How to Make a Coffee Filter Halloween Wreath
Since Halloween is right around the corner, I have been busy making inexpensive, frugal, Halloween decorations. I love to save money by making things myself so my latest project was a huge hit thanks to the folks at the very generous Rit Dye. They sent me their entire collection of liquid dye, and some of their must have product solutions.
For this project, I will hopefully teach you to make a coffee filter Halloween wreath using a Styrofoam wreath circle, hot glue, and coffee filters. I previously had dyed my coffee filters two different colors using Rit Liquid Dye. You can learn how to dye coffee filters using Rit Dye right on our site. While I did dye them orange, and pink; I only used the orange for this particular DIY.
I love the elegant look coffee filters can provide when crunched, folded, and fluffed just the right way. For the coffee filter Halloween Wreath, I used around 75 filters. I opted for a smaller circumference for my very first wreath because I didn’t want to spend too much on the supplies if it was going to turn out crappy. To my surprise after a few trial and error applications, the wreath turned out perfect, better than I ever expected.
- 75 dyed coffee filters using Rit Sunshine Orange
- 5 glue sticks
- hot glue gun
- Styrofoam wreath-I used an 8 inch
- Flat Halloween Embellishment, or bow
Heat you hot glue gun up, and set up a clean working area.
Grab your coffee filter and scrunch it up so that the ruffles are facing up
Apply a small amount fo glue to the flattened base; stick it to your wreath.
Repeat your process until your entire front wreath surface is covered. I decided to just do the front of my wreath so that it would lay nice and flush against my wall. If you are hanging your’s in an area like a window, or glass door, you will want to complete the entire thing, and that would use 150 filters. I also suggest adding a ribbon for hanging purpose BEFORE you start applying your filters. I did not because my wreath hanger worked just fine.