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Coffee Filter Wreath Christmas Craft for Kids

This Coffee Filter Wreath is a cute Christmas craft for kids. Transform coffee filters and a paper plate into a colorful wreath decoration.

I love how easy these are to make and how pretty they look. You can create this coffee filter craft in about 30 minutes (plus drying time) with help from the kids!

If you love coffee filter crafts, you may also enjoy our coffee filter reindeer, coffee filter holly banner, coffee filter angels, coffee filter Santa, coffee filter poinsettia, coffee filter bats and coffee filter turkeys

Make sure to grab the printable directions at the bottom of this post for use at home or in your classroom.

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Christmas wreath made with coffee filters hanging in front of white wood backdrop.

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Coffee Filter Christmas Wreaths

Preschool and kindergarten children will love coloring the coffee filters and helping with the tie dyeing process.

Kids love to watch how the colors blend and spread through the wet coffee filter paper.

If you are making these with younger children, you may need to assist with cutting and assembly.

Older kids may be able to complete this Christmas craft project on their own with adult supervision. 

These wreaths look fantastic when finished. They make bright and vibrant homemade Christmas decorations that you can hang up too.

Coffee Filter Wreath Craft Supplies:

If you don’t have these materials on hand, you can find them on Amazon, at the Dollar Tree Store (yes even online!), or wherever you prefer to shop for crafting supplies.

Coffee filters, markers, pom poms, scissors, ribbon, paper plate, and glue gun for craft project.

How to Make Coffee Filter Wreaths:

First flatten out 5-6 round coffee filters for each wreath you plan to make. 

Apply several colors of green and yellow washable markers in a variety of patterns. Organic and random patterns work best for this tie dye technique.

Two coffee filters colored on with green and yellow markers laying on cookie sheet.

Place your colored coffee filter papers on a cookie sheet and spritz with water to watch the magic!  Set them aside to dry. Depending on the humidity, it will take about 1-2 hours for the filters to air dry. 

TIP: Wax or freezer paper will work as well in place of a cookie sheet, but place an old towel underneath to protect your work surface.

Next, cut the center from a standard paper plate with scissors.

Paint the front and back of the paper plate circle with green craft paint and set aside to dry.

Paper plate with middle cut out being painted green.

Once dry, fold the colored filters in half, and then cut in half with scissors so you have a total of 10-12 pieces for your wreath leaves.

Green and yellow tie dyed coffee filters cut in half for next step in craft.

Crumple filter pieces and then flatten back out to give them some texture.  

Gather the cut end of the filters and arrange into a petal shape.

Gluing coffee filters onto paper plate ring.

Glue the coffee filters to the paper plate with a glue gun and overlap each petal to hide the cut edges.

Please Note: You may use tacky glue instead, but it may not be as durable as using hot glue, and will involve additional drying time.

Then secure the tops of each petal with glue.

Create a bow from various scraps of red ribbons. Lay out five to six lengths of ribbon and tie securely in the center (this red and white twine is the perfect touch). 

Tying twine around scraps of red and white ribbon pieces to create a bow.

Attach bow to bottom center of wreath and glue a red tinsel pom pom to the center of the bow for fun!

Hot gluing red pom poms onto coffee filter wreath.

Attach a few red tinsel pom pom clusters to the wreath with glue to look like berries.

To finish, glue a ten-inch length of ribbon to the back of the wreath to use as a hanger.

Attaching red ribbon to the back of the finished wreath craft to hang it up.

Hang it up or display it for a cute decoration!

Finished wreath craft made with coffee filters.

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Finished wreath craft made with coffee filters.

Coffee Filter Wreath Craft for Christmas

Yield: 1
Active Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This Coffee Filter Wreath is a cute Christmas craft for kids to make. Transform coffee filters and a paper plate into a colorful wreath decoration.

Materials

  • 5-6 Round White Coffee Filters
  • Washable Markers
  • Red Tinsel Pom Poms
  • Paper Plate
  • Green Craft Paint
  • Ribbon, Red – 10” length
  • Red and White Ribbon Scraps in various lengths
  • Twine

Tools

  • Glue gun and glue sticks or a Liquid Glue with fine tip applicator
  • Water Spray Bottle
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Cookie Sheet or freezer or wax paper

Instructions

    1. Flatten out 5-6 round coffee filters for each wreath you plan to make. 
    2. Apply several colors of green and yellow washable markers in a variety of patterns. Organic and random patterns work best for this tie dye technique.
    3. Place your colored coffee filter papers on a cookie sheet and spritz with water to watch the magic!  Set them aside to dry. Depending on the humidity, it will take about 1-2 hours for the filters to air dry.
    4. Cut the center from a standard paper plate with scissors.
    5. Paint the front and back of the paper plate circle with green craft paint and set aside to dry.
    6. Once dry, fold the colored filters in half, and then cut in half with scissors so you have a total of 10-12 pieces for your wreath leaves.
    7. Crumple filter pieces and then flatten back out to give them some texture.  
    8. Gather the cut end of the filters and arrange into a petal shape. Glue the coffee filters to the paper plate with a glue gun and overlap each petal to hide the cut edges.
    9. Then secure the tops of each petal with glue.
    10. Create a bow from various scraps of red ribbons. Lay out five to six lengths of ribbon and tie securely in the center. 
    11. Attach bow to bottom center of wreath and glue a red tinsel pom pom to the center of the bow for fun!
    12. Attach a few red tinsel pom pom clusters to the wreath with glue to look like berries.
    13. To finish, glue a ten-inch length of ribbon to the back of the wreath to use as a hanger.

Notes

Wax or freezer paper will work as well in place of a cookie sheet for laying out coffee filters, but place an old towel underneath to protect your work surface.

Drying time is about 1-2 hours for the filters.

You may use tacky glue instead of hot glue, but it may not be as durable as using hot gluing, and will involve additional drying time.

Did you make this project?

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