If there’s one thing about crafting that’s true, it’s that often times it can be expensive. Buying supplies for a craft from scratch means that it can cost more to make an item than to just buy it. That’s why I’m always on the hunt for crafts that are beautiful, fun and also inexpensive to make. As odd as it sounds, coffee filter crafts are a great way to do it! They are easily bought in bulk and can cost less than a penny for each filter. Win win! While many of them take time and patience, you won’t be disappointed with the end result- gorgeous crafts that hardly resemble a coffee filter!
1. Coffee Filter Garland
If you’ve got time on your hands and about 1,000 coffee filters laying around, you can have this beautiful coffee filter garland too. The filters are dyed by spritzing water and food coloring on the coffee filters and allowing them to dry. Then simple threading them with a needle on to some thread. The options are endless as far as colors go, and we’re pretty sure you can make smaller versions that don’t require so many filters!
Head over to 31Bits.com for more info on creating your own coffee filter garland, in addition to beautiful accessories for sale.
2. Coffee Filter Poppies
Everyone loves a fresh flower arrangement but it’s always a bummer when they take their last breath and then need to be tossed. These coffee filter poppies are reminiscent of the real thing, but last much longer! You can personalize them to match your decor and they’re still look gorgeous, no matter whether poppies are in season or not!
You need to check out RealityDayDream.com for this full tutorial, as well as other crafty ideas!
3. Coffee Filter Wreath
This wreath is so beautiful you’d never notice it was made from coffee filters! While this version is timeless and made from un-dyed filters, you could easily customize both the size and color to fit your home decor or the seasons. Its gorgeous for both in and outdoor use!
You can snag this tutorial over at LilLuna.com.
4. Dip-Dyed Coffee Filter Backdrop
Whether you’re creating a backdrop for your refreshment table at an upcoming party or for a fun photo shoot, you can’t go wrong with this dip-dyed coffee filter version. The light and airy feel of the filters, coupled with the pastel colors make you feel like you’re floating amongst the clouds. This is truly a one of a kind backdrop.
This craft was found over at StyleMePretty.com, where you’ll find even more ways to make all things pretty.
5. Pom Poms
Hosting an upcoming wedding or baby shower? Then you’ll be needing some of these pom poms! They bring a soft elegance to any party and also look pretty great hanging in the corner of a nursery, or even a playroom if made in bright colors. They take some patience, but the wow factor is totally worth it.
You can find this craft and many more that are easy peasy, over at MuslinAndMerlot.com.