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I have some amazing creative friends! When I put out the idea that we should all do fall crafts, even though we are spread across the country, they all got to doing what they do best! Craftin‘ Around the Country is always fun, getting to create things with friends even when we can’t be in the same room is always interesting and keeps us all feeling close.
How cute is that sign? I think it would be a great addition to any room, but just think of an entry way when Trick or Treaters come by on Halloween or any visitors stop by. It is a great way to welcome your guests!
Mrs. A and her little man also got to crafting a wreath using one of my favorite craft materials, coffee filters! I had the cutest photo of her little man painting them, but I have no idea where that one went. I have been loosing photos left and right lately.
First they painted the coffee filters using craft paint and water, a lot like color washing on wood but on coffee filters instead. Notice how she kept track of drinking glasses and which ones were paint cups? The coffee filters under the cups also catch a lot of little drips and keeps clean up to a minimum.
Fully coat the coffee filters with the water color mix, and set them aside to dry. I believe Mrs. A put a few in the oven on the warming setting to hurry the process along. She isn’t one to be overly patient. (Somehow I think her Hubs is also the patient one of the bunch, but lets keep that between us hehe) If you do this use caution, you do not want to start a fire, a food dehydrator would work well too, because you need a lot of coffee filters for this wreath.
Once they are dry, you can start to assemble your wreath. Notice how Mrs. A sorted her painted coffee filters by color? That is to insure you do not end up with a bunch of coffee filters all the same color in one large spot, when the rest of the wreath is random.
Grab the center of the coffee filter, and smoosh the outer edges together so you have one center spot in which to glue them onto the wreath frame. Some of Mrs. A’s filters were glued in a single spot, some were glued in several to give her wreath some depth and dimension.
I love her finished wreath. I may just have to make one for Christmas this year! Oh she did add one more tip, “Reward yourself for a craft well done!” and attached the last photo. Mrs. A cracks me up, I miss her and her little man!
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