If so, you may have noticed that, in addition to the lighted coffee filter pom we talked about yesterday, there was a garland hanging on the wall above the crib.
Today's Dollar Tree (DT) deal is a piece of crafty decor that costs $2 to make!
Coffee Filter Garland Tutorial
Supplies (all from DT)
- 1 pack of coffee filters
- 1 pack of Twine (sold 3/pack)
1. Grab about 20 coffee filters and flatten them a little. You can do this by fluffing against the cup shape.
2. Unravel your twine with extra room for your desired length. Note: do not cut until you have all of your coffee filters on the string.
3. Use your scissors to poke a hole in the center of the coffee filters.
4. String your coffee filters onto the twine.
5. Separate and crumble the coffee filters to create a ruffle effect.
6. Hang using tape or an adhesive hook (sold in packs at the Dollar Tree also!!)
You may recognize this garland from the safari baby shower:
We didn't hang it... we just placed it on the mantle and, as you can see, it looks great either way! I also love how it looks hanging. Didn't it fit the area above the crib perfectly?
So many people pay $30 for these garlands on etsy and you can make them for only $2!!!
I loved the look of our garland so much that I created a 20-foot version for the vow renewal using 2 packs of filters and some string I had on hand. It was an awesome piece of rustic decor. Check it out:
Guests couldn't believe it was made of coffee filters and THAT'S what makes coffee filter crafts so incredible! I could totally see this draped over a wedding arch or entrance! Oh, and it's super easy to dye coffee filters.
You can check out this tutorial here. How cool would these look as mermaid or sea-themed decor?
You could space them out and create a cool photo backdrop: