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Thread: Almost Chrsitmas time

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    Almost Chrsitmas time

    I received this link in an email today and I thought I'd pass it on. A quick and easy wreath for Christmas using just a styrofoam ring and coffee filters.

    http://www.recapturedcharm.com/2011/...as-wreath.html

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    Thanks, I think this is a great idea. I use to love making wreaths with silk flowers, etc. I gave it up as I could only use so many wreaths, same with silk flower arrangements. Now I only want to make quilts.
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    Very pretty!
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    Fun ideas....thanks for the link!

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    I never would have thought that could be so lovely. Really pretty and EASY
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    Very pretty thanks for the link. I think I may make one for my house
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    I have not made one with the coffee filters...but I have made several with small fabric pieces. Made them for different holidays. One I made for my mother was a flag look... I wish I had took pictures way back then.
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    That's really pretty. I bet one using the unbleached coffee filters in tan would be lovely for a fall wreath...add a few silk leaves and acorns.

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    Great lesson! thanks for sharing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacup View Post
    That's really pretty. I bet one using the unbleached coffee filters in tan would be lovely for a fall wreath...add a few silk leaves and acorns.

    Great idea. I wouldn't have thought of that but you can get two seasons of use out of it, thanks.

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    Great idea and she has several other things on her blog that are easy peasy to make out of repurposed items....Thank-you for sharing this Roberta!....I pinned it to pinterest and have had several re-pin so it is interesting to others too!
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    Roberta, How lovely. I had to laugh. I bought a box of 1000 restaurant coffee filters to use as stabilizer with my new embroidery machine, before I learned that it was not a good idea to use coffee filters, although I don't know why, they worked just fine. I hadn't learned about the terribly expensive stabilizers yet, and all the many kinds you must have.
    Anyway, I am happy to find a use for some of them and I think that wreath is beautiful! Appreciate ya.
    Best Wishes

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    Thanks for sharing. That would be a good project for a rainy day.

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    Does anyone remember back in the late 50's or early 60' making little decorative Christmas trees using a tube from waxed paper, netting that was gathered and tied around the tube, going from larger at the bottom to smaller at the top? Then we would sew on tiny little Christmas bulbs. They were so much fun to make and I remember them being quite attractive at the time.
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    Sending this one to my mothers nursing home activities director.

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