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Colorful Coffee Filter Wreath

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Looking for a fun, cheap and easy craft to make with items from around the house? Look no further! The Colorful Coffee Filter Wreath from Annie for The Chic Country Cottage is an easy way to create something fantastic.

Colorful Coffee Filter Wreath

Materials:

  • Food Coloring
  • Coffee Filters (Box of 100)
  • Wreath Form
  • Baking Sheet
  • Bowls for Food Colorig

Instructions:

  1. Coffee filters and food coloring?? Oh yes!! Gather em up!

    Colorful Coffee Filter Wreath
     
  2. I used an entire container of 100 coffee filters for my wreath. Get some water in a bowl and add the desired food coloring. I started with just red. Dip the end of your coffee fiter in like so...

    Colorful Coffee Filter Wreath
     
  3. The water sort of wicks up and colors the entire filter. I set mine on a baking sheet to dry.

    Colorful Coffee Filter Wreath
     
  4. And I did not divide up my filters evenly. This looked like enough of this pink color so I went on to the next color...

    Colorful Coffee Filter Wreath
  5. Next was green using the same method...

    Colorful Coffee Filter Wreath
     
  6. I used the same baking sheet for all my colors and put a sheet of paper between each one. They did sort of bleed through a little. But the wreath turned out great so I would not worry about it if I was you!

    Colorful Coffee Filter Wreath
     
  7. Next came a purple-ish color. Red and blue make purple! :)

    Colorful Coffee Filter Wreath
     
  8. When you mix two different food colorings you can kind of see each color on the coffee filter....see the blue-ish tint on the tops of them. I thought that was extra cool!

     Colorful Coffee Filter Wreath
     
  9. Then I did a green-ish yellow for my last color.

    Colorful Coffee Filter Wreath
     
  10. Now to attach them to your wreath form. I have standard wreath forms that I have covered in strips of white cotton material. This makes it extra easy to just rip everything off when you are ready for a change and re-use the form. I took each coffee filter and put the eraser end of a pencil down in it. 

    Colorful Coffee Filter Wreath
     
  11. Put on some hot glue and started attaching. One row like this....

    Colorful Coffee Filter Wreath
     
  12. Then the next row like this...I just randomly put on the colors. No rhyme or reason.

    Colorful Coffee Filter Wreath
     
  13. Then the inside row.

    Colorful Coffee Filter Wreath
     
  14. And the last row right on top. Then any extra filters I used to fill in any gaps. Go ahead and get your coffee filters! I know you wanna make one!

    Colorful Coffee FIlter Wreath

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Instead of coffee filters you could use colored Kleenex or tissue paper

I used this idea to make a Christmas wreath put some picks of silver glitter balls and branches of red berries among the coffee filters. I left the coffee filters white for it but now I want to do the colours for an Easter/Spring wreath. It is so super easy to make but the result is absolutely gorgeous and I got so many compliments and also a lot of "You made this out of what?!" It's a wonderful way to impress your non-crafty friends and neighbors because it looks like something bought in a boutique store. Most of my friends had to actually be shown that it was made of coffee filters. I would recommend this even for beginner crafters because the result is so beautiful but the process is easy. A real confidence builder!

I will make one of these to put into open class aat the county fair.

I like the idea. I have two empty, but painted, by a special technique wine botttles, with a winter scene. When I have some spare time, I'm thinking of trying this on the neck of one of them. Of course, using Christmas colours because of the painted scene, with sub-title "Let It Snow". It will be just a trail, for I'm always looking for crafty things....

awesome! I love this idea for inexpensive wreaths, I'll be making lots of these.

Beautiful..I'm gonna make one for my friend who loves tye dye and bring it as a gift for her garden party this month..thank u sooo much!!

The colors blend together so nicely. It's very pretty.

that's a great idea for children or adult crafts, inexpensive, easy and non messy! love it!

i do that with tussue paper

Sounds like a blast my 9 yr old will love it A no brainer for an afternoon after school thanks

I like this wreath. It reminds me of the tissue wreaths we made in high school. JCG1224

This is really pretty!

I did something similar to this when my kids were very small. We used coffee filters that I sprayed with water and the kids used water color paints which spread and blended nicely. You could get a much wider range of colors and it will be more vibrant!

I love this! Your colors are so feminine, my mother would love this for mothers day! Thanks for the idea!

I think this is a great wreath -- very nice.

This is so cute. I have just got to try this one.

Very nice and easy too !

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