Make a Pretty Coffee Filter Wreath

Learn how to transform plain paper coffee filters into a beautiful wreath for spring.

I love working with paper. Last summer we were cleaning out a relative's place and I ended up with a ton of paper coffee filters. I didn't have the heart to throw them away thinking that one day I could somehow use them. I wasn't planning on drinking 800 pots of coffee (my husband might beg to differ), but I thought it would be fun to re-purpose them into something practical, useful and different.

Display the Coffee Filter Wreath

Display the Coffee Filter Wreath

Learn how to make this wreath from coffee filters.

Photo by: Melissa Caughey

Melissa Caughey

Perhaps what I came up with would remind me of my relative too. As I thought, I crinkled the thin paper between my fingers, and noticed how beautiful and almost rose-like they appeared pressed together in my hand. It dawned on me that I could transform these into a wreath, and boy is it a pretty one.

Coffee Filter Wreath Materials

Coffee Filter Wreath Materials

Gathering supplies for the coffee filter wreath.

Photo by: Melissa Caughey

Melissa Caughey

I'm not going to lie. Hot gluing 700 coffee filters to a wreath form takes time.  In fact, this craft took a few hours, but the cost was practically next to nothing and the resulting wreath is gorgeous.

For this craft you will need :

Coffee Filter Wreath Petal Assembly

Coffee Filter Wreath Petal Assembly

Fold the coffee filter in half three times to create one petal.

Photo by: Melissa Caughey

Melissa Caughey

  • 12 inch firm foam wreath
  • 700 or so coffee filters
  • hot glue gun
  • scissors
  • garden twine or ribbon
Hot Glue the Petals on the Coffee Filter Wreath

Hot Glue the Petals on the Coffee Filter Wreath

Staggered rows of coffee filter petals are added to the wreath.

Photo by: Melissa Caughey

Melissa Caughey

To make a petal, fold one filter in half, then again and once more. It should look like this. Fold up the bottom tip into a small triangle and glue it into place on the wreath.

Glue Coffee Filters Around the Entire Wreath

Glue Coffee Filters Around the Entire Wreath

Continue gluing coffee filter petals all the way around the wreath. The filters should be densely glued together.

Photo by: Melissa Caughey

Melissa Caughey

As you begin gluing the petals to the wreath form, stagger the rows and glue them closely together. Continue gluing them in place around the wreath. Work in the same direction until you make your way entirely around the wreath and meet the original petals.

Once you have made your way with petals all the way around the wreath, trim any petals that stick up a bit too high with a pair of scissors. You can leave your wreath white, or you can try adding color to it with some tinted spray paint. To hang the wreath, tie a piece of twine or ribbon around the top and display.

Next Up

Flower Power! Make a Paper Dahlia

Learn how to create a beautiful hanging paper flower for a pretty, botanical twist on your home decor.

Go for the Glam! Make Gilt Feathers

Learn how to turn feathers into works of art with a quick and easy gilt transformation. 

Make Animal Footprints for Kids’ Playtime in the Sand

Let your kids leave tracks wherever they wander on the beach with these DIY animal footprints.

Easy-to-Make Bottle Trees Express Whimsical Southern Style

Find out what makes this Southern garden staple such a special tradition.

See What the Buzz Is About: Make a DIY Wasp-Catcher

Upcycle an old wine bottle into a pretty wasp trap that can adorn your porch or patio this summer.

Make Dad This DIY Pasta Measuring Tool

For a dad who loves gadgets, a customized pasta measuring tool is an easy and fun DIY gift this Father’s Day.

One Wreath Form, Three Different Wreaths

A simple chipboard wreath form can be turned into a variety of different wreath styles for the holidays.

Pool Noodle St. Patrick's Day Wreath

Hit the dollar store and bring the luck of the Irish to your front door with this simple and fun pool noodle wreath.

DIY Sparklers Craft

Learn how to create these fun, whimsical—and safe—sparklers for this year's Fourth of July celebrations.

10 Eccentric Wreaths to Make This Halloween

Let your wild side come out to play this Halloween.

What We're Loving Now

More From the Archives

Browse through our archives to discover "why-didn't-I-think-of-that" projects, cool hacks and  genius DIY ideas.

Read Our Previous Posts

Meet the Team

About the Team

Get to know the crafty, creative writers and editors behind DIY's Made+Remade blog. 

Go Behind the Blog