Patriotic Coffee Filter Wreath
Use a paper plate and some coffee filters to create a festive firework wreath for the 4th of July! In this project we'll show you two different techniques for blending colors on coffee filters!
- Neon Fuzzy Sticks
- Rainbow Fuzzy Sticks
- Paint Dab Markers
- Hot Glue Gun ***May Require Adult Assistance
- Large Paper Plate
- Coffee Filters
|Step 1. Gather your supplies.|
In the first technique, start by dampening a coffee filter and place on a paper plate.
|Step 3. |
Dot blue and red paint dab markers all over the coffee filter until you’re happy with how it looks. You can see the colors bleed a little into each other.
|Step 4. |
In the second technique, dot red and blue paint dab markers all over a dry coffee filter.
|Step 5. |
Use a dropped to make the colors bleed. We found this technique worked better for a tie dye effect.
|Step 6. |
This is what the filters look like dry! The red and blue one was made with the dropper and the red, white and blue one was dampened first.
|Step 7. |
Once the filters are dry, cut slits about 3/4 of the way to the middle.
|Step 8. |
Fold the filters in half.
|Step 9. |
Fold in half again.
|Step 10. |
Twist the bottom point so the filter flairs out. Set aside.
|Step 11. |
Cut out the center of the paper plate.
|Step 12. |
Wrap fuzzy sticks around the rim of the plate: red, white, blue, red, white, blue, etc.
|Step 13. |
When the rim is covered, glue on the coffee filter “fireworks”.