Valentine’s Day Coffee Filter Wreath
Ever wanted to try your hand at making a coffee filter wreath? I made this one last year, around Valentine’s Day. I’m not gonna lie. Valentine’s Day is one holiday that I don’t really decorate the house for too much. I do have a few favorite Valentine’s Day recipes, though. We tend to celebrate more with food than decor for Valentine’s Day, however, this sweet coffee filter wreath adds a touch of “love” to our front door!
Aside from all the love, romance, flowers, and chocolate….we’re celebrating because SPRING is on the way! Yes, I know more cold and snow is on the way but I’m dreaming of green grass and flowers popping up from the ground.
This coffee filter wreath is seriously SO easy to make, and so frugal. I found ALL kinds of them on Pinterest, and honestly there are SO many different colors and some of them are downright fancy schmancy looking! This was my first one and I’m very happy with how it turned out.
Before you get started though, you need to decide what color you want your wreath to be. Here’s my How to Dye Coffee Filters for Crafts tutorial. Make sure to visit that link, it also explains how to quickly DRY your dyed filters so you can get on with your projects without having to wait.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 200-300 dyed coffee filters in colors you choose (you can use more, the more you use the fuller the wreath will be)
- 14″ styrofoam wreath
- plenty of stick pins (200-300) or a hot glue gun
- Decorative ribbon to hang your wreath
Now that you have all your goodies ready to go, pick a seat (preferably in front of the TV watching your favorite show!) and get to work. It seems tedious, but honestly – the time goes by pretty fast and your wreath will be done before you know it!
Take each coffee filter and fold it in half, then fold it in half again – like shown above. Now you should have a triangular funnel shape. Holding the tip with your fingers, kind of scrunch and fluff up the other end….like you scrunch your hair?! That’s about the only way I can explain it, haha!! The end result of all this scrunching and fluffing is a fuller looking wreath.
Remember in Legally Blonde – “Bend & Snap”?
Okay, now think “Scrunch & Fluff”
Say this each time you pick up a new filter. Just for fun! 😉
After you get all of your filters scrunched and fluffed, it’s time to start attaching them to your wreath. Beginning on the inside of the wreath, attach each filter by the tip using a stick pin or glue gun. Work your way around the inner section of the wreath until you have a row finished. Then start a new row, and keep going until you’ve made 3-4 rows from the inside to the outside.
Don’t worry about attaching filters to the backside of the wreath, as it will be laying against the wall or door. If you notice holes here and there, you can fill them in as needed.
Now, I’m so excited with how my coffee filter wreath turned out – I’m thinking of new colors to use for different holidays and seasons! They’re fun to make and I just love how frugal they are too. I really wanna make a solid white one and a solid brown one. Those look really classy looking and honestly, you wouldn’t even have to dye them. For the brown ones, you can just buy the all natural brown filters! Woot!!
What color would you make your coffee filter wreath?