Easy Coffee Filter Wreath
These days, you can create a wreath with anything! Paper coffee filters are no exception!
I've see pretty wreaths like this in boutique shops and such. I loved them; but not the price! I figured I could easily make something similar, and much more cost effective! Below, I'm going to show you how to make one in just a few easy steps!
You will need a wreath form of your choice, coffee filters, and a hot glue gun.
I used a cardboard wreath, I found at the Goodwill; along with free coffee filters from a thrift store.
I would suggest buying at least two packages for filters. You may need more, depending on the size of your wreath.
First thing you will need to do is fold the filter in half. I tried combining numerous filters together, and folding them; but found it easier to fold each one separately.
Once your filter is folded in half, fold it in a fan shape. This is done just like folding a paper fan.
This is what the top of your filter should look like, once folded in the fan shape.
once your filter is folded like a fan, bend the bottom end to the side, as pictured. This is where you will add your hot glue and attach to the wreath form.
I personally prefer to fold a batch of filters before gluing. Folding filters can be time consuming. I would suggest binge watching your favorite show while doing so! Lol
once you are ready to start gluing your filters on the frame, you will add hot glue to the folded tail.
once the hot glue is applied, you will place your filter on the wreath form, as shown. I like to start at the inside, and work out.
Once you have glued a few on, it's easy to see a pattern that may work best for you, as you apply the filters. I found it easiest to glue them down in threes. I placed a filter on the inside, one on the outside, then added one in the middle of the two.
Your wreath should look similar to this, as you continue to add the filters to the form.
once you have all your filters attached to the wreath frame, you may want to fluff it a bit. This is totally up to you! I found running my hand over the filters helped create a little volume. You can always pick at the filter tops as well.
your wreath may look completely different, once complete. Depending on the form you choose, your wreath may be much fuller. A few years ago, I completed another wreath, with a straw wreath form. The center was much more closed in, creating a much more fuller wreath. I have added a picture of it below. I used the same method, just different wreath form.
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Emmawilliams1 on Oct 12, 2022
Also meant to tell you I love the little white dress? you have displayed.... I have my baby son's kindergarten graduation robe and will display it as you have done with the beautiful wreaths..My baby is now 59 and was a Captain in the Marines..Thanks for the inspiration...Have the old weathered window also and some weathered shutters!!