Cute Wreath or Funeral Decor?

I really need you guys to decide. 

I did this project last week.

I haven’t posted it until now because I think that this wreath looks exceedingly amateur compared to say this one (which is where I stole borrowed this idea)

I think I bought too large of a wreath form….. maybe. 

Well lets just get on with it shall we?  no sense in delaying the inevitable. 

The inevitable being that I spent 2.5 Harry Potter movies constructing a funeral wreath. 

Save me jeebus.

 Supplies: rafia wreath still in the wrapper and a billion zillion coffee filters also a gabillion glue sticks and a hot glue gun.

 Step one: fold the filter in half

Step 2: Fold in half again.

 Step 3: put some hot glue on the filter and put it on the wreath.  I started from the back of the wreath and moved forward.  As the wreath became fuller, this little pattern turned into “fold the filter however and put it wherever it fits on the wreath”

 Shows  how I started at the back and moved forward.

 I glued the first 2 to the back to kind of serve as a guide to the rest.  I didn’t want the filters to be all different heights (which happened anyway….)

Here is the first row.  This is about the time that Roommate #1 came home and thought I had gone insane.  Because why would a coffee addict use all the coffee filters for a wreath?  I’m wondering this myself now….

Here’s the finished product.  Like I said not sure how I feel about it.  The opening in the center is a little too large. I think thats whats making me hate it. 

I am realizing that I am a huge tard for taking this picture on a white background.  welp.  too late now. 

People. I emplory you. BE HONEST.

DOES THIS LOOK LIKE IT BELONGS AT A FUNERAL???

Its supposed to be “Winter Wonderland” and shit. 

Here is a ton of other ideas for coffee filters.  I kinda wish I would have done the pom pom ball thingy. 

Anyhoo.

Answer my question and do one of these ideas ok?

Rachel Golberg

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2 Comments

  1. Katie on November 24, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Alright, I’ve looked at this post a few times and I keep looking back at the blog you got your idea from. I think your issue is probably slightly the size of your wreath form but I think the bigger issue might be the size of coffee filters you used. It looks like the girl used industrial size and you used standard home size. I don’t think that makes for an easy fix by any means you’ve already spent time creating your wreath. Just my thoughts, I really enjoy your blog. And my vote is that it doesn’t look like a funeral wreath, put it on a colored wall and see how you feel about the thing.

  2. Katie on August 24, 2011 at 1:38 am

    Alright, I’ve looked at this post a few times and I keep looking back at the blog you got your idea from. I think your issue is probably slightly the size of your wreath form but I think the bigger issue might be the size of coffee filters you used. It looks like the girl used industrial size and you used standard home size. I don’t think that makes for an easy fix by any means you’ve already spent time creating your wreath. Just my thoughts, I really enjoy your blog. And my vote is that it doesn’t look like a funeral wreath, put it on a colored wall and see how you feel about the thing.

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