Monday, May 9, 2011

Coffee Filter Wreath and A Pesky Squirrel

I know coffee filter wreaths have been seen all over blog land.  I've been wanting to make my own for a while now.  You just need a few things to make your own: natural coffee filters, a cardboard wreath form, and a hot glue gun.  To construct my wreath, I followed Kristin's instructions.  I didn't have any poster board, so I used the round cardboard from a frozen pizza box.  I added a couple of dried leaves to finish it up!



Awesome and super easy!



And completely unrelated, I woke up this morning to find this squirrel helping himself to the contents of the bird feeder!








 Squirrels have to eat too!



38 comments:

  1. Love this Brandi, coffee filter wreaths are so pretty. I love the addition of the dried leaves. Squirrels are relentless went it comes to getting at bird seed lol. Those pics are hysterical!!

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  2. Your wreath is lovely. Those squirrels are serious about the bird feeders.

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  3. Super cute wreath..and darling thief at the bird house! ;D

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  4. lol he is too cute Brandie you did a great job on the wreath as well. They will be out of style by the time I work on mine lol I'm such a procrastinator.

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  5. Acrobatic little guy, isn't he? That's impressive.

    The wreath is gorgeous! I made one for Christmas and still have it up!

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  6. I love the wreath! Great job.

    OMG, that squirrel must've been a determined little guy! :) Great pictures of him. Thanks for sharing.

    Pam

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  7. Hi Brandi!

    Your wreath turned out so full and pretty! I like how you added the leaves. It sets yours apart from the others. Coffee filter wreaths remind me of hydrangeas.

    That second picture of the squirrel hanging from his legs is amazing! He deserves some bird seed after a stunt like that...LOL!

    Catch up with you soon! Hope you had a nice Mother's Day weekend! Hugs

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  8. WOW! This turned out gorgeous! It is so full and perfect!!!!!

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  9. Girl! That squirrel is brave! Too funny. All of the "nutty" animals congregate around your house for some reason :O)

    The wreath is absolutely beautiful. I would have never guessed that you used coffee filters. Such a neat idea. And the perfect addition to home decor. Loving it!

    Tyne

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  10. Love that wreath! I live under a rock, I've never seen one, but so neat.

    That squirrel should join the circus! LOL

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  11. Cute! It kinda reminds me of a dried hydrangea. I've never seen this around so I must live under the rock next to the Cow Pies lady!! Great work!
    Kelle
    xx

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  12. OH!!!! I love how your wreath came out!! It's adorable! I kinda wish I knew how to make a tiny tinny version of it, as I think it would make the cutest hair clip!!!! And that squirrel is too funny!

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  13. I love this wreath, it reminds me of a pompom. I love the color, as well. I stopped by from Show Me What....Give me a visit sometime.

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  14. That squirrel is hilarious!!!

    I love your wreath, I like it big and fat!!! Not that I'm calling your wreath fat.....you know what I mean!!

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  15. That is one acrobatic squirrel! How funny. Following you.

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  16. I've been wanting to make a coffee filter wreath. I esp like the natural ones. Yours is great!

    That squirrel is Mission Impossible indeed! ha ha

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  17. Love your wreath! I have yet to make one. I bought all the supplies over Christmas. :) That squirrel is so "nutty"!! Sorry I couldn't resist. :) I love watching them, they are pretty entertaining. :)
    I hope you are having a good week so far. :)
    Hugs!

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  18. Love the fullness of your wreath! So pretty! That little squirrel is funny. I used to have a squirrel feeder. Did you know they make those? I could sit and watch them for hours. Once a momma squirrel put her baby in our feeder. We didn't touch it. I was afraid he wasn't going to be able to get out but he finally managed to.
    Have a nice day!
    Tammy

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  19. love what you did with the coffee filter!
    so funny the squirel!
    that is so pretty!
    perfect photos! take care,
    Rosa

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  20. Love the wreath... Your post made me laugh today, what a funny little guy.

    Pattie

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  21. how cool!! I've never seen these. I made something similar for my wedding, but used squares of material...what a daunting task that was to cut those thingy's out...my finger hurt now just thinking about it..I'll have to look this project up and give it a go...great job!

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  22. Lovely wreath, very clever. But that squirrel, I love the photos!!!! Hugs and wishes for a day filled with Happy!

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  23. Wow, what an imagination Brandi, I just love the coffee filter wreath, such great color! That squirrel kills me, hahaha...such great pics! Thank you for your lovely visit honey, and for the lovely comments, I hope you had a nice mom's day too!
    Love
    FABBY

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  24. I love how big and full it is. Reminds me of a chrysanthemum!

    Squirrels are my nemesis. I tried to grow my own vegetables and they ate every single blossom off of of my plants!

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  25. LOVE the wreath creation! This is the first one like this to impress me!

    We have circus squirrels here too, but they like to eat other things besides bird seed....like the wood on our garage doors & the carpet on the front porch. Yes, they're cute, but only to a certain extent. IMO.

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  26. I love your wreath - it looks like a giant flower :)

    I'd love to see that outside my window. We don't have squirrels in Australia also we have similar looking marsupials. Too cute!

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  27. Love your wreath. It looks so full and lush. It is wonderful with the addition of the leaves. Great job. Yes, those squirrels can really be pests. Thanks for your gracious comments on the drape redo. I really appreciate it. Hugs, Marty

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  28. I'm in awe of your creative abilities to decorate!!

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  29. fabulous idea!! thanks for partying with whipperberry!
    kisses

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  30. Beautiful wreath! I love how full it is!

    lol! at the squirrel! We have a ton of squirrels here too. I don't have a bird feeder for that reason but I did read to coat it in vaseline to prevent squirrels from stealing the food. ?

    Have a great week, Brandi!

    Roeshel

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  31. BRANDI! I love that wreath! That would be neat for my room! Great Idea! Love you and keep doing what your doing. LOL @ Mr. Squirrel
    RyanG

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  32. My, that is one talented squirrell!


    I love the wreath! Everyone's turns out so differently. I love how "fluffy" yours is!



    Kelly

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  33. Your wreath is so full and beautiful! That must have taken a lot of coffee filters. Really nice, Brandi. Cute squirrel pics, too :)

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  34. I love the wreath! I saw it on TT&J and I think it's great with the leaves and the stained filters. Gorgeous!

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  35. This is fabulous!!! I love the color!
    Crazy little squirl :)
    XO
    Kristin

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  36. What a completely adorable wreath ~ I love it!

    Have a Happy Labor Day!

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  37. haha. That is definitely a cute but very hungry squirrel, eh. btw, love your wreath design. Lovely!

    Cheers,
    Cathy@embroidery digitizing

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  38. OMG!!! Brandi, I love that wreath,very creative and the touch of those leaves adds beauty...

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