When Laura of Laura Kelly Designs got a Keurig coffee maker, it made the stack of coffee filters in her cupboard obsolete. Instead of throwing them away, she made a garland in shades of green–perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!
The first step in making this pretty garland was to change the coffee filters from their original white state into a green one. Laura used Rit dye in two shades of green (apple and dark) for this. She made simple dye baths and dipped the filters into them, then let the filters drip and dry. While the filters were drying, Laura cut shamrocks from glittery green scrapbook paper and circles of black and white newspaper. Once the green coffee filters were ready to use, she layered them together with the newspaper circles, flattened cupcake liners, shamrocks, and buttons, stitching through the buttons with a needle and thread to hold everything together before tying them onto a long ribbon. What a pretty garland! With different colors of dye and paper, you could easily make these for other holidays, as well.
Visit Laura Kelly Designs to get all the details on how she put together this garland from unused coffee filters.