13 Coffee Filter Crafts

13 Coffee Filter Crafts

Whether you're crafting with your kids or simply creating elegant, affordable decor, coffee filter crafts are a great way to make your crafting green!

Coffee Filter Crafts

From delicate flowers to wreaths that make elegant decor, these coffee filter crafts are a great way to reuse household products by transforming them into unique, personalized home decor!

With the side selection of coffee makers available these days, so many do not even require coffee filters. With these craft projects, you can put them to good use instead of just throwing them away. Making your home a little more handmade is such a great way to reuse and recycle materials that would have otherwise just been thrown away.

Let these simple but beautiful green crafting ideas get you inspired to create your own wreaths, flowers, bouquets, and more!

Coffee Filter Flowers

The thin, almost translucent texture of coffee filters makes them perfect for transforming into paper flowers. Great for making with your kids to get them into crafting, coffee filter flowers are just what you need for your next faux flower bouquet.

Coffee Filter Wreaths

Wreaths can get expensive; between the base, the additions, flowers, glue, and appliques, even making your own wreath can be more money and work than it's worth. Plus, what if you don't like the finished product? These coffee filter wreaths are so great because they're affordable, easy to make, and you know you're going to get a fun, elegant wreath that you'll be proud to display on your front door.

Other Coffee Filter Decor

For home decor, lesson plans, recycling ideas, and more, these crafts are just what you need to get your crafting fix today. Garland and a homemade paper angel add a special touch to your holiday decor. And what list of recycled crafts would be complete without some paper snowflakes?

Types of Coffee Filters

Types of Coffee Filters

Not only is choosing the right project important, but you should make sure that the coffee filters you already have match those that your project calls for. Keep in mind that white filters are better for dying different colors, while brown filters are unprocessed, which makes them the slightly more environmentally friendly option!

Basket-type: Basket-type coffee filters are by far the most common type, and they are probably the ones that you will be using the most for crafting purposes. More often than not, basket-types will come in white, which makes them great for dying different colors. We recommend using this type for making flowers.​

Cone-type: Cone-type coffee filters are also very common, especially for smaller coffee makers. They come in various sizes, so if the project you are working on calls for a specific size, be sure to find that size exactly. Typically you will find cone-type coffee filters in both brown and white paper. Purchase accordingly for the project of your choosing!

How do you craft with your coffee filters?
Let us know in the comments!

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