46 Unique Coffee Filter Craft Ideas

Updated on September 25, 2017
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Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and kid-friendly craft tutorials.

All crafters love it when they can make a beautiful craft with inexpensive supplies.Coffee filters can be included in a list of those type supplies.

When I started my search for coffee filter crafts, I was hoping to find some that were a little more than the usual butterfly or flower. I hope that you will find this article useful and that you will want to try a couple of these crafts.

To find the directions for the Pom-Poms shown above, go to Snowy Bliss.

1. White Hydrangea Wreath

Can you believe that such a beautiful wreath can be made using plain coffee filters? I love this project by picklee, where you'll also find the instructions.

2. Coffee Filter Twinkle Lights

For directions on how to make these beautiful twinkle lights, go to Craft Your Happiness.

3. Flowers and Carrots

I love these carrots and plan on making some of them to tuck into various Spring and Easter arrangements. Find the tutorial for making these carrots and also the treat cup flowers at URBAN Comfort. So especially cute!

4. Easter Flower Basket


Decorate a plain box or container and fill it will flowers----all made with coffee filters. The easy directions will be found at AUNT PEACHES.

5. Coffee Filter Topiary

6. Autumn Leaf Garland

Decorate for the fall and fall holidays with a beautiful autumn leaf garland made using coffee filters. Isn't this an outstanding look? If you wish to find the directions, go to SHE KNOWS HOLIDAYS AND SEASONS.

7. Tea Lights Bowls


The picture shown doesn't show how beautiful these are when a battery operated tea light is placed inside them. Go to Kids & Glitter for the directions.

8. Snail Suncatchers

Another great craft that can be done with even the littlest crafter. Very easy to make and extra inexpensive. The directions are found at NO time for FLASHCARDS.

9. Vampire Bat


Get ready for Halloween by making a bunch of these vampire bats. For the directions, go to Jump Start.

10. Sunset Cowboys


Look at the attractive picture made with a coffee filter and a paper plate. This would be a great classroom project. For the directions, go to Busy Bee Kids Crafts.

11. Turkey Feathers

Coffee filters as turkey feathers. Kids will love using watercolors to paint the coffee filters for the turkey's feathers. To find this project, go to Stockpiling Moms.

12. Christmas Tree

I think this is an especially elegant looking tree. I can imagine a few of these trees displayed, at different levels, on a candle lighted mantel. Go to CRAFTS BY Amanda for the directions.

13. Elegant Roses

14. Angel Ornament for Kids

I really like this angel ornament because it is easy enough for the kids to make, and beautiful enough to proudly hang the ornaments on the Christmas tree. Find the instructions for making these cuties at Craftivity Designs. This would make a great class room art project before Christmas also.

15. Hoot Owl


This is a great looking, spooky owl that is a perfect Halloween decoration or project. If you want to make a hoot owl too, go to Buggy and Bean.

16. Poppies


The directions for making this beautiful poppy can be found at Arts & Crafts Collection.

17. Coffee Filter Wreath

To make a beautiful, inexpensive wreath, go to Atkinson Drive for the tutorial.

18. Coffee Filter Bouquet

Imagine making your own bridesmaid bouquets in the perfect color for your wedding. Then go to Craftster and find out how to make them.

19. Paper Winter Tree

This beautiful winter tree looks like it takes forever to make, but according to the tutorial that you'll find at Centsational Girl, the most time consuming part of the craft is folding and cutting the coffee filters. I think this project would be worth however long it takes to make.

20. Roses, Roses, Roses


Another choice for making coffee filter roses. All are so beautiful. For the directions, go to la dolce villa.

21. Sparkling Angel Wing Ornaments

I love sparkling ornaments on the Christmas tree. They pick up and reflect the string lights beautifully. Imagine how beautiful a tree full of these angel wings will be. Find the tutorial and pattern at Crafts ala mode.

22. Batik Circles

We made these batik circles during one of our art classes and the kids really enjoyed the project. If you would like to do this project, go to Kids & Glitter for the directions.

23. Flower Brooch

What a beautiful brooch to make for Mother's day or in colors to match an outfit of your own. Go to Crafting a Green World for the directions.

24. Fluffy Lampshade

What an outstanding project this is. Any teen age girl would love to have this in her room. To make one, find the directions at shelterness.

