Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Easy DIY Coffee Filter Wreath

I found this coffee filter wreath on a blog a while back and knew I needed one for myself. I actually made this last Spring or so and had this post saved as a draft because I don't like the photos I got of the process. It'll work though, I think some of you will like this wreath - with or without- awesome photos. It is so inexpensive to make and I think looks so cute! It would also make a great gift idea. Check out The Little Brown House's blog here to see her photos and all of the cute {super cute} places in her home this looked great in.


Foam wreath (I got mine at Hobby Lobby)
Little pins - mine are "silk pins" found in the fabric section at Hobby Lobby
Brown (unbleached) coffee filters
Ribbon to hang the wreath

Crumple a few filters together, and {carefully} stick a straight pin into the spot underneath your thumb.

The pins I used.

Push the pin into the styrofoam wreath - I added dots on the above photo about where I stuck mine

Work your way around the wreath, adjusting them as needed. Before you fill up the wreath, tie a ribbon around what will be the top so you can later hang your wreath.

My ribbon

As you can see, mine was a bit heavy on one side, so I needed to tweak it (I changed my method halfway through which is why that happened..). I removed the pins, and re-arranged them to make it more even.

It's crazy it's just coffee filters in there!

Here's how it looked at our old place in Texas (I tried to somewhat replicate how cute it looked in front of the mirror on the Little Brown House blog)!

I think these wreaths are so very charming - and SO inexpensive to make. They don't even take too much time. I do recommend a thimble for your finger as you push the pins into the styrofoam. 

As we moved, my wreath got a bit squished, but I still have the supplies and might remove the old filters and add new fresh ones on the same styrofoam. If you love this wreath, the blogger also posted a mini-wreath this fall since the big one she made was such a big hit (the top viewed page on her site!), here's the link.

Enjoy and let me know if you give this a try, I'd love to hear it goes!

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