How To Make A Basketball Coffee Filter Wreath
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As a family that lives in the metro Atlanta area, not only are we crazy about NCAA® March Madness, but we are undoubtedly huge fans of Coca-Cola. I mean… we are just 40 minutes from the Coca-Cola factory and let me tell you, that is one place you must visit if you are ever in the Atlanta area! The one thing that I discovered there is that Coca-Cola has far more flavors than I could have ever imagined and I had the opportunity to try many of them. Some I loved, some were OK and others were really not my cup of tea! The great thing about Coca-Cola is that they have these very convenient Coca-Cola NCAA® Final Four Packs available at Walmart. Grab several of these for a family game day gathering and you allow everyone the opportunity to try out new flavors. We recently discovered a really fun and simple craft to enhance our excitement for NCAA® March Madness. So let’s take a moment to show you how to make a basketball coffee filter wreath, because this is officially my new favorite craft and I am quite addicted to creating them now!
- Coffee Filters
- Orange Food Coloring
- Orange Paint
- Black Paint
- Screw Driver
The first thing you are going to want to do is dye your coffee filters because this step will take you the longest. Take a bowl of water and place several drops of orange food coloring in it, I didn’t have orange on hand so I simply mixed some yellow and red dye to get the orange. Then you will place the stack of coffee filters in the bowl, allowing it to absorb the color up on its own, this will give it a very attractive ombre look. Once the stack of coffee filters is done you will have to wait for them to dry. I took mine and separated them, lye them all over my back deck in the sun and they dried up in just a few minutes. Once they are dry, gather your coffee filters and put them in a stack and apply orange paint on the edges.
Next you are going to want to do it take a large pot (size depending on how big you want your wreath) and trace it on a piece of cardboard. Cut your cardboard out and draw the black lines as they would appear on a basketball. Start twisting/twirling the bottoms of your coffee filters, so they resemble a flower and the end is small enough to poke through the holes. Using a screw driver to poke holes through the cardboard is your next step, I suggest doing this as you go! For the black lines I just used plain white coffee filters and painted the edges black, very simple! Now all you have to do is fill in the wreath and you are done, the results are fantastic and you would never know this is simply a bunch of coffee filters stuffed in cardboard!
There are defiantly many steps to this craft where children will need assistance and to be supervised… but that’s what makes it such a fun family craft! If the kids are getting bored over the adults excitement of NCAA® March Madness, simply gather around and get them involved with this fun craft. It’s also a great opportunity to allow everyone to test out those great flavors found in the Coca-Cola NCAA® Final Four Packs!
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I really enjoyed sharing my NCAA® March Madness traditions with you and would love to hear about yours! Leave a comment sharing your family traditions.
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