The Coffee Filter Wreath January 30, 2012 DIY, Floral Tutorials, Home Decor, Home Decor Tutorials, LCH Interiors 93 Comments 149483 Just like opinions- everyone has one now, right? Except me. And I wanted one. I had plenty of material too since getting a Keurig machine for coffee making. I was inspired by this totally gorgeous wreath at Jones Design Company. I wanted to make mine more all-season friendly, so I decided to leave out the berries and such and use more muted colors. As for the method, I didn’t take any actual pictures during the process because I was sort of making it up (shocker, no?). I chose 3 pink paint colors (Folk Art, from AC Moore)-which I diluted and/or mixed until I got a color I liked. I had 3 plastic cups that I mixed various colors in. Then I dunked each filter in a color, squeezed it out, and hung it up to dry. I’d add brown or more pink to change the color of the paint water as I continued dying the filters. For the light creamy ones, I used strong brewed tea. To get a cool natural gradient look you can use a paint brush to dab different colors on the edges of the filter. Once the filters were dry (which didn’t take as long as I thought it would), I began making the flowers. I followed the above tutorial exactly (which was a new way of making flowers for me!).***Update: My flower making tutorial can be seen here*** Instead of my usual foam wreath form, I decided to try one of the floral wire ones (like these at Save on Crafts). I wrapped it in strips of burlap (that I had on hand) secured with hot glue, and it worked perfecftly! Bonus: it’s like 1/4 the price of the same size styrofoam wreath. Then I began gluing the flowers on, clustering some colors in certain areas, but also keeping it a bit random. It didn’t take long for it to really come together and look amazing. I finished it off with a wide green ribbon that I got on clearance at Michael’s. The Dollar Tree is a great place to find ribbon as well. Right now this beauty is in my booth, but if no one snatches it up I’ll be bringing it home with me! 93 Responses Marilyn January 30, 2012 This wreath is gorgeous! I’m impressed! The colors are very sophisticated! Reply Angela January 30, 2012 It is beautiful! I love the colors! 🙂 Reply Kate January 30, 2012 OK. That totally does not look like coffee filters! It is beautiful! You did a great job! Reply Kathy January 31, 2012 I love your wreath! It is more beautiful than the inspiration. Thanks for sharing. Reply Amanda January 31, 2012 Oh wow, this is gorgeous! I would have never thought that it was made of coffee filters! Brilliant idea to dye them. Reply Kassi @ Truly Lovely January 31, 2012 I LOVE THIS! The color screams spring! Reply Debbie January 31, 2012 Definitely LOVE this and want to do – however, which tutorial showed you how to make the flowers? Reply rachaelevans January 31, 2012 Debbie- Click on the image of “autumn wreath” to be taken to that post 🙂 Reply dorris maynard September 22, 2012 This is truly gorgeous! Simple but beautiful. I can see doing this wreath for every season. I am not creative by nature but this really inspired me. i look forward to viewing your other projects. Thank you for sharing this with us. Michelle November 10, 2012 I am making one of these this weekend, I cannot wait till it is done, I am really excited!! trial and error, I dis figure out an easier way to make the flowers, I am very pleased at how this is turning out! thanks for the pin 🙂 Daniela February 1, 2012 Amazing job! Reply Tammy February 1, 2012 Love the color choices……. How much are you asking for it in your booth? Do you ship? thanks. Reply rachaelevans February 1, 2012 Thanks Tammy! I’ll send you an email with details. Reply linda April 6, 2012 would love info on ordering also, please. thanks so much. Karen May 3, 2012 Would LOVE to purchase one of these. Can you please email me about how to purchase one? Thanks much. Karen rachaelevans May 5, 2012 I’m quoting $50 plus shipping, reason being they take like 15 hours to make. If you’re interested, shoot me an email at email@example.com. Kelly February 6, 2013 Can you please email me details if you have thsi wreath available for sale? I am looking to pay for overnight shipping in order to have for Friday eb 8th for a party Thanks in advance for your time, Kelly firstname.lastname@example.org Rachael Evans February 6, 2013 Hi Kelly, I don’t think I could make one by then unfortunately. They take about 6+ hours to make, and I have other commitments tomorrow. But you should try it, really!! Kim @ Cheap Chic Home February 1, 2012 I saw this on Pinterist. I really like the colors! I usually just see these in natural. Reply Bobbi February 1, 2012 Absolutely Gorgeous! LOVE!!!! Thank you for sharing. I can’t wait to make this! Reply Kristy February 1, 2012 I would