This is really easy and inexpensive wreath. You can use white, brown or white dyed in your choice of color coffee filters. I added gold craft paint to the ends when they were still in packaged form.


A great tip for making wreath: go to the plumbing department at Home Depot or Lowes and grab a six foot long piece of foam tubing for $.97!! Snip the length you want with scissors and duct tape the ends together. Voila! You have a really inexpensive wreath form. You can probably get three to four wreaths out of one piece.

Grab your hot glue gun on a low setting and attach the filters with a dot of glue at the bottom, bunch together and attach close together. I hung mine over an old window frame I found at an antique shop.





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Under the Table and Dreaming
House of Thrifty Decor
Funky Junk Interiors

Having trouble with the foam tubing? Maybe this post can help: Foam Tubing Wreath Form Frustrations 

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83 Responses to "Coffee Filter Wreath"

  1. theyoungjunker Says:

    That is so cute! Id love to make one of those! Check out my blog if you get a chance.

  2. theyoungjunker Says:

    That is so cute! Id love to make one of those! Check out my blog if you get a chance.

  3. blesid Says:

    This totally caught my eye, and I NEED to figure out how to make one ASAP! THANKS for sharing! jules

  4. Andi @ Jane of all crafts Says:

    Hi! visiting from It's so very cheri. So cool! So simple yet so elegant!

  5. Erin Says:

    It's so pretty!! I would have never dreamed they super cheap coffee filters. :)

  6. Marge of Emmas Nook and Granny Says:

    Love your wreath! I am putting it on my to do list.

  7. C.R.A.F.T. Says:

    i LOVE this. thank you for linking up to MMM...I am featuring you next Monday!

  8. Kim Says:

    This is really cute. I like that you added a satiny ribbon and attached it to the old window frame. That really makes it special. Well done.

  9. Sandy Ang Says:

    Such a good idea ! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Miz Carla Says:

    Brilliant Idea to use the tubing! I love this wreath. I've made coffee filter swags, but never a wreath--will have to give this a try.

    thanks for the inspiration!!!

  11. malia Says:

    hi... i think i'm in love with this project! hope you'll consider linking up to A Crafty Soiree today at www.yesterdayontuesday.com

    ps I'm your newest follower

  12. Johnna@thehomefront Says:

    So pretty! Who would have thought. Great idea!

  13. Amy Meyer Says:

    So cute and elegant! Great job and thanks for the tips!
    Amy
    crazycraftbugs.blogspot.com

  14. Diane Says:

    Love your wreath and thanks so much for the tip about making the base itself. Great idea and would be soooo much cheaper than buying a form Ü

  15. The Answer Is Chocolate Says:

    Came over from Frou Frou Decor. You are genius figuring out the foam tubing! I usually get wreath forms at the $1 store but sometimes want bigger ones and this solves that! I'd better follow someone so smart :)

  16. Cindy Says:

    Very clever, love this idea and your wreath turned out great.

    Thanks for sharing!

  17. Tammy at Tattered and Timeless Says:

    That is so beautiful..I am having fun looking back at all your projects..new follower here.
    tammy

  18. Pieced Pastimes Says:

    I am loving this wreath! It looks wonderful how you have it displayed on the old window. TFS.

  19. Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking Says:

    Love the brown coffee filter!

  20. Pati @ A Crafty Escape Says:

    Love the wreath and the tip about the foam form is fantastic- thanks!

  21. Aunt Peg Says:

    Simply brilliant! Thank you for the fun tutorial, I am really looking forward to making it, and I LOVE the tip on the foam tubing! Lovely!!

  22. Eva Marie Harp Says:

    Easy and fab!! I love it. My kids can even help wonderful idea.

    http://www.couturiermommy.com

  23. Eva Marie Harp Says:

    Easy and fab!! I love it. My kids can even help wonderful idea.

    http://www.couturiermommy.com

  24. Stephanie Says:

    I love it! I would never had guessed those were coffee filters.

  25. SalPal Says:

    I am so going to make that. I have a ton of white filters I no longer use, and I think I'll tea stain them. I have a question. Did you just put one dot of glue on and glue down the middle dot of the coffee filter, then do that all over so they were all crammed together? I'm crafty challenged and need things spelled out to me lol!

  26. Brambleberry Cottage Says:

    I love using common materials in uncommon ways, too. Your coffee filter wreath is fabulous! I'm featuring it tonight for last week's Tips and Tricks highlights.

    Thanks for linking to my party. I would love to have you join me each week.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

  27. Katie's Nesting Spot Says:

    I would never have guessed coffee filters could look so elegant. What a lovely wreath! Thank you for joining us at A Crafty Soiree! I hope you'll come back next week and link up again!

