Thursday, May 17, 2012

~diy coffee filter cross~

I LOVE Sally Wheat's style and her home.
I have been stalking her for years.
As I was looking through some photos of her house for the gazillionth time, I spotted this cross and thought it was spectacular!
Hers is made out of leaves:
{photos via}
 I thought I'd try my hand at duplicating it, so I headed to the grocery store and bought some brown flat bottom paper coffee filters.
 I simply cut a cross shape out of cardboard and started gluing the filters on.
I think I used about 150 filters for this cross and it's about 21" tall by 13" wide.
 The paper is thin, so if you do this project use a low temp glue gun!
I just sort of scrunched the filters, one by one, and then cut the bottoms off a bit so they wouldn't stick out so far, then glued away.
 I used hot glue and twine to create a hanger on the back.
 The whole project took around an hour and cost only $2.19, 
with coffee filters left over for other projects! 

When you are finished gluing, if you want a more uniform look, you can simply give it a haircut so all the filters are even. I did this in a few spots, but left it pretty much alone. 
I like how it looks ruffly!
I'll be back tomorrow to announce the winner of the Farm Chicks giveaway!
xoxo

10 comments:

Bonnie @ Uncommon said...

oh...I am in LOVE!! That looks absolutely amazing! Love the brown! Thank you so much for sharing...yet another project added to the list!

Laura from Top This Top That said...

this is amazing. looks harder then it is!

NanE said...

Oh my gosh, I adore this! thanks for sharing, I can't wait to make one myself and I'm pinning your idea so others can see it too! :) Nan

Valerie said...

Wow! Love the look. Until reading, I did not see that they are made of coffee filters! How crafty and marvelous!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh this turned out so pretty!!

shabbykelly said...

LOVE IT! Thanks for the inspiration!

Robin said...

Very pretty! I looks amazing in you home too!

Theblondesquad said...

Wow! So simple AND stunning! :) Amanda

donna said...

you amaze me with your smartness and creativity!

Between You and Me said...

I love what you did with the cross and coffee filters!!!

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