I made something fun for our front door a couple of weeks ago that I wanted to share.
I had seen pictures of these coffee filter wreaths online a couple of times, and wanted to make one of my own for the fall. I kind of made things up as I went along, but if you’d like the how-to…here’s what I did.
- I bought a styrofoam wreath ring and some natural-colored coffee filters. I bought a package of 200 and I have more than enough left-over. I went with the natural brown color, because it reminded me more of fall. I bet this wreath would look beautiful for winter if you used white filters!
- Using your glue gun, cover up the styrofoam with the coffee filters. This doesn’t have to be neat – just make sure you can’t see any of the white ring. I flattened out the coffee filters and then wrapped them around, as best I could. I even ripped them a bit, if I needed to, so they fit how I wanted them.
- To make the poofs, first – flatten out a coffee filter. Then, fold it in half three times.
- Snip off the bottom triangle of the coffee filter. You can adjust how much you cut off based on how high you want the poofs to sit on the wreath.
- I started with the wreath laying flat on its back and glued poofs all around the circle. I tried to alternate how they were laying on the wreath so that it didn’t look too perfect (not that any of my crafting comes out looking perfect!). Then I glued along the inside and outside of the wreath. I made sure to fill in any holes or awkward-looking spots with extra poofs! Don’t be afraid to shuffle things around until you like how it looks – Glue guns are great smooshing tools! (That’s some professional language there – try not to be intimidated).
- I hot glued a loop of twine to the back of mine to hang it up. (You could also use a pretty piece of ribbon if you wanted to dress it up a bit). Be generous with the glue so that your hook doesn’t come apart. Let the glue dry completely before you try to hang it up.