DIY Coffee Filter Wreath

January 14, 2014

I am big on home decor, but I hate that empty period between Christmas and Valentine’s Day where the house feels so plain and dull.  I like having a wreath on our front door.  It’s warm and inviting.  I had been browsing online shops for a winter wreath, but everything screamed the holiday season. So I headed to the ever-inspiring Pinterest and found a tutorial for the popular coffee filter wreath.  The tutorial I pinned was for a square wreath, but I like the classic shape and style of a round wreath.

I used the top of a gift box to make a wreath form.  I traced a large round shape on the box, then a smaller round shape in the middle and cut it out.  Then I started making the back of my wreath with coffee filters folded in half, then again to make a triangular shape.  The shape of the coffee filter lends a ruffled edge to this wreath so you want the top of the coffee filter to hang over the edge a little bit.  With a hot glue gun, carefully glue your coffee filters to the wreath form.  If you have part of your form showing at this point, it’s okay because it’s the back of your wreath.

The front of my wreath was done in two layers.  Using the same technique as the back of my wreath, I folded my coffee filters in half, then in half again.  This time I folded the tip over and sort of scrunched the filter down and secured it with hot glue.  Continue to do this around the outer and inner edge of your wreath form.  When you’re done gluing your coffee filters, fluff them to make the wreath poof and ruffle.  Hang your wreath with a pretty ribbon.  I chose a sheer light blue ribbon because the color reminded me of winter.

I asked my husband if he knew what I made the wreath out of.  He said, “Toilet paper?”  So I replied, “Does it look that shitty?”  He laughed and then asked what I was going to do with it.  Hang it on the front door, of course!
This project didn’t take up too much of my time and you probably already have everything to make it in your home!  If not, a trip to the dollar store is all it will take to craft a unique wreath for your home.


  • Coffee filters (I used just about a whole package for this project)
  • Wreath form made from cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun and hot glue sticks
  • Ribbon


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