My Coffee Filter Wreath

by Meegan on September 22, 2012

Good Morning!!  How are you all doing today??  Are you keeping busy??  I sure am.  I am doing the flowers for a reception next Saturday, and still working on our son’s wedding luncheon/dinner.  Fun times.

I am excited to share with you both events and how they turn out.  Each wedding is going to be quite beautiful with such lovely colors.

All around blogland, you will see a coffee filter wreath.  Some are tea dyed, some are just white.  Some tutorials will tell you to use a screw driver to poke your coffee filter in.  Others will advise you to use a glue gun.

I decided to try one for myself.  I bought 2 packages of coffee filters at the dollar store and purchased my 18 inch wreath at Michaels.  I was ready to go…

 

I started out by folding my coffee filter into eighths, then twisted and pinched the bottom.

 

About 1/3 of the way through(which took me about an hour) of using the screw driver method, I opted to try the glue gun method to see if it would be any faster.  No, it was not faster.  (It was okay though-I watched DC Cupcakes on Netflix while I worked)

 

But I did like the look better.  When I was almost done I added a 28 gauge wire as a hanger for my new wreath.  Easy.  I used almost every single coffee filter-320 in all, 4 glue sticks, along with a couple of blisters (Yowza!)

 

Here is my finished product.  I think she is just lovely with the Fall green ribbon.  Doesn’t she look happy hanging on the pantry door?

 

Here’s another look just for fun!

 

Anyone that has ever made a coffee filter wreath-I tip my hat to you.  It is not a quick project.  It takes time and precision to make your wreath look full and balanced.  So, if you are looking for a quick project-this is not it.

Worth it, yes!

Let me know if you have attempted a coffee filter wreath.  What was the method that worked best for you?

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Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. September 22, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Beautiful, Meegan!! I love how full it is! Would love for you to link up to the Pomp Party!!

http://www.createcraftlove.com/2012/09/pomp-party-36.html

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Meegan September 22, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Thanks for the invite and your compliments!! I gratefully joined your party :)
Have a beautiful weekend!

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Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. September 24, 2012 at 2:00 AM

Thanks Meegan!

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Kayla A. September 22, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Your wreath is BEAUTIFUL!! =] Thanks for sharing!!

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Martha September 22, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Looks great!

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Judy Ainger September 23, 2012 at 3:27 AM

Absolutely LOVE it! I make one with burlap in the same way but yours doesn’t include cutting out a million 3″ squares! lol It’s beautiful!!!

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Karen September 24, 2012 at 12:54 AM

I found the right link! I love your version of the Coffee Filter wreath. It looks like a whole bunch of fresh white perfect carnations. Great work!

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Amberly September 24, 2012 at 2:44 AM

Such a fluffy wreath! I love the effect! Thanks for linking up over at Mop it Up Mondays! I’m there too (#171)!

-Amberly!

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Elise September 25, 2012 at 1:10 AM

What an inventive idea?! I love this DIY project. Feel free to check out my blog at http://www.w-t-fab.com

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Julie September 26, 2012 at 2:09 AM

Meegan…I love your wreath. I’m going to try it. I want to make one for my Mom. Thank you for the inspiration girl! ~ Julie

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Angela at A Typical English Home September 26, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Wow, it looks great. Sounds like you need a lot of patience to complete it though!

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Aimee - It's Overflowing September 28, 2012 at 4:29 AM

It’s ridiculous how long this wreath has been on my to do list! Now seeing yours I want it all the more! I love it! Featuring you tomorrow. XO, Aimee

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