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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Coffee Filter Wreath Tutorial

Here is the second tutorial that I have been mentioning the past few days:
Coffee Filter Wreath Tutorial

I have seen a couple different versions of this floating around blogland for a while now and decided to finally make one. So here is my version. I warn you it is picture heavy, but what good tutorial isn't?! :) And I hope you understand it. I had trouble wording it all so if you have any questions, PLEASE feel free to email me. My email is listed in my profile.

You will need:
-Wreath Form
-Coffee filters (I bought a pack of 200)
-Chalk or ink
-Glue gun and glue stick (I used a low temp gun so my fingers didn't burn.)

How to:

Here is my finished wreath. I LOVE it! It turned out so fluffy. I hung it on a mirror next to my front door. I just placed a command hook above the mirror and tied the ribbon around it. I then took extra ribbon, and made a bow at the top near the hook to add a little extra. I used about 150, maybe a few more, of my original 200 filters.

And there you have it! I hope you enjoy my wreath as much as I do. It took a lot of time to create but if you don't chalk the edges, it will be A LOT faster. If you create your own wreath using my tutorial, I would love for you to share it with me.

Linking up to:
Home is Where My Story Begins: Home and Family Friday
Blue Cricket Designs: Show and Tell
Somewhat Simple: Strut Your Stuff Thursday
The Shabby Chic Cottage: Transformation Thursday
Fingerprints on the Fridge: Feature Yourself Friday
The Shabby Nest: Frugal Friday
Remodelaholic: Remodelaholic Anonymous Meeting
Crystal's Craft Spot: Feature Friday
Tatertots and Jell-o: Weekend Wrap-up Party

It's FUN to Craft: "Look at Me" Party
Funky Junk Interiors: Saturday Nite Special
Night Owl Crafting: Hoo's Got Talent?
Today's Creative Blog: Get Your Craft On Tuesday


  1. Beautiful!!! love it, fab. job. Isn't it great tinting the edges or tips. I did that with my coffee filter fire cracker topiary... and my patriotic garland. I painted the tips too. It adds so much. Have a good one. Jenn

  2. I just found your blog a couple of weeks ago (I can't remember where now) and I love it!! This wreath is gorgeous, I am definitely going to have to try it soon!

  3. Another project I have been wanting to try! Great minds think alike, right!? Your tutorial is fantastic and I totally love the chalked edges. :0)

  4. Tempted to try it, but oh my! That is a lot of coffee filter flowers! It looks so beautiful though, I may just have to break down and do it! You should check out the giveaway from Heidi and tell her I sent you! Then we both get entered! You can get to her blog on my blog. I wonder if the chalk would last on my front door??? Hmmmmm.....

  5. This is gorgeous! I really need a glue gun!

    I'm a new follower from New Friend Friday!

    Untypically Jia: My Inner Child Needs Another Pepsi

  6. coming over from NFF. Adorable blog!


  7. what a beautiful project - from plain coffee filters to oh so pretty! great job, and thank you for the tutorial!

  8. Following you from Friday Follows - hope to see you at Dropped Stitches.

    xo Erin

  9. This is also amazing, girl you have to stop making the rest of us look like slackers:)

  10. I thought I was already following you from your earlier wreath but apparently not so I am now! Came in via NFF.

  11. Wow, this is beautiful! I've enjoyed browsing around your blog. My husband is an Army CPT as well here in Georgia ;D

  12. Well done tutorial!!!!

    GREAT SITE!! I can't wait to explore more!! I am your newest FRIDAY follower!

    Plz visit and follow at:

  13. Okay, I am having a craft day with some girls to make this! We are all super excited!! :) I will post pictures when we do this, which hopefully will be Monday. Off to get supplies!!

  14. Very striking! I wonder what other ways you could treat the edges to look antiqued, or glittered for Christmas, or red glitter for Valentine's? How cute would this be with the color theme for a wedding or baby shower? Love it!

  15. so pretty! thanks for sharing and the tutorial!

  16. Allison I LOVE your wreath! ADORABLE!! Can't believe you made that - you're so creative!!

  17. I hadn't seen this before. Cute idea with endless color schemes. Found you at New Friend Friday. Thanks for sharing. Happy Saturday! :o)

  18. this is totally cute! did you have any problem with the wreath form? i used one awhile back to *attempt* a new wreath for my door and the hot glue just wasn't doing it, it kept melting the wreath! AAAh! haha

    thanks for stopping by as well dear!!

  19. i came across your blog
    via the shabby nest and am
    loving your wreath idea!
    it looks fabulous..and i may
    attempt to try it myself!
    have a wonderful week!

  20. Gorgeous! I love the ink color. I really want to make one now.

  21. How cute! It turned out adorable and what a great tutorial! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

  22. Just found you and am tickled orange at this project! How darling and I love your subway art. I so want to do that but I don't have a circuit. I might just have to get creative! Love your ideas, new follower!

    Come check me out


  23. Hi what kind of chalk did you use? It doesn't look like sidewalk chalk (which is all I have laying around my house at the moment :) )


    1. I actually used ink, like the kind you would use in scrapbooking or with other paper projects. You can find them near the scrapbook stuff or in the ink/stamp aisle in craft stores.


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