I was given the creative challenge to create a #FallFrugalFun idea on behalf of Personal Capital. All ideas are mine.
So, I love coffee. I have no recollection of when exactly I started drinking coffee (college, probably) but I’m hooked. Would it shock you to learn that for each child I’ve had, an extra cup of coffee has been added to my list of daily (survival) needs?! So a “stroll” through the grocery (aka: more like a speedster with kids hanging off the cart) led me to grab a package of coffee filters for some #FallFrugalFun home decor.
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create a $2 coffee filter pumpkin
This is my first time ever doing something with coffee filters, outside of filling a machine! But now that I know how quick a coffee filter project can come together, I’m addicted. Clearly.
– Coffee filters (I picked up these for $1.99 at the grocery. This is the kind I used.)
– Craft acrylic paint (or food dye)
– Several sheets of newspaper
– Piece of tape
– Hot glue gun (or craft glue)
And while you’re stocking up on thrifty craft supplies, be sure to stop by Personal Capital software tools.
I followed a tutorial found here to dye the coffee filters using watered down craft paint. Beyond easy! I dyed orange, green and brown filters.
Fold the filter into a taco shape. Add some glue to the middle and fold in half. Add another dab of glue and fold it in half again. Make yourself a bunch of these!
Wad a few sheets of newspaper into a round shape and secure the ends together with a piece of tape.
I glued a couple flat filters to the bottom of the newspaper shape. I then began to glue the filter triangles onto the newspaper, spacing them out around the shape.
Once you’ve covered the newspaper, begin to gently separate each individual filter, fluff and scrunch them.
Stack a few brown filters together and roll into a cigar shape for the stem. Fold three green filters into triangles as leaves. Secure them all with glue.