I made a new type of coffee filter wreath recently.
I’ve wanted to make a bigger chalkboard coffee filter wreath ever since I made a little one in February (below) but then I got the idea to make the center so that you can take it out and change it for the seasons or just because!
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How To Make a Coffee Filter Wreath with Interchangeable Center
I’m not going to do a step-by-step tutorial on how to make a coffee filter wreath (here is the one for the wreath above – I used the same techniques). The only thing different is that I used foam core instead of cardboard and I decided to dye my filters this time so I’ll show that.
I didn’t have any food coloring or fabric dye to use but I do have tons of those little bottles of craft paint. So I put a bit of water in a bucket and squirted some craft paint in it and stirred. Then I soaked my filters for about 30 minutes.
Then I hung them to dry. It took a day to dye and dry all the filters I needed since I did them in batches.
Once I had my stack of aqua coffee filters I was ready to started gluing!
When I got to the center I turned my filters in the opposite direction so there would be a nice finished edge.
I wrapped the image around the poster board and taped it on the back. I attached it to the center of the wreath with some double stick tape.
My thought is that I can change out the center whenever I want. I could print something with pumpkins on it or fall leaves or Easter bunnies or botanicals etc.
Coffee filters are $1 for a package at the dollar store. I normally just use cardboard or recycle a cereal box for the form. So you can make this wreath for practically nothing – which I guess is why they are so popular now 🙂 ! A very frugal decorating idea!