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How To Make a Coffee Filter Wreath

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Today I will be showing you how to make a coffee filter wreath for a beautiful look with very little money!

I love having a wreath on my front door and I especially love changing them for the different holidays and seasons.  I created this wreath out of coffee filters!  It’s so big and fluffy I just love it.  

My house is a very dark color and all the landscaping is dark so adding a touch of white really pops. I really like to put this one up during the winter, taking my cue from all the snow on the ground!

You can see the coffee filter wreath hanging on my front door with two planters flanking the door that have ferns in them.  On the floor are two rugs, one a striped black and white the other says welcome.

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How to Make a Coffee Filter Wreath

Here is what you need:

  • coffee filters – You can pick these up at the grocery store or order them here on Amazon.
  • foam wreath – You want a larger wreath, this one is 17 inches in diameter.
  • hot glue and hot glue gun – Everyone should have a glue gun. I use mine all the time, so do my kids.
  • pencil
the three things you need are a wreath, coffee filters, and a pencil

Assemble the Coffee Filter Wreath

Take a filter, stick a pencil in the center of it and wrap the filter around the pencil.

Put hot glue on the tip of the pencil and put it on the foam wreath.  Use the eraser end of the pencil not the pointy part….that way it doesn’t break the filter.

Remove the pencil from the wreath and repeat.

a coffee filter wreath about 25% finished sitting on my carpet

Continue working your way around the foam wreath. Make sure you don’t try to put them too close together. I found that there needed to be just a little space in between coffee filters. Otherwise, it gets too full and it won’t look right.

the coffee filter wreath about 75% dont sitting on my floor
the outside edge of the coffee filter wreath is empty while the rest is full of filters

Make sure you get the inside and outside of the foam wreath.

A coffee filter wreath sitting on my carpet about 80% finished.

It’s almost done here…I ran out of filters!  I think I used between 200-250.

Warning! Please be careful that you don’t burn yourself with hot glue.  I burnt my finger when the glue dripped.  Not gonna lie, it hurt!!!!!

And here is the finished product!

A coffee filter wreath on the front door with a welcome mat.
A coffee filter wreath on the front door close up.

I made some updates to my front porch. I painted the front door Sherwin Williams Urban Bronze, added a layered rug and a bench. Then I built these front porch planters where I put ferns in during the summer months.

The coffee filter wreath is hanging on my front door which is painted a dark color, almost black, and the house is a medium brown color.
the coffee filter wreath is on the front door with two rugs, one black and white striped and the other says welcome.  There are two planters with ferns in them flanking the door and a welcome sign hanging on the house.

I love the way the wreath pops on the front of my house.  All of the homes in my area were built to blend in with the natural surroundings so having the pop of white really makes my house stand out.

This is my go-to wreath for Winter. I love decorating with whites in Winter. Why not, mother nature does! Check out my post on 9 ways to incorporate winter white in your home decor.

Other DIY wreath options:

coffee filter wreath pin for Pinterest
How to make a coffee filter wreath.

How To Make a Coffee Filter Wreath

Yield: 1 coffee filter wreath
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $20

Learn how to make a coffee filter wreath to add brightness to your front door.

Tools

Instructions

  1. Take a pencil and using the eraser end put it in the middle of the coffee filter and wrap the filter around the pencil.
  2. Put a dab of glue on the tip of the coffee filter and adhere to the foam wreath.
  3. Continue on around the wreath.

Notes

This is the simplest wreath ever! Just be careful not to burn yourself on the glue. It gets very hot!

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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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Maria @ House by the Preserve

Wednesday 28th of March 2018

Looks beautiful Wendy! I can't believe this is coffee filters!

Marly @ A Brick Home

Thursday 22nd of March 2018

Wow! This looks amazing, Wendy!

atlaneandhigh

Tuesday 20th of March 2018

Thank you so much Melissa!

Melissa

Friday 16th of March 2018

Love this so much Wendy! It looks beautiful on your front door!

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