Make a Coffee Filter Wreath for $5! | DIY beautify

Make a Coffee Filter Wreath for $5! | DIY beautify

An hour or two is all it takes to make this stunning wreath from coffee filters! The finished wreath is full and lush and resembles rose petals!

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Here at DIY beautify, my goal is to create stunning home decor on a dime! As the holidays are creeping up on us, I’ve been feeling the pressure to get going with my holiday crafting.

Now, I’ve got to be honest with you…before I joined the wonderful world of blogging, I waited until after December 1st before breaking out the holiday crafts and decor. But times have changed!

One craft I’ve drooled over for awhile now, but had yet to make, is a white coffee filter wreath. So last week on my day off, I finally sat down with all the supplies and got to work.

This wreath is so easy, and requires just 3 supplies!

I think you’ll agree that it is a stunning wreath. No one will ever guess that you made it so cheaply (about $5) – or with coffee filters!

The kicker is that a coffee filter wreath does take some time to accomplish. You’ll need about 1-1/2 – 2 hours to make this wreath. So just make a full pot of coffee, and think of this as therapy!

Supplies needed:

  • wreath base (I used a 12″ straw wreath form) You can buy one for right around $2.00 if you use a 40% coupon at Michaels
  • hot glue gun and lots of glue sticks (I’m assuming you already have these and didn’t include them in the cost to make the wreath)
  • 1-2 pkgs white coffee filters (the basket style like these that come 200/pkg) You can save some money by buying them at the dollar store, although you only get 150/pkg. You could get away with one package, but I made my wreath super full and found I had to dip into the second package so save yourself the hassle and buy two!

If you shop smart, you should easily be able to make this wreath for $5! Use a coupon for the wreath form and buy your coffee filters at the dollar store (that’s about $4.00).

If you need extra glue sticks, you can purchase those at the dollar store as well.


Steps to Make a Coffee Filter Wreath:

1. Fold a coffee filter in half

2. Loosely roll it up, keeping the ruffled edges even

3. Bend the bottom

4. Glue it to wreath form

5. Repeat – a lot!

It’s so much easier to just show you!

prep filters

I found it helped to prep the coffee filters and have a little stack of ‘florets’ ready to go.

prep filters

I started gluing the coffee filters to the inside edge of my wreath form, and worked my way around to the outside edge.

Leave the back of the wreath empty, it will make hanging easier.

glue filters to wreath base

This is what it will look like when the inside edge is complete.

You’ll achieve the best results if you glue the filters really close together.

add filters

Now only about 150 more coffee filters to go!

coffee filter wreath

I found as I got closer to the outside edge that I had some excess flaps of filter after gluing them down, so i just gave those a little trim with my scissors.

close up

Almost done!

At this point I was eager to be finished, but that outside edge took the longest (it does have the largest surface area after all!)

fill in all the spots

Finished! Doesn’t it look flower-like, with a mass of tight ruffly petals?

ruffled petals Using the tip I share in this short video, I hung the wreath on my white hutch, using some fishing line. It’s almost invisible!

coffee filter wreath It’s official…coffee filter wreaths are the bomb! Can you imagine this is another color? It would probably take some work, but dyed coffee filters would make a stunning wreath!

I’m loving the white; it’s perfect for a snowy Christmas, but would be beautiful to use year round.

I would love to know if you make this coffee filter wreath! Come back and leave me a note in the comments.

I’ve also got a tutorial for a coffee filter tree, you can find that here. It’s beautiful and surprisingly sturdy!

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