Friday, December 30, 2011

Coffee filter wreath

It's good to be back! I have missed crafting and posting but, I have redeemed myself by coming up with something really awesome for y'all tonight!

What you'll need:
* 200 8-12 oz. white coffee filters
* Styrofoam wreath (I used the medium sized from from Hobby Lobby)
* A big highlighter
*Hot glue gun and glue
*Spray glitter (optional)

I thought I was going to need at least 400 coffee filters, because according to my source, she used an estimated 375 coffee filters. Maybe we used different sized filters and wreaths, or maybe she packed hers in tighter than I did mine. I probably used around 170 because I glued on several that fell off, or I ripped off because I didn't like the location. But just to be safe I would buy two packages of the 200 count, you can always use the extras or return them! :)

Now this is a project that could be spread out over several days, or could be done on a day where you have nothing to do, which was what I had today... nothing to do. It took me from about 3pm till 10pm. Of course I watched movies and ate lunch/dinner in that time.

I did the middle part of my wreath first. To get the shape of your filters you are going to want to wrap one of the filters around your sharpie, then glue the top flat part of the highlighter tip.

Next, push the highlighter and your filter onto the wreath. Here are several pictures through the process of me applying the highlighter and coffee filter.  

If you look closely I have the wreath between my legs, this was the most helpful way to apply the coffee filters on the inside of the wreath. The section I am working on is almost facing straight down. Trust me, this method is tried and true!

For the inside... at FIRST I was putting 3 to 4 coffee filters in a row, this quickly became a problem and this was the point where I had to rip out several filters because it was getting too jammed packed. See how mine was just overflowing and spilling out?

This is how it should look from the side. Poofy on one side, and flat on the other.

Back view.

Doing the top part was EASY. It started coming along much faster when I got to the top!

Ouch! This might happen to you if you don't hold onto your coffee filter while it's on the highlighter! Make sure you keep a firm grip!

 This looks like a cake!

So far I am loving it! But wait.. theres more...

That's right! SPRAY GLITTER!!!


Meet after...

This one is DEFINITELY a pin!

Here is the original.. I found on Pinterest


  1. Very cute! Finding a way to dye or color the filters before you use them could be a nice way to change it up.

  2. You read my mind Trish! I was almost tempted to lightly spray paint it with my new light purple spray paint.. but then I was scared I'd ruin it. I think I am going to make another one though eventually and spray paint it and see what happens!