Sunday, October 24, 2010

Coffee Filter Wreath

Manuela at The Pleasures of Homemaking had yet another fantastic wreath tutorial on her blog, so I gave it a try as well.  I knew a pretty white coffee filter wreath would be perfect in my white, green, and pink master bedroom.

Like her book page wreath, this project is inexpensive and looks great once completed. (You can see where I made my version of it here.)  The cost broke down as follows: $2.40 for a clearance wreath at the Dollar Store, $2.49 for white coffee filters. (You probably already have these, eliminating this cost altogether! However, as you'll see, I made four wreaths, so I had to go get more filters if we wanted any coffee the next morning!)

I started with the Dollar Store wreath (but you can use a styrofoam one, or just an old piece of cardboard cut into a wreath form in any size you want). 

I pulled what was left of the flowers out.

I then took the coffee filters and formed them into little rosettes, bent the ends, and hot glued them into place.

I attached a ribbon for hanging it, and voila! It looks gorgeous hanging from the wire rack in the master bedroom.   I left a little bit of the brown wreath showing on this one, because I like a little bit of a rustic, natural look.

In fact, I liked the results so much that I decided to make a few more and see how they all looked together.  I tweaked the design just a bit for the second wreath, adding rosettes of tan and white toile amid the coffee filters.  I poked holes in the cardboard wreath form (that I made from the back of an empty box of Cheerios) and pulled the fabric through.

I continued all the way around the cardboard, using one square of toile per two coffee filters.

(After I finished this wreath, I cut a piece of toile fabric into a strip and hot glued it onto the back to hide the ends of the fabric poking through.)

I also made two rectangular wreaths by simply cutting the cereal box into a rectangle and then gluing on the filters.

Once all four wreaths were arranged on the wire rack, I could see the final effect, and I loved it! The results of having all the wreaths in varying sizes displayed together was beautiful. (I also love the look of whites and tans mixed together!)

There is so much to love about this project.  One, it yields beautiful pieces for your home that have a look of elegance and quality (they do NOT look like coffee filters, even in person). Two, if you have coffee filters and cardboard, you have the materials needed at NO cost, and buying them if you must costs next to nothing.  Three, it's a very customizable project.  If you wish, you can cut your wreath form into any shape or size you wish and add any color cloth to vary the look.

Thanks again to Manuela, and I hope you will make one (or many!) of your own!

(P.S., I'm linking this up to My Cottage Charm's linky party as well as White Wednesday!)


  1. You are most welcome Kelly! It is a very easy and afforadable project. All your wreaths came out just beautifully. I especially like the one with toile!


  2. ok this is my favorite of your projects so far. Kelly this looks AMAZING! :)

  3. Love your wreaths...especially the TOILE one! :) Thanks for linking up to my party, hope to see you again next week!
    Missy :)

  4. These look wonderful, Kelly~ I especially love your idea of adding the toile!

  5. Your wreathes are just gorgeous! They don't look like coffee filters at all! Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my noel wall hangings, you made my day!!

  6. Those turned out lovely, Kelly! I have already made the book wreath....but I may have to try this one too....these are so-o addictive!

  7. WOW! So pretty! I've been making wreaths from the vintage sheet music...I'll have to try the coffee it!
    Thanks for sharing your pics!
    Tammy :-)

  8. They are so fluffy & fabulous! Love it!

    m ^..^

  9. These are just adorable!! Guess what I will be making tomorrow???? Thank you for the inspiration! Happy WW!!


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