I have a dining room that is desperate for some decoration. I wanted to spruce it up but I wanted to do it cheap! I remembered seeing this coffee filter garland that Pam Garrison did on her blog a while back. What could be cheaper than a bag of coffee filters and some cording? Really!
I went with one large bag of white coffee filters.
I decided quickly that just leaving them white looked kind of cheap and it looked like, well... coffee filters! So, I took some acrylic paint and water and proceeded to dye them ALL. I did some in a blue color and most I did in a warm orangy brown.
At this point I'm beginning to think I'm CRAZY. And, so are some of the other people coming in and out of my studio! After dying them all, I separated them and kind of scrunched them up to dry.
After drying I would make small piles about 20 filters at a time and shove a pencil thru the middle to punch a hole. I used macrame cord with the end taped up for easy threading. Adding the blue colored filters randomly through out.
After I had the entire thing strung I took it down to my dining room and began hanging and tying it off into clumps. I was pleasantly surprised with how well it turned out. It was fun and inexpensive.
hi and welcome!!! i'm so glad you're here! my name is michelle. i'm blessed to be a wife (to gary) of 18 years and a mom of two girls; alexis(16) & jess(11). i've been a full time artist for 15 years. i made my start at Portland Sat. Mkt. and art fairs around the country, and then headed into wholesale shows when our oldest began school. i love ART-ing, art journaling, running, cycling and downing junk food!