Thursday, May 27, 2010

Re-Used Coffee Filter Wreath

You don't need to buy new filters for this wreath! Just reuse your old ones. Dump the grounds in your garden. Your plants will love that. Then rinse out the filter and drape it over a bottle top to dry.

Cut leftover wood, attach a small piece of scrap chicken wire with staples onto the back. Give it a shabby paint job and insert your filters. Just twist and scrunch. You can tape the back of the filters to secure. You can also cut a piece of heavy cardboard into a wreath, Make it square, round, heart shaped or use your monogram.  Glue on the scrunched filters. 

I still need to add a few more filters to fill it
out a bit, but I was impatient and wanted to take the picture.
Another  no-cost project that's all about reuse, recycle, re purpose, rethink. 

I am linking to Cindy at My Romantic Home Show and Tell.
also to Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty


  1. How cute Rita, love this idea another one of your greats my friend...I use to have 3 yorkies all at one time Mama and her 2 girls...Named Talu, Brittany and tiffany..lost tiffany 5 years ago and never have gotten anymore...too hard on me when I lost my girls...sighs...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  2. Hi Rita,
    I love your coffee filter wreath, it is fabulous!! Is old coffee grounds really good for your garden? I'll have to try this!
    Have a great weekend.

  3. Hi, Rita. I was perusing blogs tonight and saw your coffee filter wreath, sugar, and it adorable. I do roses with filters and just love doing them. I'm finding it dries our my fingers something awful though. Sweet job and nice meeting you.

  4. I love your coffee filter idea -- I have three granddaughters that I'm going to do this project with -- thank you!

  5. VERY cute! Thanks so much for sharing this neat idea!