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It is fall! We have hit November and I am all about Thanksgiving and hopefully much cooler weather here in San Diego. Either way, I am knee deep in holiday prep which includes a lot of decorating and cleaning- I am sure you can relate! I have developed a cleaning routine for the holidays but I like to break it up with some decorating and today I put together a fun coffee filter wreath that I don’t think you have seen before and I have my top tips for last minute guests! Let’s get started!
We can start with the wreath and all I needed for that was a piece of cardboard (or you could grab a wreath form), some brown coffee filters, a stapler, scissors and a hot glue gun.
I started by simply folding the coffee filter in half.
Then in half again.
And then I started rolling it up from the folded side to the smaller side.
Lastly, all I had to do was add a staple in the bottom!
To give the wreath a little bit of texture, I made a few cuts in the top down about half way. Then I used my fingers to fluff these up a bit. It is kind of a corn husk effect in a way but it is certainly a new spin on a coffee filter wreath that I haven’t seen and I think is fun!
All that was left to do at this point was glue them in layers all around the wreath. It comes together pretty quickly, the perfect activity for weeknight primetime television.
But, I like to be honest with you all so I thought I would share a secret with you… my house isn’t always company ready. GASP! I know, but it is true, sometimes I get those calls from friends and I need to get my home together in 15 minutes or less and I have to prioritize and wreaths play part in this plan. When I have to choose only a few places to clean I generally go with the porch and the bathroom… why? Well, when guests come to the door, they are standing for a few moments to notice things, like hopefully my new wreath! The other place where they are waiting for a few moments and may find themselves looking around? You guessed it! The bathroom! That is why as soon as I get the call, I grab my favorite quick cleaning tools!
I walk right over my cleaning cupboard and I grab my Scrubbing Bubbles® Toilet Cleaning Gel, Disinfectant Scrubbing Bubbles® Bathroom Cleaner and Windex® Original Glass Cleaner. With these three items it is easy to ensure that my bathroom is sparkling in no time and ready for company!
I also love that I can stock up on them at great prices on my weekly Walmart trips and they are all conveniently located near each other!
I can clean the mirrors, toilet and tub quickly right when I get the call, sweep the porch and center my wreath and grab anything up off the floor and I am ready to go!
Plus, there is a great TPG rebate offer for $5 off photos with purchase and you know this is the time of year we take the most photos! Make sure you check out more Thanksgathering ideas HERE and let me know in the comments your favorite last minute cleaning tips!