be interested in pricing and possible shipping as well. I am located in MA. Thanks! Reply kristen kuhns February 2, 2012 very pretty!!! just pinned it for later…. Reply Alice February 2, 2012 These are very beautiful . Do you sell them and what is shipping cost. Thank you for sharing this wonderful idea. Reply Sweet Bee Cottage February 3, 2012 Found you via Pinterest – can I honestly say that your wreath is even prettier than the inspiration (sorry, don’t mean to hurt Jones Design’s feelings)? Well it is! Love the colors and the faded look. Thanks for your tutorial – now I need to pin it for myself! Reply Mrs. Smitty February 3, 2012 I love this! Most coffee filter wreaths I’ve seen are too bulky and “tight”. But I love the way this is loose, colorful and fun! Reply Just Jaime February 4, 2012 The colors make this look amazing!! Great job! Reply Angela February 5, 2012 I would LOVE to order a couple!!!! Reply larissa February 6, 2012 i want to make this, well technically, two…. i want to make a 30 for my inlaws anni party that i am planning.. i absolutely love how this looks tho. any pointers would be greatly appreciated. also i looked for the flower tutorial and couldn’t find it… Reply rachaelevans February 6, 2012 Larissa- the tutorial is towards the bottom of this post:http://jonesdesigncompany.com/create/a-pretty-autumn-wreath/ Oh…it looks like her site is having some technical issues…I will try to add a tutorial here…Sorry! Reply Chandra Thomas February 6, 2012 FYI, you can make your own foam wreath forms for 97 cents at the hardware store. Here’s the link I found on Pinterest! http://pinterest.com/pin/174162710559457213/ (copied from the link/ GOOD TO KNOW: a great tip for making a wreath: go to the plumbing department at Home Depot and grab a six foot long piece of foam tubing for $.97!! snip the length you want and duct tape the ends together.) Reply rachaelevans February 6, 2012 Chandra, I just saw this on Pinterest too…what a great tip!! Reply Vicki Bailey July 18, 2013 I think you could also use the swimming “noodles” that are $1 at Dollar Tree or Dollar Store. Cut to size and glue together. Beautiful idea! Reply Melanie February 6, 2012 Do you have the tutorial on how to make the flowers up? I tried to find it but for some reason it won’t bring it up. I LOVE this! I’m an artist. I paint children’s art for a living but I also bust out some other artsy things as well. I would LOVE to make one of these for my house! Thank you!!! Reply rachaelevans February 6, 2012 Melanie- the tutorial is here: http://jonesdesigncompany.com/create/a-pretty-autumn-wreath/ Have fun! Reply Melanie February 6, 2012 Thank you!!!! 😀 Dawn @ Designed by Dawn Nicole February 6, 2012 This is gorgeous! I actually like your version much better than the original!! We to have a Keurig (how awesome is it?!) so I’m gonna have to buy coffee filters to make one but I’m thinking it would be so cute in my coming daughter’s nursery in the pinks and grays I’m using! Thanks for sharing! 🙂 Reply rachaelevans February 7, 2012 Thank you Dawn! Reply The Humble Coffe Filter….Reinvented | ReStitch Me February 7, 2012 […] can find the how-to and links for more inspiration here. Adding the leaves and acorns really adds to the design on this autumn wreath, but I had zero […] Reply Rachelle February 7, 2012 How many coffee filters did it take for this one? Any idea? Reply rachaelevans February 7, 2012 Rachelle- It’s hard to recall, I used 3 stacks from a bag we had…must have been a large pack. I honestly have never bought coffee filters, so I don’t know what quantities they come in. I’m planning on making another one, and I’ll keep better track and update the post. Sorry! Reply Vicki Bailey July 18, 2013 They usually come in packs of 100 Erin Spain February 8, 2012 This is such a cool and creative idea! I featured this on my blog yesterday. -Erin diyonthecheap.blogspot.com Reply April February 9, 2012 I’m in the process of making it right now, and the colors aren’t coming out as strong as yours did. They all come out very light. I keep adding paint but it’s not making much of a difference. How did you get them to dye so well? Thanks for the help in advance! =) Reply rachaelevans February 9, 2012 April- What colors are you using (definitely use saturated colors, not pastel)? I used quite a bit of paint and not much water to get dark colors. I also like to paint them on a stack of newspaper versus dunk them. Next week I’ll be posting pictures of my method, but for now I’d try adding less water and possible trying food colors instead. Hope that helps! Reply Tutorial: Coffee Filter Flowers and Valentine’s Decor February 11, 2012 […] little while ago I posted about my coffee filter wreath, and some of you had questions about the process of making the flowers. I did get the tutorial […] Reply 30 Days of DIY: Day 28 - The Coffee Filter Flower Wreath | The Frugal Navy Wife March 1, 2012 […] the step by step over at Lovely Crafty Home Share this:ShareShareEmailRedditPrintDiggRelated […] Reply Shannon March 5, 2012 This is gorgeous and these are my wedding colors…. Would be a great centerpiece on a smaller scale with a large candle in the center!! Just wish I could duplicate the colors perfectly! Reply Ryann April 3, 2012 Can I purchase on of these? Do you ship them? Reply rachaelevans April 3, 2012 I can make one custom Ryann, contact me for pricing at email@example.com Reply Lets Lighten it up a Bit! How to Spring-ify your style. | Dormify April 9, 2012 […] wreath to your front door. Than, people can see how stylish you are without even going inside! Here is a cute and cheap one that doesn't take long to make.If you don't really have a place to display […] Reply Anita April 10, 2012 I so love this, makes me wish I had a coffee machine, just to make this lovely wreath 🙂 Reply Coffee Filter Flower Bouquet | designbylulu – paper | baby | home April 24, 2012 […] I came across | this | and | this | on Pinterest, both are adorable, simple, and inexpensive. Since I’m throwing a […] Reply Lindsay April 24, 2012 This looks beautiful! I was amazed at how easy it was to make the flowers (did a trial one without painting it. I went full scale and was going to make two wreaths (one for my mom & one for my mother-in-law). Holy crap! These took forever to dry (I now see that you did say 30 minutes each). They take quite a while to make each individual flower too. Kudos to you! I’m half way done with my first one after spending most of Sunday painting & starting the process. I linked to your site & credited your idea, if that’s okay! http://ugacrafts.blogspot.com/2012/04/coffee-filter-wreaths.html Reply Becky Bear May 18, 2012 Hi! I would love to purchase a wreath exactly like this from you! I love it! Are you taking orders? Let me know! Thanks! Reply Charmaine May 19, 2012 Absolutely stunning! I would love to make one. I bought a Costco sized package of coffee filters ages ago just to make something like this…hope I can pull it off! Reply Melissa June 5, 2012 I made this and it is so beautiful! I have gotten a ton of positive feed back! And I do a lot of wreaths with yarn and such and I use pool noodles!! I cut them, hot glue the ends together and while I’m holding it together for the glue to dry my hubby duct tapes the crap out of it in that area! Works great and noodles are only a dollar at the dollar tree!! Reply Andrea July 11, 2012 Could you also get the scented oil and make this wreath a scented wreath or does that change how the filters absorb the color? Reply rachaelevans July 12, 2012 Andrea- I’m not sure, if you try it will you let me know? Reply Nancy July 17, 2012 Hi I was just wondering why the wire form instead of the foam and if it made any difference? Both are cheap but I don’t have burlap available and don’t know how pricey it would be? Thanks Nancy Reply rachaelevans July 17, 2012 Nancy- You could use any wreath form you like. The wires ones were just a lot cheaper in the large size here, and I hoard burlap like it’s going out of style 🙂 Reply Shabby Chic Coffee Filter Wreath | The PinterTest Kitchen July 27, 2012 […] I found was that I had already pinned this coffee filter wreath from Lovely Crafty Home (thanks to Kimberly Gonzales for pinning it originally, making it show up in my stream). I did a […] Reply Suzanne Lazenby August 14, 2012 I am in love with your wreath!!!! I wish that I was as talented as you. You are amazing. 🙂 Do you sell them? Reply Mary August 25, 2012 Would you be willing to share the colors that you used on this wreath? I just bought some fall colors to try this with but would love to know what colors you used. Thank you! Reply rachaelevans August 25, 2012 Mary- I would love to share, but I basically mixed all the colors from some pinks, reds, and browns…nothing straight from the bottles. That’s my favorite way 🙂 Peachy pinks and taupe-y pinks are what I started with I think, then I added more red or brown to create different shades. All of the colors are the little $1-$2 bottles from the craft store. Reply A Coffee Filter Wreath | WhateverisLovely-Blog August 27, 2012 […] Source: Lovely Crafty Home […] Reply Kiddo’s Rooms and Blackout Curtains « Creating Happy Memories September 2, 2012 […] via […] Reply Sandra September 7, 2012 Started mine yesterday, the flowers are a little time consuming but worth it! Mine is a variety of purple hues, I started really light in color (once the color dries its a lot lighter than the color in the bowl you mix). I’m super excited to finish it! Thank you for inspiring me! Reply rachaelevans September 7, 2012 It took me about 10 hours total I think…good luck 🙂 Reply Sandra September 8, 2012 Thanks! Its taken me days since I can only work on it between work, kids’ school, soccer practice and everything else I take on. It will be worth the wait…I actually will start putting flowers on the wreath this weekend! 