25. Earth Day

With the theme, "He has the whole world in His hands," this could be a Sunday school project. See how to make this world look coffee filter project by going to Preschool Crafts for Kids.

26. Coffee Filter Angel Wings

Wouldn't these angel wings be a perfect decorative piece to hang in your little girl's, or teenaged girl's room? So very pretty! You'll find the pictured tutorial at thoughts from alice.

27. Pumpkins

An arrangement of these ever so easy pumpkins would make a great centerpiece. And inexpensively. Find the directions at the happier homemaker. If you don't have grapevine curls, make your own using a piece of wire wrapped around a pencil to shape it.

28. Butterfly Mobile

Start getting ready to welcome in Spring with this attractive little butterfly mobile. Go to first palette for the directions.

29. Sunflower Wreath

I love the looks of this sunflower wreath and really appreciate how inexpensive it is to make. The tutorial for making this coffee filter sunflower wreath can be found at small fry & co.

30. Daffodil Treat Cups

This is a simple, easy treat cup to make for a holiday table. You'll find the instructions, and a video, for making these treat cups at Martha Stewart. Consider changing the colors of some for a garden party look.

31. Patriotic Wreath

By going to the CRAFTING mom website, you'll be able to see how to make a beautiful red, white and blue wreath like the one shown above. A very nice coffee filter project to do with the kids.

32. Autumn Wreath

Be sure you visit this website to see how exceptionally beautiful this wreath is. The picture doesn't do it justice. You'll find the pictured tutorial at JONES DESIGN COMPANY. This is super elegant looking!

33. Napkin Rings

This is but one of the many variations of napkins rings that you'll find, with the directions, at The Brass Paperclip Project.

34. Buds on Twigs

This is a nice clean Spring look for any home, and very easy to make. For the directions for this project, go to balagokulam.

35. Shamrocks

You'll be able to make your own St. Patrick's Day shamrocks by following the instructions given at we know stuff. Use the directions for making a corsage or boutonniere for the holiday.

36. Autumn Nature

Leaves made from dyed coffee filters and glued on a branch makes an outstanding décor statement. This very interesting project and it's instructions can be found at Patch O’ Dirt Farm.

37. Fall Leaf Garland

Make fall leaves using coffee filters and string them into a garland. To make a garland like this fall leaf garland, go to POPSUGAR MOMS. Think about decorating a classroom with garlands like this.

38. Orchid Boutonnieres

Brides can make their own wedding boutonnieres and save a lot on the cost of flowers. These coffee filter orchids are so easy to make and are very pretty. Find the tutorial for making them at Scissors and Spoons.

39. JOY for Christmas

An impressive project, and tutorial, by i heart naptime, this is an easy Christmas decoration for above the fireplace or sitting on a shelf. Store this carefully and it will last for years.

40. Fancy Filter Turkeys

These really cute turkeys are really napkin rings, but with a little imagination I'm sure we'll find more uses for them. Find the directions for making these fancy filter turkeys at Crayola.

41. Umbrella Suncatchers

This craft is perfect for toddlers who like to do projects but have a short attention span and like to get finished quickly. You'll find the list of supplies you'll need and the directions for making the umbrellas at SUNNY WITH THE CHANCE OF sprinkles. This looks like a project that will get everyone into the mood for Spring.

42. Make Party Poms

43. Glue and Watercolor Leaves

Drawing the leaves and leaf veins with glue before painting with watercolors, makes these coffee filter leaves special. Go to Having Fun at Home to see how these autumn leaves are made.

44. Halloween Flowers

I love the idea that the "dirt" that the flowers are setting in is coffee grounds...imagine the aroma. See how to make the flowers and the arrangement at THE Siren’s TALE.

45. Coffee Filter Stars

The tutorial for making these beautiful coffee filter stars can be found at Sea Gypsy Studio. Here is another example of a craft that can be changed in looks so easily by just changing the colors. Of course, I love the tea dyed look of these stars. Some coffee filters come in this color.

46. Rainbow Fish

Making this rainbow fish will be so much fun for the kids, and also inexpensive to make. This really nice, easy to do project has instructions at Our Crafts~N~Things. Imagine all the beautiful colors to use making these fish.

