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DIY Coffee Filter Wreath


I've seen these in passing on Pinterest a few times, but I recently saw a woman on a facebook page I'm part of share her version of the coffee filter wreath, so I was inspired to try it for myself! I had a big package of coffee filters that I didn't need anymore since my coffee pot has a built in filter and I had a little straw wreath laying around that I'd been meaning to use. I also had some hot glue already, so I figured - I have all the materials, I might as well try it! When I was halfway done making it I thought it looked horrible, but I kept going and it turned out super cute!

What You'll Need:

  • A hot glue gun & glue sticks. I already had a glue gun, but I don't think it would be very expensive and it's something you'd get a lot of use out of.
  • Some sort of wreath. I think I got this really cheap from a thrift store once, but they definitely sell these at places like Michael's.
  • Coffee filters. I had a big package with only a few missing and I didn't use all of them, but it depends on how big your wreath is (mine was pretty small).

How to Make it:

Fold a single coffee filter in half. Loosely roll it and then fold the pointed end a little bit so there's a flat surface to glue onto the wreath.

I went ahead and made big piles at a time. Then I'd glue the whole pile onto my wreath and go back and make another pile. I glued them on kind of in rows, starting with the inside of the wreath. If they end up looking uneven or like the hole in your wreath gets too filled in, it's super easy to just trim the filters. Keep going until you've covered the whole front of the wreath. There's no need to do the back side since it won't be showing. I think it'd be more difficult to hang if you put the filters on the back anyway.

When it came to hanging it on the wall, I decided I didn't really want there to be a ribbon or anything showing. I might change my mind in the future, but for now I just cut a small piece of twine, tied it into a loop, and hot glued it onto the back of my wreath. Then I just put a thumb tack into the wall (my favorite lazy way of hanging things!) and hung the wreath on that. I love the way it looks in our (newly furnished) guest room above the adorable white metal bed frame.

Hope this little tutorial was helpful! If you need more tips or a more in depth description of how to make this, check out this post at DIY Beautify! This is what I went off of to make mine and it explains it in a simple and easy to understand way. Let me know if any of you make of one these for yourselves & if you have any pointers on the process!