Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Coffee Filter Love

Seriously, what can't you do with coffee filters?
I am on a coffee filter kick. They are cheap and versatile.

Now this first project was so TIME consuming, but totally worth it.
I had all of these round paper lanterns left over from one of the kids parties and wanted to do something to spruce them up.

{Insert coffee filters}

It took about 3 packages, but at $1 each it was still cheap!
You just crumple them up and hot glue them on, being careful to get them close together so you don't have empty spaces when you are done.

I am using the silver tinsel to hang it, just double wrapping it since tinsel is sort of thin, and putting an led light inside for ambiance.

  {Why is it when I say ambiance I lower my voice and drag it out all funny? ahhhhmbiaaance. Shhhh you know you are doing it now too!}
What I love about coffee filters is that they are cheap and you can dye them!

For this next project I soaked them in tea and baked them dry in the oven. Then just more hot glue to an old lamp shade, easy peasy.
Yep, that's it in a nutshell. 
I ♥ Coffee Filters

What is your current crafting obsession?

Hope you are having a fabulous week! 


  1. I haven't tried to make them myself but I'm dying to. I just love that look!


  2. Very pretty! you have me thinking about my own lamp shade!

  3. This looks like fun and how great they turned out. I will have to collect some coffee filters and get busy.. I love the look. Hugs, Cindy

  4. Super cute and tons of uses for the 'snowball'! ~ Maureen

  5. OMG Nicki, Loving what you did with the coffee filters...thanks for sharing! I too wish I lived closer so that I could take part in your Spring Show...they are always so much fun! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind words!

  6. So very creative Nicki! Love the lamp shade! Coffee filters are so much fun to play around with. I also love the gorgeous flowers that are made with them!

    Thanks for joining the Blissful Whites party!!
    Have a lovely day!

  7. Great ideas and the possibilities are endless!!

  8. What a great idea who new you could use coffee filters for such cute ideas.

  9. Hmmmm, I have a bunch of unbleached coffee filters and a red feather boa.....

    Hellooooo new Christmas wreath; thanks for the inspiration!

  10. These are sooo pretty! I love the solid white one...very light and airy! Thanks for sharing.


  11. Hi Nicki, This is a great idea and I too love using coffee filters. Your creations is amazing. Thank you for sharing.
    Happy Creating, Celestina Marie

  12. Oh no... i DID say ambiance under my breath reading what you said... that's funny... I love love the coffee filter lampshade too, it turned out such a pretty color...


  13. Ooooh! I just may have to go out and buy some coffee filters now!! Your projects are awesome!!!

  14. Very cool. Love the idea. You are so creative.

    Cindy. Bee

  15. How adorable! Please come share at my Blog Fest:

    Fresh Eggs Daily

  16. I really have to get on the band wagon with this - just gorgeous!!!

  17. Wicked fun project; thank you for linking up with us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week! I will be featuring your post on this week's hop. You're welcome to grab my "Featured" button if you'd like.

    Have a great week and I'd love to have you back again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick


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