Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Fall Centerpiece tutorial (also, garland)

Last week I made this Fall centerpiece, and I loved the way it looked on my table with candles and fruit around it. 

What you need:
Needle and thread
Coffee filters (I used brown, you could also use white for a more wintery one)

Thread the needle and knot the two ends together. 
Pinch the center of the coffee filter. It should form a triangle in the center, but be careful not to press or crease the whole thing. (See below)

For efficiency, you can layer 2 or 3 "ruffled" filters for efficiency. Pierce the needle through the corner. For the first ruffles, you'll need to knot the thread around so the filters don't slip off. Continue threading ruffled coffee filters until it's the length you want. If you squish them too close together, you'll have a really full, short centerpiece. If you space them a bit, like I did, you'll have a longer one. 

I liked the look so much that I want to go buy more coffee filters and make a garland out of it. I thought it would look so pretty scalloped in my windows! 

Now link up your own fall crafts, decorations, and recipes! Link up as many as you want, as long as they fall in those categories, belong to you, and as long as you are a follower of my blog!


  1. great idea. i have so many coffee filtres from other projects this is a great idea!

  2. great tutorial, thank you!

  3. What pretty garland! It would look beautiful along a mantel or other Thanksgiving themed space. Your tutorial was also a really great walk through, so thanks!

    I wanted to invite you to share your project on my blog, Confetti Diaries, link party this week. I know my readers would love such great inspiration and instruction. Hope you'll join us!

  4. What a fantastic (and frugal) idea!! LOVE!!

    Thanks for partying with us at Keep Calm & Link Up last week! Our party is starting a tad later this Thursday evening at 9 PM EST! Come join us when you get a chance sometime this weekend...can't wait to see what you've been working on.
    xo, Meredith @


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