Coffee Filter Wreath (2024)

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Learn how to make a coffee filter wreath using Dollar Tree supplies! This takes some time, but it’s inexpensive and the results are worth it!

Skills Required: None. Even if you’ve never crafted before, you can make this wreath. The only skill it takes is patience, because it does take some time to add so many filters to a form.

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Coffee filters are a very under appreciated craft supply. Yes – I said craft supply. If you do a little search online, you’ll find a ton of things people have made with them. Everything from flowers to cottagecore to kids’ crafts. They’re not just for filtering your morning grounds!

As you probably guessed, I’m using them to show you how to make a coffee filter wreath. And you’re going to be happy, because this is a really inexpensive and easy craft idea. I will say this: it’s going to be the easiest craft you’ll ever do with the biggest impact when you’re done.

You’ll have to let me know in the comments if you find that to be true, but I was pretty shocked at how impactful the finished wreath was.

When I purchased the supplies at Dollar Tree, it was pretty funny. The cashier asked me what I was doing with so many coffee filters, and I told her “I’m making a coffee filter wreath.” She did a double take.

She couldn’t imagine how it would turn out and asked that I bring it back to show her when done. It’s not that far from my house, so I did. And she was wowed!

I think you’re going to be wowed when you make this home decor for yourself. I can say that I was, for sure. It’s impressive.

Wreath Made with Coffee Filters

There are three steps to making this cool DIY wreath. You’re going to fold the filters into cones, hot glue them to the form, then add a hanger. That’s all there is to it! The only investment in this bad boy is the time.

How many coffee filters do I need for a wreath?

My project used in the neighborhood of 550 to 600 coffee filters. The filters were 150 per pack at Dollar Tree, for a total of $4 spent on the filters. You can also get them on Amazon. The unbleached kind would make a cool wreath too, don’t you think?

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Ready to get started? Here’s how it’s made!

Gather These Supplies

It’s difficult to estimate the time it takes to complete this project, but I would say about eight hours total. It depends on a variety of factors like how fast you fold and how fast you glue. Maybe make the kids fold and roll the coffee filters? Sorry for the suggestion, kids! 😮

The wreath is going to get very fluffy! Here’s a preview of what to expect.

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I also made a bow for mine using a Bowdabra. I kind of love it! Perfect for decorating any time of year. Let me know what you think in the comments!

Yield: 1 wreath

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Learn how to make a wreath with coffee filters from the dollar store! It's the easiest home decor project you'll ever do.

Prep Time30 minutes

Active Time8 hours

Total Time8 hours 30 minutes


Estimated Cost$14


  • Wreath form - 16"
  • Coffee filters - around 550 to 600
  • Pipe cleaner


  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Awl or toothpick
  • Scissors


  1. Start by folding a filter in half, and then in half again. Then you're going to roll it into a cone shape, somewhat tight at the bottom and more loose at the top.Coffee Filter Wreath (10)
  2. Bend the bottom of the filter cone, which makes a tab for you to glue on and also keeps the cone from unraveling.Coffee Filter Wreath (11)
  3. Place a dab of hot glue on the tab. Press down on the inside of the wreath form. Pick a point about midway down on the inside.Coffee Filter Wreath (12)
  4. Start with one, then glue one right next to it. Then one right next to that.Coffee Filter Wreath (13)
  5. Continue all the way around the wreath form gluing coffee filters, until you have worked your way around the inside of the circle.Coffee Filter Wreath (14)
  6. Mark where you finish the row with your finger. That's the point at which you will start the second row. Continue just as you did before, gluing coffee filters down.Coffee Filter Wreath (15)
  7. You're going to repeat the process on the entire wreath form - here's the diagram for approximately where you'll want each row to go.Coffee Filter Wreath (16)
  8. Once done, flip the wreath over to the back.Coffee Filter Wreath (17)
  9. Punch two holes in the back of the wreath form with an awl or a toothpick (even a BBQ skewer would work). Cut a piece of pipe cleaner, fold into a U, and hot glue into the holes.Coffee Filter Wreath (18)
  10. Hang your coffee filter wreath on any surface you like, even a covered porch! They are very easy to hang with Command strips.Coffee Filter Wreath (19)

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If you enjoyed making this coffee filter wreath, let me know in the comments! Plus I hope you’ll check out these other unique wreath ideas in a variety of themes/holidays:

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How many coffee filters does it take to make a wreath? ›

The supplies for this craft are basic, you just need a 12″ flat wreath form, ribbon and coffee filters. I used 400 coffee filters for this wreath! Tie your ribbon around the wreath form, make it long enough to be a hanger. These pictures show you how to fold each coffee filter.

Can I use coffee filters as parchment paper? ›

Because coffee filters do not have a silicone coating, they aren't quite as nonstick as parchment paper. To make up for this, you'll simply need to brush or spray the filter with oil before pouring in your batter or adding your food onto the lined baking pan.

How much coffee do I need for 1 cup of coffee filter? ›

In general, a tablespoon of coffee equals approximately 10.6 grams. So, for a cup of coffee, you will want to use 1 ½ to 2 tablespoons of coffee grinds. We're not talking about instant coffee crystals, but grounds from actual coffee beans. If you are using scoops, you'll want the scoop to be equal to 2 tablespoons.

How long do you boil coffee filters? ›

To remove oil build up we suggest boiling your filter every 6-8 weeks (or as is necessary). Boil for 10 minutes in fresh water. Repeat if build up is heavy. Add a teaspoon of baking soda or distilled vinegar to the boil to freshen, as is necessary.

Can you sew coffee filters? ›

In fact, if you're using a basket filter in your coffee maker, you could get away without sewing the edges at all (though your filter will ravel at the edges and not last as long). You will need to sew if you're making cone-style filters.

Should you wet paper coffee filters? ›

Benefits of Wetting the Coffee Filter

By wetting the filter paper, the dissolved solutes are washed out, allowing for a cleaner extraction process. This results in a smoother cup of coffee with a well-rounded flavor profile, as the unwanted solutes won't be transferred to the coffee during brewing.

What can I use instead of coffee filter paper? ›

The most common alternative to coffee filter paper

Utilizing paper towels or napkins can be just as effective! However, it is important that you keep an eye out for the type of towel used — opt for unbleached brown varieties instead since they are usually healthier with better taste than those treated with chemicals.

Can I use a cupcake liner as a coffee filter? ›

No! Might be the right shape, but the wrong material. Cupcake cups are made to keep everything inside so none of the batter or even moisture leaks through. Coffee filters on the other hand are for filtering, letting water through, but trapping larger particulars like the coffee grounds.

What can old coffee filters be used for? ›

13 Unexpected Uses for Coffee Filters
  • Place them between stacked plates. ...
  • Use one as a snack bowl. ...
  • Clean windows and mirrors. ...
  • Place one in the bottom of a flower pot. ...
  • Corral small pieces in one place. ...
  • Dust your TV. ...
  • Line a colander or sieve. ...
  • Catch popsicle drips.
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How long will the stack of coffee filters take to hit the ground? ›

Short Answer

The air resistance of five coffee filters is 0.0833 N. The time that the stack of coffee filters to hit the ground is 23.4 s.

What is the ratio for filter coffee extraction? ›

For those without a scale, using tablespoons and ounces to measure coffee or water, follow the ratio of 1:4. Use 1 tablespoon of coffee for every 4 ounces of water. A scale will be much more precise and your results will be more consistent.


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