I can't believe we're actually getting some cool weather down here in Texas. It's finally enjoyable to bike my Kindergartener to and from school. And I was even super comfortable in my favorite pair of jeans today! Celebrating the little things...
I just love this time of year. After living in the midwest, I'll always miss those awesome crisp fall days. So for what Texas lacks in the fall department, I make up with fall decor. I'm allowed to pretend we have four seasons, right? Our entryway was missing something, so I decided to make this fall wreath, out of a simple household item: coffee filters!
I fell in love with Emily's coffee filter wreath, and just had to make one for myself. She went with white filters, while I chose to tea-stain mine for a different look. I can't decide which one I like better! maybe I'll make a white one for spring :-)
Want to make one for yourself? It's super easy!
All you need is:
About 400 coffee filters
Tea bags (if staining)
Chopstick or screwdriver
Straw wreath form- I chose to go with a larger one, but any size works
First, if you plan on staining the coffee filters, set aside a few days for the process. I just brewed up a large pot of extra-strong tea (think 5 family size lipton tea bags for 3-4 inches of water), and soaked the coffee filters for a few minutes. I made sure to separate them before getting them wet. Afterwards, I hung them on a make shift clothes line system across my dining room. I wish I would have gotten a photo of 400 coffee filters line drying! You have to make sure they're completely dry before moving onto the next step.
Next, I took the coffee filter and placed my chopstick in the center. I wrapped the filter around the chopstick and jammed it into the straw wreath form.
Finish it off with a bow and admire how warm and welcoming it is!
I absolutely love how it turned out and can't wait to show you guys more of my fall decorations!
Have a great weekend and enjoy this cool weather!
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