Monday, April 12, 2010

How To Make A Coffee Filter Wreath

 wreath
Hi everyone! I had quite a lot of people ask me how I made the coffee filter wreath when I showed the one below which is in my dining room as part of my Easter decorations.
DRWreath

So I thought I’d do a quick tutorial on it.

Unfortunately I didn’t take photos at the time I made this one because I thought it was old news and y’all had already seen how to make one. But I guess I was wrong!
posterboard

Anyway, I didn’t have a wreath form when I made the one in the dining room. So I took a piece of posterboard and traced around a big plate for the outside and then a smaller plate for the inside so I had a big donut. That’s what I used for that one.
Foam Core Square

I made one recently for my livingroom and it’s a rectangle. I still didn’t have a wreath form so I used a piece of foam core and cut out a rectangle shaped donut this time. Or you can go to the dollar store and get yourself a $1 Styrofoam wreath.
filters
As you can see you need coffee filters. They come in natural (brown) and white. The fun thing about coffee filters is that you can dye them any color you want. I started to dye some red and then decided to go with white.
Scrunching 
All you do is take a filter and make a rosette by scrunching the filter from the center and then you hot glue it all around your form. Have your glue gun on low because those filters are thin and you will burn yourself if it’s on high! Ask me how I know LOL!
Inside
I start on the inside and go all the way around and then work on the outside and then fill in as needed. I put the “flowers” close together.
outside
When I was done I glued some ribbon onto the back and hung it off my china cabinet door.
back
I made the bow separately and hot glued it to the ribbon.
bow
Isn’t that easy! It’s a bit monotonous making those rosettes so watch a movie or something while you’re doing it. Also I don’t feel the edges need anything to finish them as the rosettes cover both the inside and outside edges.
 Coffefilterwreath
I think it looks like a wreath made of carnations.


I hope you try it! You can get coffee filters at the dollar store and you can use posterboard if you want or repurpose a cereal box etc if you don't have a wreath form. So it’s a really inexpensive project to do but doesn’t look cheap!

77 comments:

Laurie Anne said...

Fabulous! I would love to make one of these...it looks like a million bucks!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Just beautiful! I can't wait to try making one of these. Thanks so much for the "How-To"!!

Julie Harward said...

Who would have thought that those old coffee filters could look so soft and pretty?! Amazingly cute...thanks! Come say hi :D

Jenglamgirl said...

Beautiful JUST LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

I've been dying to get a wreath for our door but not willing to pay retail I waited...so glad I did! I love this idea!

The Working Home Keeper said...

Thank you so much for posting this! I wanted to make one for my office door but didn't know how!

Mary Ellen

Lee Laurie said...

Gorgeous! It does look like carnations. I love it.

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Grammy Suzzy said...

Oh, Manuela...I have been looking for a new wreath...and this one is so do-able! Thank you...thank you...thank you...gonna do this one this week. Oh, what do you dye filters with...rit, or just food coloring???

Nancy said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I didn't know how these were made. I'd really like to try one. Thanks again!

Nancy

Kelly said...

WOW! I'm new to your blog and love it! I love this wreath too and think I'm gonna go get some coffee filters!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

You are TOO creative! I would never have guessed coffee filters - it looks quite Martha-y if you'll forgive the comparison, I mean it in a good way.

Janine said...

This is too cute!! I am going to make one or two on the next rainy day!!

Shilo said...

Manuela, beautiful coffee filters! :) I love this because I CAN GET ALL THE SUPPLIES overseas! :) So thank you!
Hugs,
Shilo

One Cheap B*tch said...

Love it! I've been wanting to try one of these but I am admittedly nervous. You'd think coffee filters wouldn't be so intimidating!

Jeanine

Love the Decor! said...

I love this!!
I can't believe its made from coffee filters
~Hope your week is wonderful~

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Wow... so beautiful! I'm definitely going to try this! ♥

Betsy said...

