filters like a fan all the way across and then fold then in half one more time. 


I don't have a picture of the cardboard step, but cut a circle as seen above out of cardboard the size and width of the wreath you want.  We used a large paper plate to trace as a base, and it was about a 1 inch width across.

Next poke two holes about an inch apart in the cardboard and run a piece a ribbon through each side to form a ribbon loop to hang your wreath.  ( you can see the back of the tied ribbon knots at the bottom part of the wreath).  Knot each side so the ribbon loop stays in place.

Now start hot gluing the folded up filters around the outer and inner circle of your wreath base.  if you look closely you can see we glued the bottom of the filter over so that they would not stick out.

Continue going around the inner and outer sections of the base and stick filters in between until your wreath is full. 
( Sorry I didn't document all the steps haha)


Here are some of our wreathes

       Feel free to add a ribbon either above or on the side of the wreath.  We attached the ribbon seen above with wire, so that we can switch the color ribbon out for different holidays or seasons. 

    

7 comments:

  1. This looks great! Nothing better then a night with great friends, good food, wine and a craft!

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  2. I always have a glass of wine when I am crafting or DIY-ing projects =)

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  3. The wreaths look fab! what a great night:)
    ~Anne

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  4. Ah, I love it!! I want one! The colors are perfect for fall. My girlfriends and I are having our first craft night this Friday!

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  5. Wow! You are so creative! I'm so not crafty! Looks great!

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  6. Craft night sounds so fun. Your wreath looks amazing. It turned out perfect! Great post. Now following your blog! :)

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