Can you say "procrastination"? I'm an expert.
With the kids down for nap, I gathered the materials I had purchased earlier in the morning:
I found A LOT of tutorials around the web for coffee filter wreaths. And I picked and chose from the several I read to make up my own version.
I started with a straw wreath form, but I left it wrapped in the plastic cover. I had read about this on a tutorial from The Nester. The plastic wrap provided a nice even surface to attach the coffee filters.
Jones Design Company. I was worried that if the coffee filters didn't completely cover, I didn't want the straw/plastic to show through.
This is about as far as I made it with that method. It was just too hard to keep the filter folded up, standing up, and attached. So I stopped cutting, and just folded that little end piece over, and using that to glue the filter to the wreath.
Here you can see my little flaps glue down. Despite having that little flap to adhere...I still burned my fingers on almost ALL 200 filters. Ouch.
...200 coffee filters later!
I simply tied a brown satin ribbon around the wreath (you could attach with hot glue or pins) and tied the ribbon around my curtain rod in the dining room.