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A DIY Coffee Filter Christmas Tree to Brighten Your Holiday Decor

Welcome to the Christmas DIY Blog Hop! I am so excited to be joining 9 other amazing bloggers to share a Christmas DIY with you. If you are here from Roots and Boots welcome to At Lane and High! Today I will be sharing my DIY Coffee Filter Christmas Tree!

My entry table with a Santa, coffee filter Christmas tree and a plant.

My kids are grown now but I still love doing crafts. They join in when they are around. I had already done this coffee filter wreath a few years ago and I love how it turned out, so I thought why not try it on a foam cone and create a Christmas tree out of coffee filters!

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Coffee Filter Christmas Tree

This is a super easy and fun craft you can do for Christmas. You only need a few materials and you could even do this while watching a Hallmark Christmas Movie!

Here are the materials you need for this project:

I linked all the materials so you can easily pick them up from Amazon and have them delivered to your door. I just love Amazon!

The supplies you need to make a coffee filter Christmas tree.

How to make the Coffee Filter Tree

Heat up your glue gun. I usually like to put it on a magazine to catch any drips. I forgot to do it this time and had to scrape glue off the table, not fun.

Next you need to take the coffee filter and put the pencil inside then collect the rest of the filter and scrunch it around the pencil.

Adding the first filter to the foam by putting the pencil in the center.

Add hot glue to the tip and carefully press it onto the base of the styrofoam cone.

Basically this is just rinse and repeat. Keep working your way around and around the cone until you reach the top.

About one third of the way up the cone adding the filters.
About three quarters of the way up adding the filters.

Additional Tips

One thing I will let you know that I did was I put the filters too close together at the top. There wasn’t enough room for the ruffled part and a few of the filters basically got pushed out. You don’t need to glue them right next to each other, you can have a little space in there to give the ruffles room.

If you feel like your filters are a little uneven, you can give them a little trim to even them out.

Trimming long filters with a pair of scissors.
A Santa next to the coffee filter Christmas tree.

Also, when I finished my coffee filter Christmas tree I felt like it was missing something. It needed something at the top so I added a star.

I used my Cricut and cut out two stars from cardstock, I happened to have some glittery silver leftover from another project. And I used a stick from my daughter’s cake pop stuff, it’s all about being resourceful!

Materials needed to make a star.

Then all you need to do is glue them together and poke the stick down into the top of the foam and ta-da! You have a star at the top of the tree.

The finished star.

Now I have a tree that looks like a Christmas tree and will go great with my decor.

The Finished Coffee Filter Christmas Tree

Here it is all finished with it’s new star attached. I did this in under an hour. It’s really big too, if you want to make a smaller one just use a smaller foam cone. It will also take less filters and less time if you make a smaller one.

The final product, the coffee filter Christmas tree with a silver star on top.
A close up of the coffee filter Christmas tree with a silver star on top.
Coffee Filter Christmas Tree pin for Pinterest.

I hope you like my Coffee Filter Christmas Tree! Please make head on over to my friend Jennifer at Jenron Designs and check out her Yule Log Centerpiece!

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As a licensed Real Estate Agent and an avid home decorator, I strive to give my clients the very best I can when it comes to staging, selling, and decorating their homes. I have lots of experience with paint color choices and love to DIY my home so I can have everything just the way I want it. I share my ideas and projects with the world in the hopes that I can help others have their homes just the way they want as well.

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Friday 4th of December 2020

This is so fun, Wendy! Now I know what we can do with the millions of coffee filters in my cabinet that are no longer being used. Your home looks so festive!


Monday 7th of December 2020

Haha! No need for them now with Keurigs right?!


Thursday 3rd of December 2020

What a fun idea and way to use coffee filters! Very creative and simple!


Monday 7th of December 2020

Thanks so much Emily!


Thursday 3rd of December 2020

Wendy your tree is so cute! I love how easy it was and how pretty the coffee filters look. What a great idea!!


Monday 7th of December 2020

Thanks Lisa! It was sooo easy, you could even do it while watching a Hallmark move ;)


Thursday 3rd of December 2020

I never would have thought of this! So creative.


Thursday 3rd of December 2020

Oh thank you Kathleen!


Wednesday 2nd of December 2020

This is adorable Wendy!!


Thursday 3rd of December 2020

Thank you friend!

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