Coffee Filter Wreaths have been popular for few years now, I’ve always quite liked them. Nester from The Nesting Place has a great tutorial how she made hers. I usually don’t follow directions, I just see something and figure out how to do it along the way. I know I should have been a guy, except I do ask for directions! I kid. I have to give my husband credit he will stop and ask for directions, he doesn’t see the point of driving in circles or being lost. 🙂
This is how I made my Wreath. I just used cardboard from an old box, traced out two circles and cut it out with a utility knife. My wreath is quite large, the outside diameter is 30″ and inside is 10″. I used a large clock that I had hanging on my wall to trace the outside and a mixing bowl for the inside circles. You can make it any size you want. If you don’t have any thing large enough, just use the pencil and string method shown here.
After cutting out the card board, I played with a few different methods for gluing the coffee filters on. I found taking a pencil and placing it in the center of the coffee filter and wrapping it up words around the pencil. Adding a dab of hot glue to the bottom, then pressing on to the cardboard works best. If you ever glued tissue paper squares for art in elementary school, you will know what I mean. I stared at the outside edge of my cardboard circle, and went all the way around then repeated that until I got to the center. Make sure to keep the filters tight together, for a full look. You may have to push the previous filter over to get the next one in where you want it. Just a heads up, I used 2 boxes of 250 count coffee filters for my wreath.
Here is the completed wreath.
Here its hung on my dinning room wall, if you remember from my Christmas Home Tour.
This beautiful old door, we found out behind our garage. My husband was going to burn it but I insisted he rescue it. I have it leaning against the wall in my living room. I love it!
Coffee Filter Wreaths, do you love them too?