© 2012 Loraine Brummer

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    • Michelllle profile image

      Michelllle 4 years ago

      These are great ideas for a teacher to do in the classroom. (I'm a teacher!) Love the bats, turkeys, and angel.

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      othellos 4 years ago

      Excellent lens. Your ideas with coffee filters are awesome. I could never think their usefulness in art. I bookmark your page for my children who are very interested in crafts. Thanks for sharing:=)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Such great ideas! I love this page, I'm going to pass it along to my daughter, she would love it as well.

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      Jogalog 4 years ago

      What unusual ideas. Some of these are so pretty.

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      Faye Rutledge 5 years ago from Concord VA

      Wow! Never knew there were so many uses for coffee filters! Thanks for these great craft ideas!

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      glutenallergy 5 years ago

      I had no idea there were so many things to be made with coffee filters. Many of the flowers are truly lovely.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I just love the tealight bowls, how clever and easy

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      jolou 5 years ago

      How creative and lovely! I especially love the roses.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I am using coffee filters as an economical wedding decoration. I am dyeing them with kool-aid.....

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      Gayle 5 years ago from McLaughlin

      I never thought of using a coffee filter to shine mirrors! Love the crafts--though I am craft challenged!

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      Senditondown 5 years ago from US

      Very unique and creative.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I just love the Coffee Filter Christmas Tree!

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      ChrisShaefer 5 years ago

      This is an excellent lens, thank you for the hard work and effort you put into this.I always love an informative publication that has some substance. I have a few coffee articles of my own. Please stop by and share a little love.Thanks again, 2 thumbs up and a LIKE for you!Shaefercd

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      girlfriendfactory 5 years ago

      Wow, I love all of the creative ideas and even better were the terrific tips you added in between all of the fun crafty pictures! I don't drink coffee but I may start buying the filters due to the handy uses and for craft purposes! :)Fabulous job and more than worthy of a Flyby Winging which can be found among the other blessed lenses for today at Have Wings Will Bless More! They may call me an aimless wanderer, but not all who wander are aimless and I'm glad my aim was good when I wandered upon this. ~Ren

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      sweetstickyrainbo 5 years ago

      I like the paper flowers

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      petraskarja 5 years ago

      I would love to do something like that in my own house :) nice

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      SPhilbrick 5 years ago

      Excellent project and tips ! After just making dozens and dozens of coffee filter flowers for an upcoming party; I can attest to their versatility! Great job :-)

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      Gayle Dowell 5 years ago from Kansas

      These are all great inexpensive projects I can do with my young art students. Thanks for the ideas.

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      sherioz 5 years ago

      The roses are unbelievable!

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      mommafox 5 years ago

      WOW! Nice projects. I can't wait to try to make the roses with my daughter. She's going to love them.

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      gods_grace_notes 5 years ago

      I love the turkey napkin rings!

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      buttonhead lm 5 years ago

      WOW! Who would have thought there were so many crafty uses for coffee filters?! I absolutely love the lampshade. So creative!

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      buttonhead lm 5 years ago

      WOW! Who would have thought there were so many crafty uses for coffee filters?! I absolutely love the lampshade. So creative!

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      Jules Corriere 5 years ago from Jonesborough TN

      Really cool. I'd made ghosts before, but those flowers are awesome!

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      KarenCookieJar 5 years ago

      I love the roses, very pretty

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      RazzbarryBreeze 5 years ago

      This is so cool. I will most definitely try this. I am showing this to my sister who will be helping me plan my daughter's baby shower. How cute will these flowers look on the tables for decorations? I can't wait to start this. Gr8 Lens. Blessings coming your way!

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      This is such a unique craft idea, I like it. I will have to add this to my collection.

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      Ann Hinds 5 years ago from So Cal

      I have just pulled a bunch of fabric and paper flower tutorials and I am glad to see this one because you show one that I don't have. Great crafts.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      These are great craft ideas and the tips! I love the flower brooch and buds on twigs. So nice, and you wouldn't know they were coffee filters!!

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Omaha, NE

      Amazing lens, I am completely blown away by the creativity shown here!! And as a coffee lover, I couldn't help but be intrigued!! Now... if you could only come up with such a beautiful for USED coffee filters, ha ha... seriously, wonderful lens, blessed by a Squid Angel.