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.
- Large poster board
- Package of coffee filters
- Piece of card board
- Hot glue gun
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.
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.
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.
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!
For the top I didn’t cut the filter, I just twisted it and then glued it on underneath.
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! 🙂
So have you finished putting up your Christmas decor?
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So simple but so pretty. Pinning! Thanks.
Cute and inexpensive – always the best!! Thanks for the awesome idea!!
Cute and simple, and who doesn’t already have coffee filters? Love these…pinning!
So cute!! I love the fluffy look of the coffee filters. Pinning!
I love how fluffy it is too! Who knew you could make a cute tree for under a dollar?! 🙂
These are SO cute! Great cheap decoration!
Adorable! I want to make a forest of these!!
Going to use recycled paper coffee filters (tan)add some eyelet ribbon streamers for a antique look
What a great idea! Thanks for sharing with us! 🙂
Very cute! I made paper cones and covered them with feathers and yarn but I love this idea for using coffee filters too! Pinning it:)
How cute! I just made coffee filter snowflakes for our ward Christmas party and I have a bunch left over! This is perfect! Maybe the kids could even help!! Thanks for a great idea!
C’est magnifique ! Bravo !
super simpa. bravo et merci
These trees are really cute, my wife loved the idea.
I have to say that I really love your idea on the coffee cup on the coffee paper Christmas tree I think this year I’m going to actually be doing a few of those and using it for my centerpiece my table such a pretty idea.
Thank you Dorothy! Love how cheap and cute these coffee filter trees turned out!