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How To Make A Coffee Filter Wreath

How to Make a Shabby Chic Coffee Filter Wreath. The perfect year-round neutral decor.

How-to make a beautiful and inexpensive coffee filter wreath with a beautiful, ruffly, shabby chic look. Get the full tutorial at Home with Cupcakes and Crinoline.
Autumn's in the Air Fall Home Blog Tour

I love to decorate and try "new" decor but to be honest, I don't like the money it can cost even if you DIY a project yourself so that's why I'm always looking for crafts that are budget-friendly, i.e., cheap! I had seen big, beautiful, ruffly, frilly, shabby chic wreaths on Pinterest last year and made one but never shared the tutorial here until I shared my Fall Home Tour the other day and had a few comments about the wreath above and below,

Autumn in the Air - Fall Home Tour

and thought there was no better time than NOW to share the easy tutorial with you.

How To Make a Coffee Filter Wreath

Supplies for Coffee Filter Wreath - NO T PINS

Source List/Supplies

Foam Wreath - 18 inches

300 natural unbleached coffee filters - you can also use the white ones

Floral Pins - at LEAST 300 - the photo above shows T-Pins but don't waste your time with those.  I didn't like my results and switched to the floral pins. which I felt anchored the filters better.

Instructions:

Coffee Filter for Coffee Filter Wreath

Separate coffee filters.  I did about 15 to 20 at a time.  You could have the kids help with this 🙂

Coffee Filter Wreath - fold filter in half

Fold filter in half and flatten slightly.

Coffee Filter Folded in half again (fourths) for Coffee Filter Wreath

Fold in half again - the filter will now be in fourths - and flatten slightly.  The pointed area at the bottom is what you'll be attaching to the wreath form.

Enjoy the ruffly beauty! Coffee Filter Wreath


Enjoy the ruffly beauty!

Attach folded filters to styrofoam wreath staggering across the wreath using floral pins.

Attach folded filters to wreath staggering across the wreath.  In some areas there will be three filters across and in other areas, two.  You want these to be snug up against each other to fill in the wreath so that there are no white areas on the front or the sides showing.

Attach folded filters to styrofoam wreath staggering across the wreath using floral pins.

Keep going and going......

Attach folded filters to styrofoam wreath staggering across the wreath using floral pins.

I worked on mine while watching TV with the family.  It took me a few nights but if you're focused, you can probably complete it in one evening.

DIY Shabby Chic Coffee Filter Wreath

That's all there is to it! So what do you think?

Easy DIY Coffee Filter Wreath Tutorial

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26 Comments

  1. Diane | An Extraordinary Day says:

    Beautiful!!! I love the natural filter for that soft look so perfect for fall. I made a small white one quite a few years ago and I have absolutely no idea how I put it together. So it's nice to have a tutorial. 🙂

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Diane! I'll bet your white wreath was gorgeous!

  2. Ooh, how pretty!! All of your fall decor is so nice, and this wreath is extra special.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Sharon!

  3. I love this wreath. I can't believe it's made with coffee filters. Thanks so much for the tutorial.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Lisa!!!! Have a wonderful fall.

  4. Carol Thompson says:

    Mary Beth, I was one of the folks who commented on your filter wreath in a recent posting! The texture is so intriguing. THANK YOU very much for this tutorial. I can't wait to make this. Happy Glorious Autumn!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Carol, and your comment was one of the reasons I shared the tutorial so I appreciate you letting me know you liked it. 🙂 You have a glorious autumn as well and thanks so much for stopping by.

  5. I love this wreath. And here I thought is was an expensive fall decor item at first glance. Guess what I'm going out to buy tomorrow... Yup, coffee filters. The natural color gives the wreath a vintage almost antique look. Thanks for the tutorial!!!
    Happy fall.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Chelle, and happy fall to you as well! I'd love to see your wreath if you would like to share. 🙂

  6. Rebekah Purnell says:

    I was thinking if it wasn't such a pain it would also look great with the ends lightly painted. It is beautiful white though.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Rebekah! I've seen tutorials where you can dye just the tips of the filters before adding them to the wreath with Rit Dye - that might work but with as many filters as you need for a wreath it might take a while to do that.

    2. I’ve done this with colored filter tips. Just take one bunch at a time and color them with ink pad refill and a round bristled brush. Let dry and then separate them. They look beautiful! Did a red, white and blue also for the 4th of July.

      1. Mary Beth says:

        Thanks so much for the great tips, Carolyn! I think I'll try the red, white, and blue idea for the 4th of July.

        1. Mary Beth says:

          Hi Heidi - I used twine and wrapped it around the wreath between the coffee filters and then knotted it and hang it by that. I hope that makes sense. If not, let me know and I'll send you a picture.

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  8. Jackie Goodrich says:

    Hi Mary Beth.....I was just wondering if you used a pin for every single filter or did you secure a few at a time?

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Hi Jackie, I secured a few at a time.

  9. Would it work with a hot glue gun?

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Hi Megan, I'm not sure if that would be a good option. Since the wreath base is styrofoam, the hot glue might melt it and make a mess. You could try using the hot glue on a small portion of the wreath just to see how it works.

  10. I would love to see more pics and detail, i.e. pics of the floral pins themselves, what each pin should look like completed before attaching, how you attach it, etc. Trying to interpret people's words make my head hurt!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Hi V, I responded via email with pictures of the floral pins and a picture of it attached to the wreath holding a folded coffee filter in place. I hope that helps!

  11. Could you send me a pic or link to the floral pins? Also, do you have a pic of how you attached several filters with 1 pin? I love the looks of the coffee filter wreath but I’m struggling to put 1 together.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Hi Dannet, You can get the floral pins here: Floral Pins and I'll email you a picture that is more of a close up of how to attach the filters. The filters are folded into fourths and only one at a time is added to the wreath with the floral pins. I hope that helps!