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. Since the holiday season is coming up, I added red ornament “holly berries” to it.
If you have never made a wreath before, a coffee filter wreath is a good beginner level wreath craft. If you can use a glue gun, you can make this wreath.
Red ball ornaments look like holly berries, plus adds a bit of color and sparkle to the wreath.
Christmas decorating on a budget? This is the DIY holiday 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. A foam wreath will cost about $4 or less, if you shop with 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.
I re-purposed a foam wreath form from an old Halloween wreath I already had on hand. My wreath form pictured below is covered with black tape – your wreath does not need to be covered with tape.
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 where you need them. It’s really as simple as that.
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How To Make a Coffee Filter Wreath
Level: Beginner Time Needed: 1-2 hours
Materials and Tools Needed:
- White Coffee Filters (about 100-200)
- Smooth Foam Wreath Form (12-14 inch size)
- A marker or pen
- Hot Glue Gun
- Mini Red Ball Ornaments
- Optional: Length of Ribbon or String (for hanging)
- 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 mini red Christmas ball ornaments 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 my wreath directly on an over the door wreath hanger. Another option is to attach a length of ribbon to the back of the wreath for hanging. Make a loop out of the ribbon and attach it to the back of your wreath so you can slip it onto a Command hook or nail.
Check out another one of my favorite holiday crafts: DIY Advent Calendar. The Advent Calendar is a popular holiday tradition to help you celebrate the days leading up to Christmas. This DIY advent calendar uses numbered matchboxes, which can be filled with small candies, notes, pictures or trinkets.
Ellen Christian (@ellenblogs) says
Wow that’s beautiful. I never would have guessed it was made from coffee filters.
Thank you, Ellen. I felt the same way the first time I started seeing these wreaths. I don’t think anyone would ever know it was coffee filters unless I told them.
Jennifer Sikora says
That is absolutely stunning! I cannot believe that only took you around 2 hours to make.
Thanks, Jennifer! It is simple to make, really repetitive with gluing but it goes by pretty fast. 🙂
Mistee Dawn says
What a cute and creative idea! And it is so pretty! My daughter would love this!
Thank you so much, Mistee!
Mindy McGowan says
That is so beautiful, and I love how easy it is to make. I never would have known it was made out of coffee filters!
Thanks, Mindy! I couldn’t believe how easy it was to make. When I started, I thought – this is never going to turn out right. But it quickly starts looking better. 🙂