It's beautiful...and so very clever!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. Your photos always explain things so well. I love how these turned out!
Blessings,
Marcia

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It does look like carnations, Manuela! I like this because it looks quick and inexpensive to do. I may have to give this a try. Love both the round and rectangular shapes. I really like the jewel embellishment you added to the bow at the top of the rectangular one.

Melanie@The Old White Cottage said...

I love this. I remember you did it before and wondered about it again when you posted about it recently. The $1 store sells wreath forms too. A whole wreath for $2 sounds good to me! ;-)

julie - eab designs said...

It certainly does look like carnations! That's the first thing that popped into my mind after I opened your post up and saw the first picture. Beautiful!

mamajuliana said...

Thank you! I am recovering from knee surgery and a fall, (in that order, unfortunately!) and I need an easy craft activity...I can't wait to make my wreath.

Now to tell hubby that we need more coffee filters from the dollar store!

Thank you again!

luvtodecorate said...

Thanks for this post Manuela! I will so enjoy making one of these!

Angie said...

So cute and looks great where you have it hanging!

Lisa said...

It does look like a carnation wreath! It's absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the how-to.:)

Tanya said...

Manuela this is so cute and it really does look like carnations.

Mrs.Rabe said...

When I saw the title of your post "I thought, "what?" Thinking it wouldn't be too cute. But I should have known that you would only post awesome projects! This is so cute!

Cindy said...

Thanks Manuela, I am so wanting to make one of those. I really like the looks of them, and like you said, they are very inexpensive. So I think I will. Thanks again. Hugs, Cindy S

Cozy Little House said...

Manuela, is there NOTHING you can't do? Or decorate? I love this project. I'm making it!
Brenda

Stacey said...

That is adorable!! Imagine all the different places you could use one of those. The way you used poster board for the back makes it easy to use in lots of different applications. You are smart!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

This is a great project and it does look like carnations...very pretty! Thanks for telling us how to make one. I have added this to my project list.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Oh this is so going on my to do list! I need it for my kitchen transformation. Hmmm - maybe a red tinge on the brown ones? Little food coloring for dye? Lovin' this idea!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Love it girl...thanks for the tut...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Our really empty nest said...

So pretty I love it, thanks for sharing! Sue

Always Nesting said...

I'm inspired. I think I can do that. Adorable wreath.

Darlene said...

I LOVE it. It looks beautiful and it sounds so easy! Thanks so much for sharing.♥

Kristen said...

I like to make single flowers. I just tie twine or ribbon on the bottom. I have put them in mason jars with various things on them or in teacups. I usually use my old coffee to stain them.

Laura said...

This is so pretty. I think I'd like to make one for my mother.

Audra said...

I love this idea, what a fabulous idea and easy to do. Thanks for the tutorial. When I get mine done I will post about it and give you all the credit for my inspiration.

Have a wonderful week.

Rose H (UK) said...

Thank you for this tutorial. The finished wreath looks SO pretty, looks like I'm going to be buying some coffee filters really soon!

Melissa Miller said...

That is an amazing idea! I love the shape and it sure does look like flowers. The bow is precious.

Thank you for your kind words about my blog rut. I'll snap out of it soon I'm sure. I didn't mean to focus that much on the silly follower button. It just didn't help matters that it has happened so often in the last few months with losing so many. I am very blessed and thankful to have blog friends like you. You're the best!

nycgirl0501 said...

Genuis indeed! I guess you could do the same with colored tissue paper right?

arkie said...

Beautiful wreaths! Thanks!

Carol said...

This is so beautiful, Manuela. I think I'll have to make one for myself. Thanks for the tutorial. :-)

Carol

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

That is so pretty!

AshTreeCottage said...

You re so very clever!! I can't wait to see what you do next!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Miss Janice said...

This is so cute!

Denise Marie said...

I love it!! it does look like a carnation wreathe. I love the broche you added to the bow too.

KJ's Restart Button said...

I love this. I can't wait to try this. When I do I will put it on my blog and give you a heads-up:)

santamaker said...

This is so pretty! Thanks for teaching it to us!

