It's a pretty small, inexpensive project to put together, perfect for one of those times you want to craft while watching TV. You'll need:
- a foam wreath, mine was 12 or 14 inches
- coffee filters, I used two packs
- hot glue/ a hot glue gun
- decor for the finished wreath (I used a clip on poinsettia)
- ribbon to hang it
- a sharpie
Here is the wreath form and one of the packs of coffee filters I used:
I used two full packs of coffee filters, so 300 total. To make it fuller, I probably could have used a third pack, but by the time I was done with pack number two I was so over it.
You start by taking an individual coffee filter, and putting it over the sharpie, like so:
You then put a dab of hot glue on the tip, amd affix it to the wreath form. I started with the inner portion of my wreath, and worked my way to the outside:
The job went significantly faster once I started drinking spiked hot cocoa (yay for whipped cream flavored vodka!). This was the finished wreath, before decorations:
This indentation is approximately the shape and size of my 18 pound behemoth feline, Ray Ray. I was not pleased. It took me quite a bit to refluff my wreath, and it was nowhere near as lovely as it was the first time, so disappointing.
It looked great! So fluffy and poofy and happy. Before placing the final touches on it, I had to decide where to hang it. I thought my front door would be ideal, but alas, my door is white, and it didn't stand out at all. The wall in the living room was my next thought, but it didn't look quite right. I thought I'd sleep on it for the night, so I left it on the dining room table to think it over.
The next day, I awoke to this:
I decided to place the wreath on the door leading from the dining area to the garage, after clipping on a poinsettia and some ribbon to hide the less fluffy bits:
All in all, it was a fun project to work on. It only took a few hours while watching tv, and the end result was pretty lovely (pre-cat indentation).
The possibilities are endless, winter theme, Valentine's Day, Christmas, etc.