Here’s a simple (and cheap) way to make a beautiful heart wreath with coffee filter roses for Valentine’s Day — or any other time of year. Last fall, I tried my hand at making these roses and fell in love with them.
Click on this link (or the image below) to see the Autumn Coffee Filter Wreath Tutorial.
Instead of acrylic paints like I used on the autumn wreath (above), I tried several different dyeing methods to get a brighter pink for the heart wreath. I tested food coloring, Easter egg dye, watercolor paint, and India Ink. I settled on the Easter Egg dye.
After dyeing the coffee filters, I followed the same steps in the Autumn wreath tutorial by cutting them in spirals, spinning them around the tip of a pencil and gluing them at the bottom — except I only used one filter per rose on this wreath instead of two. I also gently pressed down on the tops of the roses to give them a “shabby chic” feel.
For the wreath form, I simply created my own template (approximately 11 inches high and 12 inches wide) and cut it out of foam board with an x-acto knife.
I used 26 roses (filters) altogether to place around the form, gluing them on with a hot glue gun.
And, voilà! A cute, shabby-chic heart wreath to decorate your home for Valentine’s Day!
Don’t forget to sign your kids (your tweens, teens, & yourself) up for my mixed media art workshop, Valentine’s Day Mixed Media Workshop. Click on the image for more info.
Alisha Gratehouse is an artist, art instructor, minister’s wife, and homeschooling mom of three. Her days are filled with creating, painting, writing, drinking lots of tea, laughing with (and at) her family, and spontaneously bursting forth into song. Alisha is the author of several books including, A Life That Flourishes.