I’m a wreath person. I love to decorate my home inside and out with wreaths year-round. When coffee filter wreath tutorials started popping up on Pinterest, I filed the idea away on my mental “Crafts I Want To Make One Day” list. It has taken me a couple of years to get around to doing it, but I am so glad I finally did it. Coffee wreaths are simple to make and they turn out beautifully.
If you have never made a wreath before, a coffee filter wreath is a good beginner level wreath because 1) it’s easy and 2) it’s cheap to make. I added Christmas ornaments to the wreath to (hopefully) look like holly berries. It adds a little bit of holiday color and sparkle to the wreath.
Christmas decorating on a budget? This is the wreath for you. A package of coffee filters is inexpensive (a package of 400 costs about $2 and should make at least 2 wreaths.) You will need to have a hot glue gun. I bought a $3 hot glue gun about 5 years ago and it’s still going strong. The 12 inch foam wreath will cost about $4 or less, if you use craft store coupons.*
*How to Make a Budget-Friendly Foam Wreath Form: It’s easy to make your own foam wreath forms using inexpensive foam pool noodles from the Dollar Store. Simply cut the pool noodle to size, and Duck Tape the ends together to form a circle.
This Holly Berry Coffee Filter Wreath cost me $3 to make.
I repurposed a foam wreath form from an old Halloween wreath. (That is why my wreath form is covered with black tape – your wreath does not need to be covered with tape.) I paid $2 for coffee filters and $1 at the Dollar Store for a package of red ball Christmas ornaments. Total spent: $3.
The neat thing is that once Christmas is over, I can use scissors to cut the “berries” off and use it as a shabby chic white wreath. If the wreath needs a “repair,” just glue on more coffee filters. It’s really as simple as that.
How To Make a Coffee Filter Wreath
Level: Beginner Time Needed: 1-2 hours
Materials and Tools Needed:
- White Coffee Filters (about 100-200)
- Foam Wreath Form (12 inch size)
- A marker
- Hot Glue Gun
- Red Ball Ornaments (optional)
- Separate the coffee filters. You will be gluing them one at a time to the foam wreath form.
- Take a single coffee filter and wrap it around a marker (or pen). Add a dab of hot glue to the center of the coffee filter, at the point of the marker. Attach the coffee filters to the wreath form at the outer edge and work inwards. Note: You will want your wreath to be able to hang flat, so do not attach coffee filters on the back of the wreath form.
- Repeat Step 2, attaching coffee filters close together so that they completely cover the wreath form. Move around the wreath, attaching coffee filters until the wreath is done. If you see a “hole” that needs to be filled, simply glue on another coffee filter. Your wreath is now finished, beautiful and ready to hang! OR you can move on to Step 4 if you want to add ornaments.
- Hot glue ornaments to the coffee filters on the wreath. I used small red Christmas balls and attached them to the coffee filter wreath in groups of three.
Once you are finished with your wreath, it is ready to hang! I hung mine directly on a wreath hanger. Another option is to attach a ribbon for hanging.
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