Need a Fall Wreath That is Inexpensive to Make?

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There are so many materials that you can use to make a Fall wreath. Some of them can be quite expensive by the time you purchase all the additional supplies. However, coffee filters are inexpensive and if you are like me, you like changing out your wreath often.
I will show you how to make this coffee filter wreath that you can then change to meet your decor.
Step 1: Start with a base. I am using a straw wreath that i purchased at a garage sale for 25 cents. I see them often at garage sales and buy them for wreath making.
Step 2: Purchase a package of coffee filters. I bought these natural coffee filters since they were already tan and I didn't have to tea stain them. You could also use white ones for a different look. These filters were around $2.
Step 3: Separate your filters. Take one of the filters and gather it while holding the bottom.
Step 4: Attach the filter to the wreath. Place some hot glue on the wreath and add the filter. Be careful of the hot glue. I burn myself on a regular basis.
Step 5: Continue gathering filters and attaching them to the base. I did some filters differently. I pushed up the bottom so that it made a center for the filter and attached it. This created smaller flowers. I liked the two sizes and the look it created.
Step 6: Add a ribbon to the wreath before finishing attaching all the coffee filters. I just tied it around until later.
When all the filters were attached, I used some black mesh that I purchased at the Dollar Tree.
Step 7: I cut the mesh into squares and "scrunched them up and then hot glued them between the coffee filters.
Step 8: Now it was time to make and attach the bow. I cut the remaining ribbon to make a hanger so I could hang it.
Stop by my blog to find out additional details and information on making this coffee filter wreath.

Suggested materials:

  • Straw wreath  (Craft store)
  • Natural coffee filters  (Grocery store)
  • Ribbon/ Black mesh  (Dollar Tree)

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Have a question about this project?

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  • Wendy
    on Oct 6, 2016

    I don't think you could put it outside. The filters would get ruined if it rained, wouldn't they?

    • Teresa
      on Oct 16, 2017

      Jennifer Neal you should be able to purchase the spray at Wal Mart.
  • Dl.5660408
    on Oct 6, 2016

    How big is the straw wreath that you used. The filter flowers are so beautiful, they remind me of wood "roses"

  • Nat
    on Oct 7, 2016

    hot glue hurts. put band aids or moleskin on parts of hand that will be likely to come into contact with hot glue or use small needle nose pliers to help attach stuff. it really helps

    • Eclectic Red Barn
      on Nov 2, 2016

      I love all the answers to help with hot glue. I even have aloe vera plants in my yard. Thanks for all the great tips.

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  • Jackie
    on Nov 5, 2016

    I didn't use glue. I used common pins. (a thimble would be good to use also) and that way you can reuse the pins when the wreath gets old or out of use.

  • Jackie
    on Nov 6, 2016

    Yes and you can make one quickly. No waiting for glue to dry.

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