How to Make Floral Wall Art With Coffee Filters

Transform the most basic of household supplies — coffee filters — into a flowing, modern wall pattern.
Coffee Filter Art

Coffee Filter Art

Coffee filters are good for more than just a fresh cup of joe. Dip (fresh) filters in fabric dye to create a colorful, flower-inspired piece of temporary wall art.

Coffee filters are good for more than just a fresh cup of joe. Dip (fresh) filters in fabric dye to create a colorful, flower-inspired piece of temporary wall art.

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Use removable double-stick tape or glue dots for this project to make it rental- or dorm-friendly.

Materials Needed:

  • small white coffee filters (30)
  • large white coffee filters (20)
  • yellow cardstock
  • removable glue dots or double-stick tape
  • 1" circle hole punch
  • purple liquid fabric dye
  • medium-sized bowl
  • plastic sheeting

Mix Dye

Fill a bowl with one cup of water and 1/4 cup of dye.

Tip: The ratio of dye to water can be adjusted based on how dark you want your color to be. Dip a few coffee filters to make sure you're happy with the shade before continuing with the project.

Dye Small Coffee Filters

Cover a large countertop or table with plastic sheeting or a drip-proof drop cloth. Dip a small coffee filter 1” into the dye. Set dip-side down on a flat surface. Repeat this process with 30 small coffee filters.

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Dye Large Coffee Filters

Dip a large coffee filter 1" into the dye. Set dip-side down on a flat surface. Repeat this process with 20 large coffee filters. Let all the dipped coffee filters dry overnight.

Cut Yellow Accent Pieces

Using a 1" circle punch, cut 15 circles from yellow cardstock.

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Create Wall Arrangement

Stick a glue dot or a piece of double stick tape to the back of a filter. Place on a blank wall. Tape small and large filters onto the wall in a random pattern creating a wave-like formation. Tape the yellow dots in the middle of a few large filters. This will make them look like flowers.

Tip: After every 3 or 4 filters, step back and look at the shape you are creating. Adjust as necessary to fit your space.

The Finished Product

Now, step back and enjoy your new art piece!

Coffee Filter Artwork

Coffee Filter Artwork

A blank wall is turned into a creative canvas for DIY artwork. Coffee filters dipped in blue form a flowing, floral pattern above the dining room table.

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