Saturday, January 1, 2011

Coffee Filter Wreath: A Tutorial

Well- you asked for it... and now you have it!  My coffee filter wreath tutorial.  This wreath is super easy once you get into a "groove".  It is time consuming and it takes a lot of patience.  For this wreath you will need:
  • 1 wreath form
    • You can use any size/shape form you'd like.  I purchased mine at Michaels.
  • 250-300 unused coffee filters
    • I used small coffee filters for the small wreath form.  You will want to use bigger filters for a bigger form
  • 12-20 hot glue sticks (depending on how liberal you are with glue)
  • hot glue gun
This project took about 2 1/2 hours.  So plan on having your favorite playlist ready or your favorite movie playing while you craft.

Sorry for the poor quality of the pictures as they go on... I started at sunset and finished when it was very dark outside.

Step 1: pull apart all of the coffee filters.  It is MUCH easier to work with the filters once they are pulled apart from each other. (this picture shows about 50 filters)

Step 2: fold filters into a "flowery" shape.  (I found it easiest to fold in half and then fold into thirds to make this sort of triangle shape)

Step 3: squiggle hot glue on the bottommost part of the filter (in a little triangle shape at the bottom).

Step 4: place filters next to each other in rows.  I started with the back first.  Glue one row at the back to get started.
(view from the back)

(view from the front)

Step 5: place rows of filters from the inside out.

Step 6: fluff the wreath at the end.  Add any filters to any "holes" in your wreath.

Step 7: hot glue a piece of ribbon to the back of your wreath for hanging.

So there you have it.  The coffee filter wreath.  I hope the directions make sense.  Let me know if you have any questions by commenting on this post.  I will comment back to answer.  Have fun! 


Anonymous said...

FABULOUS! (jesus)

Maddie said...

This is super cute! I think I'll have to try it out next year : )