DIY Coffee Filter Angel Wings

Decorating kitchen walls can be tough. I’m not a huge fan of store bought decor anyway but the “kitchen themed” stuff really turns me off.  If you follow me you know, I love wings and I’ve told you how I have them in almost every room of my home. They would be in every room but I can’t seem to get my boys on board for wings in their rooms. Anyway, when I started decorating my freshly painted kitchen walls, I immediately thought of these neglected plastic wings I picked up on clearance last year from Oriental Trading Company!

angel wingsThey spoke to me from the Halloween Clearance Section, “You can make me special!” I ordered them and had good intentions of covering them in vintage paper but they’ve hung naked in my closet since they arrived. When I decided to hang them in the kitchen I ditched the vintage paper idea and went straight for the coffee filters! I’ve crafted many things with coffee filters over the years … lamp shades, hanging lights, and simple things like this wreath. I always love the depth they bring and thought coffee filters were more fitting for a kitchen ;)

I started by removing the strings that held the wings together.

DIY Coffee Filter Angel Wings by A to Z Custom Creations

Starting at the bottom, I began layering and hot gluing folded coffee filters to the wings. I used a low setting because the plastic was pretty thin.

DIY Coffee Filter Angel Wings by A to Z Custom Creations

DIY Coffee Filter Angel Wings by A to Z Custom Creations

DIY Coffee Filter Angel Wings by A to Z Custom Creations

DIY Coffee Filter Angel Wings by A to Z Custom Creations

Once I got the bottom portion covered I added an extra fold and began layering those.DIY Coffee Filter Angel Wings by A to Z Custom Creations

DIY Coffee Filter Angel Wings by A to Z Custom Creations

Once the bottom portion of the wings {with the long feathers} was covered I went to this fold for the top. It’s just folded twice, once long ways then in half again. DIY Coffee Filter Angel Wings by A to Z Custom Creations

The process moves along really quickly if you fold several ahead of time. This is where kids or crafting buddies come in handy!
DIY Coffee Filter Angel Wings by A to Z Custom Creations

I simply followed the direction of the plastic feathers and covered the entire area. From there it was just a matter of layering and filling spaces until I reached the fluffy goodness I had in mind.DIY Coffee Filter Angel Wings by A to Z Custom Creations

DIY Coffee Filter Angel Wings by A to Z Custom CreationsI used the grommet hole on the inside of each wing and poked a hole on the opposite side to hang them. A little twine was all that was needed as they are still super light. I chose to hang mine from my rusty, vintage bread racks. They’d be epic hanging alone too though. The entire project cost me less than $15! Now, Oriental Trading no longer carries the wings but you can find them here on Amazon. They’re $22 but trust me, the finished project (costing less than $25) is well worth it! The shape of the plastic wings adds dimension you just cant get by gluing the filters to something flat, like cardboard!

DIY Coffee Filter Angel Wings by A to Z Custom Creations

DIY Coffee Filter Angel Wings by A to Z Custom Creations

I love them with my whole heart! Hope you enjoyed that quick tutorial! If you make them for yourself, share them with me! I love to see the uniqueness of handcrafted decor! Make something beautiful today!

Smooches!

 

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  1. How fluffy and soft and beautiful! :-)

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