  28. Amanda Says:

    I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I linked to this post today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :)

    Your feature will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/7-wreath-ideas-for-fall/

    If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here!
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  29. Johnna Says:

    What an awesome wreath! I just awarded you the "One Lovely Blog Award"! Come on over and see what it is all about! http://thehomefront1.blogspot.com

  30. Stefanie Says:

    I love this! Im going to put a little link up on my blog!

  31. Jami Says:

    This is so pretty, I would have never guess what it was made of.
    I'd love to have you link up to my Theme Party Thursday linky. :)

  32. Theresa Says:

    Beautiful! I'm going to give it a whirl!
    Cheers!
    Theresa

  33. Eva Marie Harp Says:

    Hey,
    You made my to-do list post. Check it out and Grap a button.

    http://www.couturiermommy.com/2010/10/to-do-list.html

  34. Your Frugal Friend, Niki Says:

    I.

    Love.

    This.

    Seriously, cutest thing I've seen all week. I have never seen those brown coffee filters (or maybe I just never noticed them), but I love the look.

    Stop over and check out Free 2 Be Frugal sometime.

  35. Stephanie Says:

    I will never spend $8 on a wreath again! Thank you so much for this idea. I have linked to you from http://fullofgreatideas.blogspot.com/2010/10/make-your-own-beautiful-hydrangea.html

    Thanks and amazing wreath!
    Stephanie

  36. fabulousfinishes Says:

    What a great idea - LOve the wreath, the tied ribbon makes it!

  37. Candace Says:

    Brilliant! I am never buying a wreath form again! Thanks for the great tip.

  38. Sara Says:

    Thank you for such a brilliant idea to use the foam tubing! I actually made a wreath out of old book pages last night using the tubing trick and it worked perfectly! Thanks for the great ideas. I don't write my own blog but I am a follower!

  39. .:+Pearlofafrika+:. Says:

    Thanks for the foam tip! wow! amazing!

  40. Corinne from Toronto Says:

    Thanks for the foam tip. It's absolutely brilliant!

  41. e Says:

    BE CAREFUL WHEN WORKING WITH THAT FOAM! It melts easily! If you're ever worried that a glue that you're using will melt the foam (hot glue, gorilla glue, etc), then cover it with duct or medical tape. Trust me. I'm a professional. :D

  42. mom2amanda Says:

    Foam tubing wreath form? You are brilliant!!!

  43. Staci Says:

    Great idea. I linked you from my blog danggoodfinds.com. Feel free to grab a featured on button. Thanks for sharing.

  44. Candace Says:

    Thank you for sharing this idea! I have used different items for wreaths before but never thought about the tubing from HD...makes it even more of a reason to continue to do them. I also linked you here on my blog http://moosenmelts.blogspot.com/2011/08/nesting-gone-south.html. Great idea!

  45. Elise and Dan Says:

    Hi!! Don't know if you know but your little tip about using the foam tubing is all over pinterest! Thanks!! I have a problem though. I can't find the tubing at HD or Lowes!? And when I explain it to them, they have no idea what I'm talking about. Does the tubing have a specific name? Help! Thanks!

  46. Jen-CraftOManiac Says:

    stopping in by way of Pinterest... YOU ARE A GENIUS. love this idea. GOING TO DO THIS FROM NOW ON. winks-jen

  47. Eisley Rae Clothing Says:

    Another who found this on pinterest. I bought the tubing but am having a problem with it. I can NOT get it to shape into a circle. It just bends all weird. Any tips?

  48. Kara Says:

    I am also having difficulty shaping the wreath. Any tips would be appreciated!

  49. Anonymous Says:

    I also can't get it to stay in a nice circle...it likes to "kink" in some places...tips would be great!

  50. I am Heather aka: Real Crafty Mama: Says:

    HI Amanda,

    I just wanted to let you know I featured your foam wreath on my blog. I just love the idea and plan to make one myself. If you'd like stop by and grab a "I'm a real crafty mama" button to share that you were featured!

    Have a great day,
    Heather @ http://realcraftymama.blogspot.com/

  51. Katrina Says:

    How do you get it so round? My tubing sort of goes all bulbous and looks more like a triangle than a lovely circle. I see I am not the only one with such problems, good to hear.

  52. Anonymous Says:

    I think the issue with not being able to get the pipe insulation round has to do with the diameter of the insulation used. At least that's the issue I had. At first I used 3/4 inch diameter tubing and it was bulging and wouldn't get very round. Then I got 1/2 inch diameter tubing and it bends into a beautiful circle without any issues. Hope this helps some others!

