One of the most noticeable trends that came with the wave of recyclable or reusable material in craftsmanship was the transformation of coffee filters as a decorative element. O crafts with coffee filters can appear in many different ways in the decoration, and its environmentally friendly form or as a brand new paper, its texture allows the production of flowers, lamps and even furniture floors.

Before you start your craft, it is important to prepare your coffee filters, so here are a few tips to make your life easier:


  • Watch Out for Excess Moisture : One way to remove excess moisture before drying is to let the filter drip into the holder.
  • Drying and age tone : If the coffee filter is only damp, let it dry in the sun. You can let some of the coffee grounds dry with the filter so you can achieve that old effect of this type of craft. Use a brush to remove the remaining coffee powder from the filter.
  • Controlling Tones : One of the differentiators of the coffee filter is the textures that can be created by drying it after use to take the strain off the coffee. You can choose the shade you want to give your filter by telling the amount of caustic you leave behind as it dries. In addition, you can also use colored or natural colors to give your coffee filter different colors.

60 craft ideas with coffee filters to inspire you

Now that you’ve prepared your raw material, it’s time to be inspired to choose the best ideas of craft with coffee filter for your decoration:

Image 1 – Craft with coffee filter: decoration of super buff colored and florida.

Super colorful and flowery chandelier decoration
The cool thing about interior design is that you leave it all with your style and face. And the coffee filter can become a wild item for you to create a variety of shapes and textures, like this cover on the chandelier that surely won’t hit the material that was made!

Image 2 – Handicraft with coffee filter: handmade flowers in pastel shades.

Handmade flowers in pastel colors
Still in the climate of flowers, coffee filters can be of a great variety with different sizes and colors. Enjoy the porosity of the paper to dye the color you prefer!

Image 3 – Giant pompoms to hang on the ceiling.

Coffee Filter Crafts: 60 Ideas to Be Inspired

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Did you think the coffee filters can work together to make a nice pompom? Add a good amount and with a round base like a styrofoam ball, glue with hot glue.

Image 4 – Lamp coated with coffee filter in a more cozy effect.

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In a more sustained wave, use the filters used to create a yellowish effect in the light of your lamp.

Image 5 – Craft with filter coffee: artificial flowers colored with a filter.

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Also make cuts and cuts in different shapes and adapt the filters to your plans. They form large and very small flowers very easily and delicately.

Picture 6 – Coating and a new face for the aluminum can.

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The filters used can have two very interesting effects: the aged color we like to use and a rustic tone. The porosity of the paper causes the coloring to be uneven and a lighter or darker spot to appear here or there.

Image 7 – Dried leaves almost true.

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We said before that filters can be cut and colored in a number of different ways, right? After drying, they get harder and with a layer of glue they get even stronger!

Image 8 – Craft with coffee filter: creative cutlery.

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For a get-together with friends or a party, the options on how to prepare the dining table are endless and here is a super delicate, simple, and inexpensive inspiration for you to try out.

Image 9 – Custom chains handmade.

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Picture 10 – Draw drawings and paste them on plates in your living room.

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Homemade comics add a touch of style and personality to your room and make the atmosphere look more decorated and cozy. With a face from home!

Image 11 – Coating of stone glass bottles.

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By taking advantage of what we have already said about the coloring of the filter papers, the stains and the inhomogeneity of the painting, it gets several interesting effects, even from stone!

Image 12 – Mobile completely escapes from the format of the coffee filter.

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Image 13 – filter flower.

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For this flower, cut a round base out of paraná paper or cardboard and glue the filters with hot glue and very carefully. Frown them as glue to complete the style of the petals.

Image 14 – Another flower colored with filters.

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These dotted blooms can be made by throwing a few drops of paint on the dampened filter. Let the paint spread naturally and hang to dry.

Image 15 – Another lamp.

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This one is very easy to reproduce at home with this light and neutral lamp! Cut straws from the used (or colored) coffee filter to dry and glue them to the base. Expect to dry completely before turning on the lamp!

Image 16 – DIY coffee filter handicrafts with children: butterflies with light wings and flying everywhere.

Butterflies with coffee filter
Encouraging children to have fun with cheap, homemade toys is a great way to keep them entertained and pass the time. Pick your favorite colors, glitter, filters, clothespins, glue and enjoy the fun!

Butterfly detail with coffee filter

Image 17 – Filter stamp!


Stamp filter
Another way to color your drawings! Spread the colors on the wet filter and stamp out!

Picture 18 – In the shape of a doll’s skirt.

Doll Skirt Molds


Enjoy the rounded shape in which the filter is used.

Picture 19 – Developing flowers with children.

Flowers to do with little ones
These can be used to decorate whatever you want! From a card to a gift to the last touch of a very beautiful drawing.

Image 20 – A well-served ice cream.

Ice cream with the material
It’s a shame, that’s a lie! But the effect looks amazing and, best of all, doesn’t melt over time!

Picture 21 – watercolor effect.

Watercolor Effect
With the wet filter, the paint gets a very interesting watercolor. Let the ink slide over the surface until it disappears into the water.

Picture 22 – In the decoration of the Christmas wreath.

