Monday, July 26, 2010

Coffee Filter Frame

Coffee Filter Frame Tutorial
When I saw a coffee filter wreath for the first time yesterday (I know...where have I been...under a rock?) I just knew what I was going to do with that great idea.  My daughter just got engaged and had her engagement photos done and this next weekend we are having a gathering of friends and relatives to celebrate.

So far I have just made one wreath but I plan on making at least one other.  The photos are so good it was hard to chose which one to use.  Here are some of the photos I like.  There were 128 and I loved several but here are some I'll use for the party.  They were taken in San Francisco.  Wish I could show you ALL of them.

artistic engagement photo.  Brie and David Nesting
This one I will do with filters soaked in coffee to go with the black and white photo.

Engagement photos Brie and David Nesting
This is the one in the above wreath that I made today.  I used red food coloring to make "pink roses" to go with her pink top.

artistic engagement photo.  Brie and David Nesting Brie and David Nesting Engagement
There are some photos under the Golden Gate Bridge but I don't have those yet.

coloring coffee filters for wreath
 To make the frame I put coffee filters in a baking dish.  I don't use these anymore as I have a fancy espresso machine.  I soaked some in coffee and others in hot water with red food coloring and a little coffee.  I didn't want the red to be too pink or too red but a bit aged looking.  I let the soup brew for 1/2 hour and drained and baked at 250 degrees for about 40 minutes.  Then I folded them in quarters.



I cut a cardboard ring and hot-glued the filters to it.  Taped the photo on the back and voilĂ .  I'll get some ribbon to hang these with.  I also made huge Victorian tissue roses for the party.  Can't wait.  I know it will be fun.

Coffee Filter Engagement Party Frame
Here is one with both coffee stained filters and pink filters
  

Coffee Filter Fun
 This one is mostly coffee stained filters with a few pink.

I also made huge Victorian tissue roses for the party.  Can't wait.  I know it will be fun.

43 comments:

  1. They are so pretty and I love how you did a frame instead of a wreath. It such a perfect decoration for a bridal shower. The photos are AMAZING!!!

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  2. This is so cute! I've never seen them either. But then again, I miss a lot. Ha! Good idea to use them at the party.

    Great pictures too! Someone had a creative mind. I have a son who lives in SF. On Market St. I can see how it was hard to pick a few.
    Kelly

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  3. Great Idea. I love the photos too!

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  5. Beautiful! I wouldn't have thought about trying food coloring. Thanks for sharing! I hopped over from It's So Very Cheri's Linky Party:)

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  6. I love it...looks great. Fab pics, too! :)

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  7. What a great looking project! Love the color!

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  8. Of course you made this look fabulous. Who can make coffee filters look so fab??? YOU!

    I'm still working on bringing the bowl of popcorn so we can sit and chat outside.

    Take care,

    Lisa

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  9. Cute idea - I can see that it would make a pretty wreath too.

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  10. You are such a resourceful Lady, keep on going. Love your Posts

    xox Heidi

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  11. I love it. What a great idea! That would make a great wreath too.

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  12. That is so beautiful and lovely! How creative!

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  13. Wow I want to do that! So cute!

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  14. This is so adorable! I am going to try this weekend. HOw thrify!

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  15. This is pretty cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a nice comment. Glad you got your chargers from Ballard. I love mine! As far as a blogger convention for us Norcal gals, I'm not sure, although I'm considering having a luncheon in the Fall. I live in San Mateo and it's pretty central to everyone. I'll let you know.

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  16. What a great use for something so "everyday". I love that you made it into a picture frame! Beautiful.

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  17. This is so creative!! Love it!!! I am now following you thanks to Welcome Wednesday!It would be nice if you could share back the love on my blog ! Also if you need any help tweaking your blog or easy HTML tips, you know where to come! Happy Wednesday!

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  18. This is so lovely! I can't wait to see what you do for a WEDDING!! I hope you'll stop by my PRETTY PACKAGES PARTY next week and share some of your beautiful ideas! Pick up a button for a little reminder!
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com
    smiles!

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  19. I love that, so fun and simple!

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  20. Wait! I'm sure I commented on this...what the heck happened? I came to check in and see what you were up too...and was reading your other comments..and ..NO ME!

    I wrote ...something. It is so hard to try and recap when you lose something. I think I just said something about how "creative" and I really do love those candid photo's.
    I would love to see them cropped and brought closer so we can see their expressions! A really cute couple!

    I made flowers like that once, years ago and "spray painted" every single one of those things to cover a FLOAT for a high school homecoming parade! LOTS of work!

    You are such a good Mom to go to all that work! :)
    Have a wonderful time at the shower..and congratulations to your lovely daughter!
    Mona

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  21. This turned out very pretty! What a great idea!

    Thanks for linking up!

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  22. Just discovered your blog! Wow! I've spent over an hour reading back posts! My fav. is the beam you put in your living room! I've been thinking of doing something similar!

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  23. Neat-o Mosquito! How useful of resources! :)

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  24. I have seen these as wreaths but never thought to do it as a picture frame. Love it!

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  25. This is my first visit to you but I have just gone back over all your posts. Your blog is wonderful and I am following you! I would like to try that burlap tote bag with my daughter. We are trying to learn to sew on a machine this summer before she goes back to college. I haven't done it since Sister Mary Elizabeth tsk-tsked at the zipper I was installing during home ec in high school! Looking forward to many more interesting posts and beautiful pictures. Linda

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  26. Darling pictures - what a fun way to display them.

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  27. Your wreath is gorgeous! I'm sure it's a real party star. :O)

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  29. this wreath is just AWESOMENESS. Thanks for linking up to "AP Tuesdays!"

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  30. wow..that wreath turned out cute...you could even use it for Valentines Day! Thanks for the tutorial.

    Sylvia

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  31. What a great project....loving those pictures as well!
    xojanis

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  33. Great idea...I was just wondering how yellow would look!!!

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  34. This frame is awesome!! I really love how its round. TOO CUTE! And the photos on this post are perfect, very artistic.

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  35. your wreath is so beautiful!! I love the colors you chose... xoxo

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  36. I guess I've been under the same rock...I've not seen these either. Yours is so adorable. These would make great gifts too!

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  37. Wow, what a sweet idea, and such beautiful photos. Thanks for stopping by my blog, guess roses are a theme for you too!
    Thanks again, I will become a follower!

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  38. Congratulations to you and your daughter...what fun! I was a wedding planner in L.A. for 10+ years - I love weddings!

    Those photos are amazing! So stylish!

    The frame is just gorgeous. Some things are so pretty you cannot get enough of them.

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