How do you like my coffee filter drum shade?
This is what 1000 coffee filters looks like. That’s not a typo - yes, one thousand. It’s a good thing coffee filters are cheap!
Y’all remember my chandelier, don’t you? It's been through many transformations - dangly vellum circles, draped in sparkley & shiny beads, and finally burlap. I think burlap has won the longevity award. I did that one over two years ago.
To make the burlap shade I constructed a drum shape out of chicken wire. The burlap is a tube of fabric I slipped over the wire. It’s worked fine, but I was ready for a change. Why not coffee filters?
It’s quite simple, just take the 4 cup size coffee filter, pinch in the middle, then pull through the holes in the chicken wire. I had a pack of 200. After using up that first pack only a small portion of the shade was covered. I did some quick calculations and estimated that I’d need about 800 more. That didn’t seem possible, but I bought 4 more packs. At $1.18 per pack, I couldn’t complain too much.
It turned into a family affair. We all scrunched up coffee filters and took turns inserting them into the shade. Finally, by Sunday night we were done (I started it off on Friday night).
It’s a fun change for now, until I get some other crazy idea I want to try out. The only problem is that every time I look at it I want coconut cake!!