DIY $1 coffee filter trees

Today I have another easy and inexpensive Christmas craft to share: coffee filter trees.

Coffee filter crafts were all the rage this year! So were cone trees! I decided to take the two trends and make these beautiful coffee filter trees. These were really easy to make and SUPER cheap! I bought 3 poster boards for $1 and a pack of coffee filters for $1 then ended up making 3 trees (plus I still have a million coffee filters). These make great decorations or center pieces for any holiday party! I thought about adding a little glitter to the edges, but I kind of like the simplicity of plain white.

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Supplies needed:

  • Large poster board
  • Package of coffee filters
  • Piece of card board
  • Hot glue gun

Instructions:

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1. Cut out a large circle from your poster board. The bigger the circle the bigger the tree will be.

2. Fold the circle in half and then cut it, so that you will have two half circles.

3. Fold one edge in so it forms a cone and then wrap the other edge around. Push it down on a table until it stands flat.

4. Tape the edge shut (of course I had to use some festive washi tape).

Here’s a good example I found on google as I was trying to figure it out myself.

Cone pattern

Next trace the bottom of your cone onto a piece of cardboard. Then glue it to the edge. This step isn’t necessary, but I wanted to put mine on candlesticks, so I needed a base.

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Next you’re going to cut your coffee filters. I didn’t actually draw lines (just eyeball it), I just wanted to show this as an example. For the base I cut the outside line so that it could fit all the way around the bottom. Then I cut the next line and so on. This gave the trees the cool ruffled effect. You can cut the coffee filters in half as you get closer to the top, since you won’t need them as big.

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You may need to do a few layers the same size, but just keep working your way up to the top, gluing as you go. And watch those fingers!

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For the top I didn’t cut the filter, I just twisted it and then glued it on underneath.

DIY coffee filter trees on iheartnaptime.net ...make these gorgeous Christmas trees for less than a buck!

Get together with some girl friends and make some! You’ll love them!

Here’s a pinnable graphic if you’d like to pin it! :)

DIY coffee filter trees on iheartnaptime.net ...make these gorgeous Christmas trees for less than a buck!

 

So have you finished putting up your Christmas decor?

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Jamielyn Nye

Lifestyle expert, Pinterest tastemaker and blogger at iheartnaptime.com. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.