Thursday, November 25, 2010

O Christmas Tree

I bought a package of coffee filters to make a wreath, but then it struck me that they might string up to make a fine garland! In all, I used about 400 filters for this (less than $5, and a quick craft to do in front of a movie) and I may add a few more. I really wish I was a better photographer so that I could do it justice, but in person, it really is quite stunning.
To make, you need a couple of packages of white coffee filters (or brown, or you can dye them. Wouldn't a red and green one look cute?). Pinch each filter in the middle and then do sort of tri-fold so that it makes a fan shape. Then just string them one by one onto a piece of thread! So simple and the filters are pretty sturdy. My cat hasn't been able to pull the whole thing apart yet, even though she has tried repeatedly.
Merry Christmas!

12 comments:

  1. What a great idea! Thank You for sharing and have a blessed week!

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  2. That's really pretty!!! I know what you are saying, our toddler leaves the tree alone but the cat? forget about it!

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  3. Oh wow that look gorgeous! Do you have a matching wreath, too?

    Stop by and see me sometime over at Free 2 Be Frugal! I made glittery monogram ornaments this week.

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  4. Just gorgeous and so much impact on your tree. Love the glow! This would look good on a stair rail too, or around a door. I just might try this! Kudos!

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  5. It is actually quite stunning and you did a great job! Good idea.
    Kim:)

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  6. Just dropping by to let you know that I linked to this post in a round up today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) This will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here
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  7. SO pretty! I love that it looks like ruffles! Would love for you to come visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made with Love Monday! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

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  8. This is great! Come link up at Giggles, Glitz & Glam!

    http://gigglesglitzandglam.blogspot.com/2010/12/glam-party-5.html

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  9. Just dropping by to let you know that I linked to this post in a round up today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) This will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/9-garland-ideas-for-the-holidays/

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  10. What a great idea, I love the coffee filter wreaths I have seen on blogs but this is a great way to use them too!

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