46 Unique Coffee Filter Craft Ideas
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. Monster Marker Prints
Get ready for Halloween by making a bunch of these monsters. For the directions, go to Housing a Forest.
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.
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.
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.
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. Ocean Animal Suncatcher
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 at A Little Pinch of Perfect.
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.
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