Styrofoam wreath ring
200 coffee filters
Dried flowers, silk leaves, and other floral pieces (all optional)
Hot glue (only for flowers)
Ribbon or other wreath hanger
Have you ever found a coffee filter craft that didn’t look childish? Okay, now that I’ve said that, I can think of a few coffee filter crafts that turn out well. Certain flowers, angels, and colored leaves, look good when made from coffee filters. But most coffee filter crafts turn out childish butterflies or cheap-looking snowflakes. There is one major exception, though, and that’s a coffee filter wreath. It is so stunning that you’ll want to take the best care of it. No matter what season that you make it for, you’ll want to display it year after year. It might not be costly but it certainly will look like it is!
A coffee filter wreath is a great one to make because it fits in with any season. Coffee filters can be purchased in white, and sometimes, beige or other colors. But you can also tint them and draw on them. That gives you many options for spring wreaths, holiday wreaths, and others.
Get the best deal that you can on coffee filters because you’re going to need a lot – about 200 or so. They should all be the same size; the larger the filter, the fluffier the wreath. Besides the filters you’ll need a Styrofoam wreath ring. A good place to buy the filters is a dollar-theme store; the ring can be found at a craft or a discount department store.
Although it takes a good bit of time to make a coffee filter wreath, the actual work is very simple. First, fold a filter in half. In the center, hold the fold between finger and thumb, make a circle around the bottom of the filter with your other finger and thumb, and bring them up to top edge of the filter. As you do that, the filter will collapse, and make something of a petal shape. Where you were holding the coffee filter, flatten that area, and glue it to the wreath.
You’ll have the best luck making the coffee filter wreath if you start gluing filters inside the inner ring, and work your way out to the face of the ring, and then to the outside area of the ring. Tightly pack the coffee filters together so that you can’t see the form between them. If you can see the form you should add more filters.
Add whatever embellishments that you want, such as dried flowers, silk leaves, feathers, and other floral pieces. When you love the design, hang the wreath up on your front door, and start making another for the following season!