Coffee filter for Christmas decoration
Glue the selected elements to your garland on a solid base made of Paraná paper or cardboard! This example combines filter coffee, cotton, pineapple and dry leaves in a neutral style that references the icy Christmas of the northern hemisphere.

Image 23 – filter pom-poms.

Pom poms

Picture 24 – Fold and cut mosaics in style.

Mosaics with coffee filter

Picture 25 – Fluffy tree with unused coffee filters.

Tree with coffee filter
A tutorial very similar to the pompoms, but with a long base. Wrap the filters and glue with hot glue.

Image 26 – Bright and delicate flowers in the garland of your home.

Delicate flowers for garland

Image 27 – Craft with new and used coffee filters.

Handcrafted with new and used coffee filter
Use the filters creatively! Mix up shades and play with colors as you work with it.

Image 28 – Calendar surprise package.

Calendar-style surprise sachet
Coffee filters make very creative bags and can even be used for surprises!

Image 29 – Garlands full of textures.

Garlands with textures

Image 30 – Cut snowflakes.

Cut snowflakes
For those who are already advanced in the art of making mosaics with paper and scissors.

Image 31 – Craft with coffee filter: another example of a garland.

Garland with coffee filter

Figure 32 – Gradient curtain for a simple and refreshing decoration for the party.

Gradient curtain
A super graceful curtain idea. Work with cool colors and gradients for fun.

Picture 33 – Wrapping paper.

Gift wrapping
For souvenirs or small gifts, filters can be good allies of a sustainable, creative and graceful package.

Picture 34 – Worked at the heart.

Centerpiece worked

Picture 35 – The hats of the clowns.

Clown Hat
The best part about working with everyday items and items in craft and decoration is the use of their formats. Use the cone shape of the coffee filters for a perfect clown hat.

Picture 36 – Colorful artificial flowers.

Artificial flowers with coffee filter

Image 37 – Illustration of lush background.

Illustration background
The coffee filter gives a very good texture when you work with illustrations with different materials.

Picture 38 – Another garland colorful and fun.

Colorful Garland with coffee filter

Picture 39 – Different flowers on the wall decoration.

Flowers with coffee filter
Flowers from coffee filters can be used in many different ways, from lamps, replacing the real ones in decoration, even for another idea.

Details of flowers with coffee filter
Flowers from coffee filters can be used in many different ways, from lamps, replacing the real ones in decoration, even for another idea.

Image 40 – As protection for the table.

As protection for the table

Picture 41 – Craft with coffee filter: Creative souvenir.

Creative Remembrance
Another type of envelope with a coffee filter.

Picture 42 – Flowers, lots of flowers.

Flowers and more flowers with coffee filter

Image 43 – For entrepreneurs: a creative background for your product.

Creative background with coffee filter

Image 44 – Another option of the lamp.

Coffee filter lamp

Picture 45 – Comrades comrades.

Comrades comrades
Use a ping pong or styrofoam ball and toothpick as a base, then magazine with glue and a white coffee filter for that creepy fluffy ghost!

Figure 46 – A finishing touch to gift wrapping.

Final detail on gift wrap

Figure 47 – Another protection for the table.

Table protection
Another decoration for the table, but it helps to avoid the direct contact of the cups with the table.

Image 48 – Flower for napkin ring.

Flower for ring of napkins
Complete the flower by gluing it to a napkin ring and call everyone around your house for a super-stylish dinner.

Screenshot 49 – Explore all possible textures.

Explore the textures with the coffee filter

Picture 50 – Wrapping paper.

Gift bag

Picture 51 – Garlands on the ceiling decór.

Garlands on the roof decór
The garlands are very high, especially to give the ceiling decoration more personality.

Picture 52 – Style dry leaves.

Style dry leaves

Picture 53 – Decoration of small bowls and pots.

Decoration of small bowls

Picture 54 – Papierkörbe.

Paper baskets
The paper filters get harder as they dry, but to add structure to your work, use glue as the final layer and let it dry completely.

Image 55 – Lots and lots of flowers in the table decoration.

Flowers on table decoration

Figure 56 – A bag with a coffee filter!

Purse made with coffee filter
The ideal is to coat a simple and neutral bag to achieve the desired effect. For a professional finish, be sure to finish with a varnish, be it matte or glossy.

Image 57 – Plant pots.

Coating pots

Image 58 – Exuberant flower on tiara.

Lush flower on tiara
We show a lot of flowers that can be made with coffee filters and some kinds of uses. But use your creativity to create and apply all of these tips in ways that make you happier.

Image 59 – Your own teas.

Your own teas
For those who want to take a little tea to the office but like to make their own herbal blends, use the coffee filters as sachets. After all, the principle is the same!

Image 60 – magazine objects with large dimensions.

Magazine objects with large dimensions
After a few tests, you will surely be ready to coat larger objects and objects and give the desired style with this material.

How to make coffee pots step by step

Now that you’ve checked out all of the pictures with references, check out the video and step-by-step instructions on how to make your coffee filter a craft:

1. Bottle decorated with coffee filter

2. Vase with coffee filter

 

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