I wanted a fun and inexpensive wreath option for my fall decor. I stumbled upon a DIY coffee filter wreath which was EASY and very cheap. Total cost was less than $3! The only item I needed to purchase was coffee filters. I went with the natural filters because I liked the brown look for fall. Wreath rings were previously purchased at the dollar store along with the flowers, ribbon & burlap.
Supplies you will need:
Hot glue gun
Twine or ribbon
Optional-Embellishments (flowers, ribbon, etc.)
(The finished product on the smaller wreath ring I used exactly 92 filters in rows of 4 filters. The larger ring pictured on my front door I used only 81 filters in rows of 3)
How to make it:
Step 1. Measure and cut your twine/ribbon to your desired length. This is how you will hang your wreath.
Step 2. Flatten coffee filters and fold in half, and then in half again forming a triangle.
This step works faster and with more ease if you separate the filters first.
I made ten groups of ten pieces; it was easier to keep track of how many I used this way. Larger wreaths will require more filters.
Step 3. Starting from the inside of the wreath ring, glue down the point of the coffee filter. Wrapping around the back is optional, it was not necessary on this project because you will not be able to see the back. Each filter is about 1 inch apart. I used four filters to cover the width of the wreath ring. Inside, centerx2, outside. Filters will overlap.
Step 4. Start your next row of filters about an inch apart. Repeat steps 3 & 4 until the wreath is almost entirely covered.
Step 5. Once you are almost finished, slide your twine/ribbon over as far as it will go under your first row of filters, then continue glueing filters, making sure not to glue the twine/ribbon onto the wreath ring.
Step 7. Work each row all the way around your wreath. Fix & fluff where necessary to achieve your desired look! Embellish with bows or flowers or leave as is, and you are finished!
Step 6. Pick a place to start! Gently open one filter completely to form a circle, with both hands, use thumbs and pointer fingers to “scrunch” each filter. This will not look great at first, but just keep going!
For an even fuller and fluffier look cover wreath ring entirely, leaving zero gaps in between each filter. This looks uses between 300-500 filters!