An easy and festive wreath made of dyed coffee filters. The color variations are endless!


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Coffee filters are a very inexpensive and sturdy craft supply, especially when you buy them in bulk. You can transform them into so many decor pieces in a rainbow of magical colors withRit Liquid Dye!  They’re stronger than tissue paper and hold up great from year to year. When I was a boy in Norway, the holidays were strictly red and green, so now when I plan my theme each year I pick whatever colors I want. Last year everything in my house was blue, but this year I’m going with red, pink, and orange!

This festive wreath works for the holidays or you can change the color scheme for whatever occasion you're making it for!

You will need:
Rit Fabric Dye
Coffee Filters
Water
Bowl
Clothesline or Drying Rack
Latex Gloves
Plastic Dropcloth

For the Wreath:
styrofoam wreath form
dyed coffee filters, about 80-120, depending on the size of your wreath
hot glue gun

  1. How to dye coffee filters: Cover your work surface with plastic, dyeing can be messy! Prepare a dye bath by mixing tap water and Rit Liquid Dye. The ratio of water to dye depends on how many filters you’re dyeing and how vibrant you want them to be. For my BRIGHT filters I mixed ⅓ cup dye with 1 quart of water.
  2. To dye the filters simply grab a stack of filters and dip them into your bath for a few seconds until they absorb as much dye as you want. I wear latex gloves for this part!
  3. Remove filters from the bath and allow to drain for 1 hour. Separate the filters and hang on a clothesline or drying rack until completely dry.
  4. To make the wreath: Gently fold all the coffee filters into quarters and twist the point of each one so it looks like a loose flower shape.
  5. Start on the inside of the wreath and hot glue the flower stems all the way around the form in a row.
  6. Once that is done start row number two, glue all the way around.
  7. Continue gluing rows until your wreath is full and beautiful. Leave the back bare so it’s flat and easy to hang.

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Order bulk packs of coffee filters online or purchase them at a wholesale club!

An easy and festive wreath made of dyed coffee filters. The color variations are endless!
Photography by Paul "Sweet Paul" Lowe

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