Yolanda said...

I LOVE it! Thank you so much!

Donna said...

Love the wreath, Manuela! Looks fairly easy to make and so inexpensive.

Kathy said...

Beautiful yet frugral!

I recently wrote a post on Homemaking and would love your thoughts and comments!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

So lovely and downright creative. You are a whiz!!!!

Barb ♥

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Love it! It looks like something you would see at a high end design store costing a lot of money! You are so creative!

Victoria said...

So pretty!

Loved the pictures of your beautiful yard! I wheelbarrowed about 12 loads of mulch from the pile a tree co dropped to one of my main beds at my old house over the weekend getting the yard ready for listing the house. Boy was it a lot of work but it looks great!

Next I need to paint my fence at the new house. Yours looks great.

Christy said...

What a wonderful idea!!

Kathleen Grace said...

Too darn cute! Thanks for the tutorial:>)

Donna said...

The wreath is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing how you made it :) It looks so expensive.
Blessings,
Donna

Cottage Rose said...

I just love it,,,I have some filters and now I know how to make one,,,, or two... thanks for showing us all how... have a great week.

Hugs;
Alaura

Mimi Sue said...

Thanks for the tutorial. How cute these would be for a baby shower. You always come up with the cutest stuff. Mimi

jenjen said...

I LOVE the square one. I may have to make one of those! And the ribbon is awesome. Such a wonderful combination!

XOOX
Jen

Laura said...

How interesting!! I love it!

Julie said...

Fun! And its so cheap!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sooooo PRETTY...thanks for showing us how to make it! I have a huge supply of filters at my beach condo...now I know what I can do with them! Come by and check out my GIVEAWAY...think you will love it.

Blessings,
Linda

Storybook Woods said...

Fun, I did mine a little differnt. I will have to try yours xoxoox Clarice

Richella said...

Oh, Manuela, I'm so glad you posted this! You're right--it definitely does not look cheap! It looks very posh and oh so pretty!

You're the best.

Amy said...

Grabbed your button for my blog.

Love to have found your lovely blog.

Have a wonderful day.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Dear Manuela, guess I should have sent this in an email but I am short on time.....:-)

I want to thank you for your comment at Melissa's about blogging for yourself. Your statement was powerful and exactly what I needed to hear. It was so very wise and has greatly helped to clarify my thinking. Thank you!

The power of our words is awesome for good or bad....yes!!!

Barb ♥

Kelly said...

I am feeling rather silly for not already knowing this, but is there any trick to dying paper? Or instructions on how to dye paper? Basically, I just have no clue where to even start with something like that and I would love to give this little project a try! thanks!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Brilliant! What did you use when you dyed some of them - food coloring or clothing dye? I love this idea! laurie

Crafty Sue said...

I'm a crafty girl and can't wait to try this as I'm doing a baby shower this month. I so love your site and the cheap on the fly decor that looks so stunning. You are definitely a great frugal crafter. TFS

Kasey Hunt said...

Awesome!! I'm going to have to do this for sure!!

Makeup By LisaMarie said...

I've been looking on how to do this! I'm so glad I found you!! I'm gonna make it tonight!!! Thanks for posting!! Super cute blog!! Happy Holidays!

Debbie said...

Thank you for sharing the coffee filter wreath tutorial. I will need something to go in the place of my Christmas wreath on the porch ater the holidays. I thought your coffee filter wreath was adorable. It looks so much like snow. I may add a few sparkles of giltter and snow flakes to it so that appears more wintery. Thanks again for sharing. I can see your coffee filter wreath as being adapted for all seasons.

Love and Blessings,
Debbie

Heather said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I have seen this all over blogland, but no real descriptions of how to do it. I will be making one of these tonight!!! :)

DIY CRHecker said...

I saw this and knew I just HAD to make it for my daughter's nursery! I sent the husband to the store last night to buy coffee filters for a lampshade and ended up having almost 400 left over so I made the wreath up today.
Thank you so much for such a cute tute!