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Coffee Filter Letters for the Dining Room

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I saw these letters on Pinterest last year and have been dying to make our own. I wanted some letters for the dining room but wanted to do something different besides EAT. I picked up some paper mache letters from Hobby Lobby. I used a coffee filter ruffle attachment (Video Tutorial is on my blog on how to create the ruffles)
You will need paper letters
Hot clue gun
Pencil
Coffee Filters
I spray painted the letters white so if I had missed a spot with the coffee filters the missing area wouldn't show as much.
Here is a close up of the ruffles. Once the glue dries you can spread them out a little bit to fill in more area.
This project did take me about 800 coffee filters to cover all 3 letters but these letters are big. Smaller letters won't take as long. Pull up your project and watch some TV as you glue them on.
See Full Tutorial Here:

To see more: http://www.thehankfulhouse.com/2014/09/pinterest-inspired-coffee-filter-letters.html

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  • Tikva Morrow
    Tikva Morrow
    on Sep 9, 2014

    Very cute! Such a fun decor idea!

  • Katrina Warren
    Katrina Warren Levelland, TX
    on Sep 9, 2014

    Too Cute!

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Sep 9, 2014

    Love!

  • Andrea Robinson
    Andrea Robinson Monroe, GA
    on Sep 9, 2014

    Very pretty! Regarding the tutorial - as another option, don't cut off the flat bottoms. If you invert it (with the pencil) until almost even with the ruffles, it will be fuller and more dimensional. You can even dip-dye the centers first to make them two-tone or ombre.

  • Mary Taylor
    Mary Taylor Fieldon, IL
    on Sep 9, 2014

    Do you know how to add what looks like water color to the coffee filters? I saw some awhile back and wondered how they ds

    • Mandy Hank
      Mandy Hank Chandler, AZ
      on Sep 10, 2014

      @Mary Taylor I have a stamp it ink pad for scrapbooking. You can skim it over the top- I almost thought about using it to brush some colors on the top.

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