DIY Dyed Coffee Filter Fall Wreath

October 16, 2013Sarah Khandjian

Dyed Coffee Filter Fall Wreath | Sarah Hearts

One of my favorite things about the holidays, or any holiday really, is adding festive touches to our home. The first thing I like to swap out each season are the wreaths on our front doors. This fall I wanted to create a simple wreath that would stand out on our freshly painted teal doors. So I use supplies I already had and came up with this dyed coffee filter wreath. I love the way the coffee filters mimic florals.

Dyed Coffee Filter Fall Wreath | Sarah Hearts

To make your own coffee filter wreath you will need:

– Grapevine wreath
– Spray paint, optional
– Coffee filters
Food coloring
– Plastic or glass bowls
– Popsicle sticks
– Glue gun

Dyed Coffee Filter Fall Wreath | Sarah Hearts

1.If you want your wreath to be colored, start by spray painting it in a well ventilated area. Allow it to dry. Meanwhile, mix the food coloring and a small amount of water (about 1/4 cup) in a bowl. Stir with a popsicle sticks until the food coloring is completely dissolved. The dye will dry lighter than it initially appears on the coffee filter so if you want bold, intense colors use a lot of food coloring.

2. Dip a few coffee filters into the dye. The colored water will quickly be absorbed so only place it in the mixture for a second if you don’t want the entire thing to be colored. You can experiment with several color combinations!

3. Place the damp coffee filters on a baking sheet lined with plastic wrap. The plastic wrap makes for easy clean up and the baking sheet means you can move the filters out of the way as they dry. Allow them to air dry completely which can take up to 24 hours if you dyed around 6 at a time.

4. Once the coffee filters are completely dry fan them out so each sheet is flat.

5. Heat up your glue gun. Take one colored coffee filter and gently fold it in half, and then in half again. There’s no precise method to this rather just shape each coffee filter as you see fit. The more mismatched each shape the more organic it will look!

6. Place a small amount of hot glue on the bottom part of the folded coffee filter and quickly place it on the wreath. The stay put the best when placed in a crevice between two twigs. Repeat with as many coffee filters are you like. I only used about 12 filters however if you want to cover the entire wreath you may need over 100.

For more fall wreath inspiration, check out how other bloggers transformed the same wreath over at Wayfair.

Need some more fall inspiration? Check out my other holiday projects!

4 Comments

  • Jamie

    October 16, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    So cute and so simple!

    Jamie @
    The Growing Up Diaries

  • PJ @ Bunny and Dolly

    October 16, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    I can’t believe those flowers were made from dyed coffee filters. They’re so pretty!

  • emily

    October 16, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    love those saturated colors you achieved with those coffee filters, and they really pop against your white wreath and and pretty door.

  • onel

    October 17, 2013 at 7:22 am

    Those are real pretty paper flowers! Never thought of using coffee filters for these, thanks a lot for the inspirations :)

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