Monday was a bit of a depressing blogging day… It happens.
So I avoided my blog Monday & Roger took me to a yummy Mexican restaurant that night to make me feel better.
I’m hoping today will be a bit better now that everything seems to be going up hill & if even just one person (hopefully you) likes this fun little DIY Pumpkin Wreath I know it will be a good day!
I had been wanting to make a pumpkin wreath for a little while now but I didn’t want to spend too much money on a new wreath.
The solution? Coffee filters from the Dollar Tree!
I like a full looking wreath so I ended up you using 499 coffee filters. Number 500 hundred went to a worthy cause… I really needed coffee!
I just love how easy it is to turn a white coffee filter into a beautiful color. Dyeing & drying the coffee filters is a super simple process, one that I learned while DIYing my way to our wedding day.
What you’ll need:
Red & Yellow Food Coloring
Hot Glue Gun with Glue
First, fill a bowl with water & drop red & yellow food coloring into the water until it turns your favorite shade of orange.
Next, pull apart the coffee filters & layer them in the orange water. Once the bowl is filled, let the coffee filters sit for 5-10 minutes.
Wring the orange coffee filters out & pull small layers of coffee filters from the stack, & place them in your dryer.
Dry on low to no heat until dry. Also, make sure to keep an eye on them because I’m not sure what would happen if you left them unattended at high heat…
Don’t have a dryer? I have seen people use their hair dryer, but this will definitely take more work & time.
*If you don’t like the color of the filters when they come out of the dryer just dye & dry them again until you have the shade of orange you like.
Once dry fold a filter in half, the bring the two sides into the middle, fluff the top, & glue the end to the wreath. Continue this process until your wreath is covered in coffee filters. To see another way to fold the filter, check out this Simple Coffee Filter Wreath.
Next, draw a stem on a piece of cardboard, cut it out, hot glue twine to the front of it, & then hot glue it to the top of your pumpkin wreath.
Hang your DIY Pumpkin Wreath on your front door or at your next fun fall party!
I’d love to see your DIY Pumpkin Wreath!
Instagram your Domestically Blissful inspired recipes & DIY projects with the hashtag #DomesticallyBlissful & you might find your picture featured on DB’s Instagram!
With love, G