How to Make a Coffee Filter Wreath

5 Materials
1 Hour

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I love decorating my home with white decor in the Winter. I figure if it's good for Mother Nature then it's good for me too! So I made this coffee filter wreath for my front door and I just love the contrast with the dark paint colors of the house.

This is a super simple project! All you need is a foam wreath form, coffee filters and a glue gun!

I used a 12 inch foam wreath, I actually would recommend using one slightly larger because the center of my wreath is very small. I would get a 14 inch one at the smallest.

I used about 250 coffee filters, it really depends on how big of a wreath form you get. But coffee filters can be as cheap as $1 for 200 so this wreath definitely won't break the bank.

You also need a pencil, just a traditional pencil with an eraser.

I used a pencil to place the coffee filters onto the foam form. If you try to do this with your fingers you will burn them! So please use a pencil, but beware there won't be much of an eraser left after this project.

Put the pencil into the center of the filter, and wrap the filter around the pencil. Put hot glue on the end and stick it onto the foam form. Make sure you use the eraser end and not the pointy end or it will break the filter.

Remove the pencil and repeat!

Keep working your way around the wreath, adding more filters.

Make sure you keep adding the filters right next to one another. It will get harder as the wreath gets fuller but it will make for a much fuller, prettier wreath.

Please be careful not to burn yourself on the hot glue. I did and it hurts!

It's as simple as that. I get so many compliments on this wreath, I am sure you will too!

If you like to take cues from nature for your decor then you might like my 9 Inexpensive Ways to Use Winter White in your Home Decor.

Please check back for my next project! And don't forget coffee filters on your next grocery trip!

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  • Gayle Gayle on Oct 12, 2020

    I tried to do this but my foam kept falling apart. What did I do wrong??


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