Burlap Coffee Filter Wreath Tutorial

Roses of burlap and coffee filters make up this Fall wreath.

I have been so inspired lately by the coffee filter wreaths and wanted to make one also, but I wanted something more than just the coffee filters to liven it up a bit. 






I started with these: tan coffee filters. I saw them for the first time when I went to buy the white ones. I bought both just in case I didn't like the tan color. But I liked the tan color a lot.


Tan Coffee Filters:





Circle of burlap (preferably not a perfect circle - I know this will drive some people crazy but you want to see little bits of burlap showing here and there out from the coffee filters which ARE perfect... perfectly round, that is).





Orange netting cut into circle-like shapes - little bump outs are nice.






I stacked up all the elements and added a little square of burlap on the top.





I take hold of the bottom of the pile and squinch it together making sure I have all layers.




I try to fluff it out and make it look like a rose at this point.




I use hot glue to glue the layers together while I hold it in the back.




 Little triangle pieces of burlap..





Adding little triangle pieces of burlap with hot glue.  (nice addition - the camera strap)






Little petal shapes - half circle shapes cut from scrapbooking paper in all sizes. Does anyone see a trend here? Misshapen shapes.. ha ha.. okay. I don't like to use patterns but kind of wing it as I go, cutting each thing sort of like the shape I want. I think it makes things more interesting (goes quicker, too).

 I took classes from an Impressionist painter and he said that it's not each individual piece that you look at but rather how the whole piece looks altogether...

Some people might like just the beige of the burlap and coffee filters but to me, the wreath was too bland up to this point. So I glued these simple shapes into each rose to add some color. 




I think the little orange petals gave just the right amount of color.






I had some berries which I stuck in the middle of some of the roses.






I used a twig wreath for the base and wrapped it with orange netting.





I considered adding some pine cones but thought it might be overdone so here it is, the finished product.





Happy Friday, everyone and Happy Fall!!

Your friend, 

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