Coffee Filter Christmas Trees

All Within the Home
by All Within the Home
3 Materials
30 Minutes

With inflation these days, are you looking for a way to decorate for Christmas without breaking your bank? Or do have a big event coming that you need to decorate for and looking for a cheap but elegant centerpieces? - that is what I am doing. You can make these cute coffee filter Christmas trees for about $1. Come check it out!

Only thing you need for this project is white poster board. I got mine at Walmart for $.97 I splurged for the heavier duty thickness since it was going to be my base, I didn't want it flopping around. You can opt for the thinner poster board that runs for $.48 a sheet.

You also need coffee filters, and two sizes for white cupcake liners and scotch tape (not pictured).

You can make these trees any size. I made one big one by rolling my poster board into a cone shape and taping it to hold it in place.

On the back I did have to piece it together to close the gap in the back. Use some scissors and cut around the bottom to make sure it will sit flat.

Next, get your coffee filters and cut out the bottom and fold it make it a half circle.

Start at the bottom and start taping the filters around the bottom.

Layer the filters and add cupcake liners (same thing, cut out the bottom and create a half circle) to add different layers and texture since the cupcake liners are tighter folds.

It doesn't look pretty until the end so keep going, layering and making sure you cover up the tape.

That is it. Pretty easy, right? The large tree took me maybe 30 minutes

I am dreaming of a white Christmas even though its only October. I know, I know I gotta get through Halloween and Thanksgiving first but its never too early to think about Christmas.

I made different sizes. You can make two smaller trees from one poster board by cutting the poster board in half then twist it up to make your cone shape. I am planning on making a bunch of these for a church Christmas party I am in charge of this year. I'll add some twinkle lights, candles, and some wood cut logs for texture - can you picture it? If you have a Christmas party coming up, winter wedding, or just want to jazz up the mantel or dinner table, make these cute trees for about a dollar each so you can stretch those dollars a little further this holiday season.

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  • Jchadwick56 Jchadwick56 on Nov 19, 2023

    Could you staple the rows??

  • Atrout Atrout on Nov 19, 2023

    Could you lightly from a distance spray paint them

  • Liz Liz on Nov 19, 2023

    Can you use all the same sizes of coffee filters so the tree would be more uniform in shape and looks?

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  • Dsl50569923 Dsl50569923 on Nov 19, 2023

    not a question. Wet a coffee filter and wipe off dead bugs on the front of your car. then go over to with a towel. also take tar off on the side behind your wheels.

  • Paula Paula on Nov 20, 2023

    Beyond cute!