Awhile back I found a large, old picture window at a garage sale for $1. It was gorgeous. Twelve frames in all and very chippy, rustic looking. I decided back then to hang the old window on a bare wall in my living room, but it was still so very plain. The window needed something special. I thought about adding pictures of our family behind each picture frame, but the slots were a bit too big for even an 8×10 picture. So there it sat for a few months, while I starred and pondered. Now that Halloween is over and Boom, all the Christmas decoration are up I got an idea to hang a wreath on the old window. Cute, right? I wanted something white and dainty. Something that would blend in with the rooms decor and not be like “BAZZING. . LOOK AT ME!”. I couldn’t find what I wanted anywhere. All of the wreaths I found were very Christmas oriented. I wanted something that I could use year round. So I did what I normally do anyways and made a wreath myself.
The coffee filters were a bit too long, so I decided to fold over the pointed end of the filter before gluing it to my ring. That seemed to work better and my ruffles were tighter and closer to the ring like I had hoped. (This would probably also work well with cupcake liners because they are a little bit smaller, just a thought).
I worked my way around the ring, taking breaks to allow the glue to dry in between sections. I decided not to decorate the back of my ring because I wanted it to lay flat against the wall. When all of my coffee filters were dried and secured onto the ring I added a burlap bow to my ribbon and placed in on top of my picture window for display.
Oh yes. . it was perfect. Frilly, dainty, rustic and it looked like it had always belong.
If anyone decides to make this wreath and uses a hot glue gun instead of Elmers glue let me know how it works. Plus, I’d love to see your renditions of this wreath. Did you use cupcake liners instead of coffee filters to create a colorful wreath? Post your pictures to our facebook page and we will share them with everyone. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!