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November 07, 2011

Tutorial: Coffee Filter Wreath

Let’s have a moment of silence…because my coffee maker has taken a turn for the worse. No matter how much coffee I put in, or how strong I brew it, it comes out tasting super watery. Sad day, my friends. This girl loves her cup of joe.

Let’s take this $1.00 Goodwill wreath…

and some lone filters…

and make something fun. Ready?

First, I wrapped the wreath in white ribbon. If I was using a cardboard or styrofoam wreath, it wouldn’t matter. But, I wanted something solid to glue my filters to. Ignore the fuzzy picture–not sure what’s up with that.

I do not like burning my fingers (I mean, who does?), so this is a little trick I read online. Place a sharpie inside of the filter and dab your hot glue on the end, holding the sharpie.

Place the glue on the wreath and hold for a few seconds. I started with the front, then moved to the inside and the sides.

Right now it looks like a bridal veil from the 80’s. Keep going…

and going…

until you have this!

It’s so fluffy! I love it! And, I love it even more because it is made of coffee filters–near and dear to my heart.

I would say that I probably used around 200-250 filters–worth every one. Now, if someone would like to bring me coffee. Every day.

Enjoying the Good Life,



  1. This is incredible!! I have to make one…

  2. Kendra, this is gorgeous. I love it!

    • goodwillsc

      Thanks, Lauren!

  3. A Christmas break project for myself….make this amazing wreath! And it is so inexpensive!

    • goodwillsc

      Let’s have a “Confessions wreath-making party”!!

  4. Love it!!

    • goodwillsc

      Thanks, Destiny!

  5. I’ve made one of these too, and they turn out great…

    But yours is better. : )

  6. beautifully done! Thanks for the great tip to save fingers…my fingertips thank you too!

    • goodwillsc

      I have burnt my fingers one too many times! I was so glad to learn that tip from someone else!

  7. This turned out fabulous!! So sorry about your coffee maker!! I totally understand the need for coffee!! thank you for sharing at Uncommon!
    Bonnie 😉

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