Sunday, September 30, 2012

Coffee Filter Wreath

This has to be my favorite project that I have finished so far!

Super cheap, super easy and I am in love with the finished result.

Remember the coffee filters that I tea stained the other day?

Well, it turns out that they take a really long time to dry, in fact, I became so tired of waiting for them, that I finally threw the filters in the dryer.

I know, I was surprised that I was impatient as well.
Who knew?

So here they are, all dried and ready to go. I can't tell you how much fun it was to play in these. It reminded me of playing in a pile of leaves, but less scratchy and noisy.

I cut a circle out of a piece of foam board that I got at the dollar store. Seriously, this project could not be cheaper.

I used a compass to draw my circle, but honestly, it didn't have to be perfect. the filters end up so fluffy that it didn't matter. I also taped off the inside of my circle with masking tape, just in case any peeked out between filters, I didn't want it to be glaringly white. 
Again, I think this was a completely unnecessary step.

Now you just start pinching the coffee filers in the center and using hot clue to attach them to the foam board. 

I immediately knew that I was going to love this.
The filters look like flowers.

So, yes, there was some finger burning going on. Sometimes it was a little difficult to get the filters exactly where I wanted them so...
Okay, not really, it goes back to my impatience and I try to move too fast and I burn myself. 

Are you ready to see the finished product!?

Isn't it beautiful? 
I am so in love with this. Plus the fact that it cost $2 to make, doesn't hurt.


  1. Ooooh that's pretty! What a great wreath for fall.

  2. Gave you a featured shout out! Thanks for linking! LOVD tidings, Lilly

    1. Thanks so much. I am totally in love with this wreath. I think I can make them in pretty colors for spring as well, just by using some food coloring. I'll bet that a rose color would look incredible.