There is no better way to welcome fall than to make a wreath and display it on the wall or front door. With this easy DIY coffee filter wreath tutorial, you can learn to assemble a cheaper, quicker, and more durable one that looks oh-so-cute. It would be great to use old coffee filters and show off them as clever home decor.
Our fall wreath would feature coffee filter flowers in orangish red and skin color embedded on the farmhouse wreath. There would also be a small decoration (containing pumpkins, leaves, branches & beads!) that symbolizes this season. So, if you find the same idea with step-by-step instructions, keep reading this guide.
Know what I like about this? A few very simple, humble elements combine to make a lovely coffee filter wreath rather… This one is perfect for fall, but you could easily change the colors for any season.
Materials You Will Need For DIY Coffee Filter Wreaths
Natural Coffee Filters: No longer for brewing coffee only. We shall insert them in a particular way to adorn the wreath base. One pack of 200 coffee filters would also be perfect for our coffee filter wreath. If you cover the wreath more tightly, almost 450 will be needed, which you can buy at the dollar store.
Coffee Filter Flowers: Fold the natural coffee filter into a cone shape by folding it in half and then folding that half into half and cutting the scallops to look like petals. Make larger to smaller layers and assemble them. Then die them in fall or any event colors. You can learn more from a flower tutorial like the one I published.
Straight Pins: You can use any simple metal pins or nails with a sharp point on one end to secure the coffee filter flowers onto the wreath form. They would be hidden.
Fall Picks: Use fall-themed items like leaves, small pumpkins, acorns, or other decorations.
Straw Wreath Form: On with 10-12 inches of straws would be perfect. We shall use it as the base to pin the coffee filters.
See, you need next to nothing to do this project! Let’s get started…
Skill Level: Anyone Can Do
How do you DIY coffee filter wreaths for fall?
Below are the step-by-step instructions on how to make a wreath with coffee filters:
Step 1: Compress & Then Flaten The Coffee filter
Take your coffee filters, one at a time, and wad (or compress into a lump!) them up…then flatten them out. This makes them look less like coffee filters and more like old paper…
Step 2: Shape The Coffee Filters Like A Flower
Fold, squeeze, and fold the filters (one at a time) like the picture (the video shows you how)… you aren’t making a detailed flower necessarily, just getting them in a form that needed to look pretty on the wreath! It would save you time.
Step 3: Insert The Pin Into Stem
Now, put a straight pin in the “stem” of the paper may retain the shape.
Step 4: Insert Filter Paper Into Wreath Form
Start making the row of the filter paper by inserting the stem inside and secure with the pin.
Because the wreath is a similar color to the coffee filters, you don’t need to go crazy pinning these all over the place. Go easy on the coffee filters unless you want a poofy wreath, and if poofy is what you’re looking for…then go nuts!
Step 5: Insert The Dyed Paper Flowers Between Filters Paper Flowers
Now take your coffee filter (watercolor) flowers and tuck and pin them here and there around your wreath… add them in places you think the wreath needs a bit of color…
Step 6: Insert The Fall Pick Decoration
Complete three rows, and After your wreath is ruffly, take your fall pick and put it anywhere you think looks nice… You’ll know just where to add a little color~
Ya know what I like about this? That a few very simple, humble elements come together to make something rather lovely…when I look at it, I’m reminded God can do that…
Step 7: Hang the Coffee Filter Wreath
Attach a hook at the top of the wreath and hang it proudly at the front wall.
Video Tutorial For Fall Wreath
The video today is just over 2 minutes; see how quickly this project goes!? And I take you to the dining room to show you where this cute little wreath will live throughout the autumn season…
At the end of all my tutorial videos, I always ask you to send me a photo of the project if you do one of your own…my sweet new friend Alena from Moscow sent me her version, which is SO beautiful and inspires me to want to make another one! Thank you, Alena xo
Sending love, my sweet friends
How Many Coffee Filters Are Needed for a Wreath?
Here is a rough idea of how many filters are needed to cover the wreath forms of various sizes for coffee filter wreaths:
- Small Wreath Form (12-16 inches): Approximately 200-250 coffee filters.
- Medium Wreath (18-24 inches): Approximately 250-400 coffee filters.
- Large Wreath (24 inches and above): Approximately 400-550+ coffee filters.
Actually, the final amount of coffee filters depends upon the size and thickness of the filters, how tightly you pack them, and the desired fullness of the wreath.
How Much Time Would It Take To Make DIY Coffee Filter Wreath?
It is hard to say how long it would take to prepare a wreath. It depends upon the number of coffee filters you would use. For mine, 200 filters took 4 hours (much time on making the flowers!). You can call the kids for this.