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Coffee Filter Wreath




Turn everyday coffee filters into a light and airy holiday wreath with this simple how-to from "The Martha Stewart Show" producer Lenore Welby. For a smaller wreath, substitute cupcake liners for coffee filters.


  • Stiff paper plate (large for a coffee filter wreath, small for a cupcake liner wreath)
  • Scissors
  • Screw punch or small hole punch
  • Short length of ribbon
  • Coffee filters or cupcake liners
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
  • White craft glue
  • Stiff paintbrush
  • Glitter
  • Bow or ribbon (optional)


  1. Step 1

    Cut a circle from the inside of a stiff paper plate, leaving a ring.

  2. Step 2

    Punch two holes next to each other in ring and thread a ribbon through holes from back to front; tie ribbon in front and trim ends.

  3. Step 3

    Stack one coffee filter on top of another. Pinch bottom in center and fold in half. Continue pinching filter with one hand, and encircle edges around center with other hand. Draw hand from bottom to top to bunch into a blossom; squeeze at pinched point to hold shape.Note: For cupcake liners, use same method, but use only one liner.

  4. Step 4

    Glue pinched ends of filters or liners side by side around ring with hot glue, with blossoms pointing outward; add another set of blossoms to ring, pointing toward center. Fill in with more blossoms, staggering to fill out wreath.

  5. Step 5

    Brush watered-down craft glue onto wreath with a stiff brush; sprinkle with glitter. Use hot glue to attach a bow to wreath, if desired.

The Martha Stewart Show, December 2010



Reviews (3)

  • bird74 10 Jan, 2011

    I want to make these for Valentines Day in red. About how many cupcake liners does it take for a small wreath?

  • odubhghaill 20 Dec, 2010

    I've made three so far. It is really is beautiful and easy. Thanks.

  • momvarden 14 Dec, 2010

    Just finished my version of this. I did it with a square plate, brown coffee filters with shells and a country red an tan gingham bow. I am going to post a photo of it. on here some where. probably in the the community area.