🙂 Brianna September 14, 2012 Are you still making this wreath? I would love to order one! Reply Rachael Evans September 21, 2012 Brianna- I can make the wreath, but no one who has ever inquired has actually ordered one. I think the shipping is cost prohibitive, and I’ve been quoting $50 because it takes me MANY hours to make one. With how little it costs to make in materials, I would definitely attempt it yourself! If you’re still interested, shoot me an email. Thanks!! Reply Kathy, The Chicken Chick October 9, 2012 Hello, new follower here! I would love to have you link up with my Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week! http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/10/upcycled-chicken-coop-clever-chicks.html I hope to see you there! Cheers! Kathy The Chicken Chick Reply jennie October 14, 2012 Finished mine today, took about 19 hrs from painting to the bow. I used a pool noodle that I cut length wise then in half. Urs is amazing and mines ok looking lol. Is there an easier way to make the flowers that u don’t have to cut? And I had issues hot gluing the flowers to the wreath, they didn’t want to stay in place, any tips? Reply Rachael Evans October 15, 2012 Jennie- I’m not sure of another way to make the flowers (generally I’m pretty bad at paper crafts…I have to really love it to try it haha). What kind of colors did you use? I think making flowers in natural colors helps with the realistic factor. Sometimes I find that hot glue doesn’t do well with styrofoam/foam…did you try a high temp gun? Reply Stephanie October 20, 2012 SUPER cute. I’m loving the idea of muti (yet still classy) colors! Reply Laura November 27, 2012 Hi, I love this and am going to try and make one this Christmas 🙂 just out of interest, what brand/type of coffee filters did you use? Thankyou! Reply Friday Favorites | Just a Spoonful of Sugar January 18, 2013 […] Wreath: The Coffee Filter Wreath. Gorgeous! It looks a little time-consuming, but the finished product […] Reply vintagefairie February 7, 2013 I appreciated your pictures, your directions and the link that you followed. I had a lot of fun making one. I learned a lot and can’t wait to make another one. I like how open your flowers are. Did you do anything special in the wrapping process to create that look? Mine were either tightly wound or huge! Here is a link to my completed wreath, sans bow, on Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/pin/300474606358664875/ Thanks so much for the inspiration! Reply Nree March 9, 2013 I am loving this so much I have to ask what colors you used for your paints? Or were they just three little pink colors?;) Reply Rachael Evans March 10, 2013 I’m sorry, I can’t remember the exact colors but I used a few pinks/corals and added brown and red in to make unlimited shades! Reply Pinterest Project - Coffee Filter Wreath | Wholesome WomanhoodWholesome Womanhood March 15, 2013 […] had the tutorial for this wreath pinned on my board. However, when I sat down to start crafting I realized that the wreath wasn’t exactly what I […] Reply 25 DIY Festive Fall Wreath Tutorials | Six Sisters' Stuff July 8, 2013 […] Fall Fabric Wreath Sunshine Wreath Glitter Wreath Wheat Wreath Fall Pumpkin Wreath Coffee Filter Wreath Fall Felt Flower Wreath Burlap Flower Wreath Fall Bunting Wreath Fall Pom Pom Wreath […] Reply Vicki Bailey July 18, 2013 I love this! Will definitely try to make one! Reply Bonnie March 17, 2014 Thanks so much for this! I made a wreath as well using a yellow and a bit of green… those two colors diluted differently and mixed have me a ton of variety for merry l my wreath! I used both white and Brown filters and the Brown ones came out beautifully saturated and earthy and the white gives brightness. Wonderful! Thanks so much again! Reply Ashley August 14, 2014 Ughh I’m frustrated! The Cora are not coming out the same as yours! I understand you mixed in brown and only used 3 different bottles of shades of pink.. But could you post which colors those three bottles were? Also I see green I. There and off white… So did you ise more than just 3 shades of pink/ brown to make muddier? Also are you still selling these just in case I can’t get the colors lol? Thanks for your help! Reply Rachael Evans August 18, 2014 I’m sorry Ashley, it’s been awhile and I don’t recall. I would go with a light, medium, and darker pink or coral and just add brown until you like the color. I did stain some in strong brewed tea from what I remember. Good luck! 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