  53. Toby and Tammy Says:

    Thanks for the great idea of using a foam tube as a wreath! I did this to make a ribbon wreath and it turned out great. I found you off of Pinterest and sent people there to see your post. Thanks for sharing!

    Tammy
    http://tobyandtammythornton.blogspot.com/2011/10/halloween-ribbon-wreath-with-quick.html

  54. gracem Says:

    Love this idea and in trying to execute I am failing lol! My piping is not making a nice neat circle like yours, in beding at certain points....HELP! Did you have a trick?

  55. About Me Says:

    I had a similar problem like about. i bought the thing from lowes, plumbing dept, cut it and it wont shape into a circle. any advice? it keeps folding in half, instead of rounding out ;) FAIL!

  56. Bruce Says:

    Thanks for a great post
    Christmas Gift Ideas 2011

  57. The Penny Parlor Says:

    I think issues of keeping it round have to do with the diameter of the tubing. I used 1 1/4" tubing that is actually hollow (not sure if that makes a difference). I didn't have any problem creating a round shape. Also, the length (from memory) was probably around 30" long (maybe a little less) after I cut it with scissors. I think the wider in diameter it is, the less it will want to bend in half. Hope this helps!!

  58. yourdesignpartner.com/blog Says:

    Great idea! I can't wait to give this a try, I'll link folks over here from my blog once i give it a try.......I'm over at yourdesignpartner.com/blog have an awesome day!

  59. Novena Says:

    Used the idea of the pipe wrap wreath, then wrapped in strips of felt, then wrapped a "pearl" garland from the Dollar Store. Added a felt poinsetta - beautiful! Thanks for the idea.

  60. PlayDrMom Says:

    Used this for a bunch of yarn wrapped wreaths that I did this Christmas. Just did a post on it on my blog (and included a link to this page). Thanks for the great idea!

  61. Robin Says:

    just started following your blog...hope you will come visit me and follow me back at: http://carrollcraftycreations.blogspot.com/

  62. Stephanie Says:

    Thank you so much for sharing! I love dollar store craft projects with the antique feel.

  63. Gaia Says:

    The foam can also be used to decorate mantles, open the foam, close around the mantle edging, then decorate! You could decorate one differently for every season!
    Love your ideas!:-)


    Barb

  64. Darlene Says:

    Your idea of using foam tubing is brilliant! I noticed that the Dollar Store stopped selling their large (round-edged)foam wreaths.

    Thanks for sharing.

  65. grandmaofoo2 Says:

    Miz how do you make a swag?here is my email if you don't mind sharing your idea, abjhr84@Gmail.com

  66. grandmaofoo2 Says:

    Miz how do you make a swag?here is my email if you don't mind sharing your idea, abjhr84@Gmail.com

  67. Anonymous Says:

    I guess I am a dummy..I do not understand how to put the filter on.....sigh

  68. Anonymous Says:

    it hot glued on

  69. Anonymous Says:

    if you dry out your used coffee filters and do this, it will smell wonderful!

  70. Angie Says:

    You can cut material with pinking shears and use also.

  71. Anonymous Says:

    I bought the foam but it seemed to bend in half in four spots, where it needed to bend the most, when I tried to make it circle. I now have a diamond shaped form....which honestly I have a fabulous ideas for BUT I was looking forward to having an inexpensive wreath form. Are there different thicnknesses in the foam? Maybe I bought one that was too thin? Great blog by the way!

  72. Lindsey Says:

    Is your pip liner hollow? When I did this, the pipe liner turned into a triangle because it bent and would not make a circle. Tips?? What am I doing wrong?

  73. Susan Woods Says:

    How would you add a big red christmas bow to this?? It's so full I can't figure out out to get a bow to stay on. Any ideas???
    Thanks!!!!!!

  74. Kathy Says:

    I also had the same problem with the tubing bending! Great idea in theory but can't get it to work!

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  77. Anonymous Says:

    I didn't have time to read all the posts so if this a repeat suggestion I apologize. I made mine out of those swimming noodles from the Dollar Tree! Bends to a perfect shape whether you want round or oval wreath.

  78. Anonymous Says:

    Swimming noodles are the answer

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    Get the swimming noodles now before summer is over. Dollar Tree will pack em up soon. So pliable. Trust me, problem solved.

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  83. Anonymous Says:

    another use for this is bedside toilet cushions the metal is cold and hard. just open the seam and pop it on..duct tape it closed. works for comfort on the hands on top of a walker or cane. my husband had cancer and it made his life better.

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