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Coffee Filter Wreath

This quick and inexpensive door wreath is so easy to make! Coming in at under just $7, you can make this Coffee Filter Wreath and add ribbon to create a seasonal wreath or all year round wreath for your front door that hangs all year long!

Do you need a quick and easy Christmas wreath idea? I came across this fabulous tutorial to make a Coffee Filter Wreath and thought I would tweak it into a quick and easy Coffee Filter Christmas Wreath.  The tutorial looked so easy. I wanted to try my hand at it to see just how simple it was!

And it was easy.

In fact it's so simple, you can watch a movie while you're making this coffee filter wreath. 

Catch up on a TV series or put on a chick flick because from start to stop this DIY Christmas Coffee Filter Wreath took me just 2 hours to complete! If you'd like to make one, here's what you'll need...


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  • Wreath base. You can use a foam wreath or a straw wreath (I used a 40% coupon from Michaels and purchased a foam one for $4.00 with my discount.)

  • Hot glue gun and lots of glue sticks (you can get a bag of glue sticks at your local dollar store if you're out!) I'm assuming you already have these and didn't include these in the overall cost.

  • 1-2 pkgs White Coffee Filters (I used around 250 filters, but I could have made mine more fluffy. Depending on the size of wreath you choose to make and the desired fluffiness, you could dip into your second package.) You might also be able to find coffee filters at your dollar store!

  • Sharpie Marker

Gather your supplies and organize a little assembly line. (This is a mundane project so organizing yourself and separating some of the coffee filters in batches will help you assemble the coffee filter wreath a little quicker.) 

And don't forget to find something to watch!

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Step #1. Separate a coffee filter and fold it in half and then in half again. (This is not an exact science, you're just preparing it to be pliable for the next step.) Quickly fold and then move on.

Step #2. Place the sharpie pen (with lid on) inside the coffee filter and press the coffee filter around the end of the sharpie pen. This forms what looks like a fluffy snow cone wrapper. This should also be done quickly... you have 200+ more to go!

Step #3. Add a dab of hot glue to the outside bottom tip of the coffee filter with your sharpie still in place.

Step #4. With the sharpie marker still in place, press the glue bottom of coffee filter into your wreath base and hold for a few seconds. Remove the sharpie marker. filter

Step #5. Repeat the steps with a new coffee filter. I personally think it's easier to assemble and glue the coffee filters starting from the very inside of the circle and working your way to the outer but you can glue it however you see fit! 

(Don't glue any coffee filters to the back of the wreath, it will make it hard for you to hand. 

Step #6. Assess your wreath. Are there any spots where its not as dense? Add a few more coffee filters. Trim the tops of the coffee filters when you're finished to create a uniformed height. This is also not rocket science so don't stress... it doesn't have to be exact!

To transform this coffee filter wreath into a Christmas Coffee Filter Wreath, I measured and cut some black ribbon to hang from a wreath hanger. 

I also created a monogramed letter "H" with some scrapbook paper, Mod Podge and a wooden letter and tucked it inside the wreath. 

The styrofoam helps keep it in place. Here are some other cute ribbon options to choose from too!

In no time at all I created this gorgeous wreath to hang outside of my front door AND I got caught up on a movie- it was an afternoon well spent!

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Wreath Storing Tip! Place the coffee filter wreath in an extra large clean garbage liner to prevent it from getting dusty.

UPDATE: This wreath has lasted us 3 Christmas seasons and is still going strong! If a coffee filter happens to come loose, simply hot glue them back into place. It was time well worth spent to create this DIY door wreath!


If you want your wreath to have some color instead of being white you can dye your coffee filters with paint! 

#1. Select your color of chalk style paint. I like these 3 pack paint samples because you get a few different paint colors in each set!

#2. In a mixing bowl pour 1 part paint to about 10 parts water and mix together. (You want the consistency to be like soup). It will be watery. 

#3. Take 15-20 coffee filters from your pack and submerge them into the paint/water mix and then ring them out over the bowl to get rid of any excess moisture. (The more moisture you ring out the quicker they will dry!)

#4. Then, lay them on a protected foil covered cookie sheet and bake them at 245 degrees for 30 minutes. It won't dry them completely but it will dry enough so that you can separate them and air dry them the rest of the way. 

Watch this video from Jami Ray Vintage as she dyes a coffee filter wreath in blue!


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Next up! We're busing creating this Modern Advent Christmas Activity Calendar...

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Carrie || Thirty Eighth Street

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  1. What a beautiful wreath! I think I might put a snowflake in the center of mine, to make it look very wintery! Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Janet

  2. What a great idea! Coffee filters are inexpensive and I never would have guessed that this was a simple DIY project. It looks lush and full and so pretty on your door!

    1. Coffee filters are inexpensive! This makes a generous sized wreath and it's cheap to make! :) Thanks, Nikki... so glad you enjoyed it!