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A DIY Coffee Filter Christmas Tree to Brighten Your Holiday Decor

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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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