Last week at the commissary I happened to be in the coffee aisle (I say happened, because we don't drink it so I never go down that aisle) and saw the coffee filters on the shelf. I've seen them used in cute crafty endeavors all across blogland and they're CHEAP, so I threw both a large package of brown and white filters in my cart and knew I could figure out what to do with them later.Later in the week I came across this Coffee Filter Ruffled Heart Box Wreath with a fabulous video tutorial over at the House of 3 blog and I knew just what do with my coffee filters! I had some empty candy boxes in my Valentine decor so I used the bottom of one box as the base for my wreath. I followed Rhonda's tutorial pretty closely, except I didn't do the altered chandelier crystal and the piece I stuck on the front is different. For that I used a doily and an image cut out of Victoria magazine that I have been hanging onto for probably 15 years--no lie! Pack-rattery at its finest.
Now that my wreath is finished, I honestly can't say that I love it. In fact, it may not even make the cut to be held over until next year's Valentine decorations. However, it was nearly free (I might have used 50¢ worth of coffee filters; only a small portion of the package) and it provided several hours of mindless crafting enjoyment, so I'm counting it as a WIN.
Oh, and Valentine's Day around here was delightful! Major Hottie simply outdid himself this year: beautiful flowers, a sweet card, a handful of my favorite British candy bars, and he signed us up for DANCE LESSONS (shut up, I know)--did I win the lottery or what? He's amazing. Also, my cute brother proposed to his Lovely Girl atop the Empire State building and she said YES! I couldn't be happier for them and I'm so excited to have her as a sister-in-law. Good stuff, I tell you, good stuff indeed.