Coffee Filter “JOY” letters

Coffee Filter Christmas Decor

Today we are going to show you how to make your own Coffee Filter Christmas Decor. We made the word JOY but you can do any word or shape you’d like! Fun huh?


  • Poster Board
  • Coffee Filters
  • White School Glue
  • A box knife or some wicked awesome scissors
  • Overhead projector (optional)
  • Transparency Film (optional)

Print out letters on transparency paper.jpg

1. First, print out your letters on a transparency film. If you aren’t using a projector, skip to step 3!  You can draw the letters free hand if you’d like.

trace letters onto poster board

2. Using an overhead projector, trace your letters onto poster board. Again, you can free hand it if you want. A simple font should be easy to draw.

Cut out letters

3. Using a box knife or sharp, sturdy scissors, carefully cut out your letters you traced on the poster board.

Apply glue to letters

4. Now slather on some white school glue and get ready to add your coffee filters.

Gather Coffee Filters5. Gather the bottom of your coffee filter to create a little pouf. You can fiddle with it a bit until you like the shape.

Apply coffee filters to letters

6. Apply the coffee filter to the glue and repeat a bunch of times until all of your letters or your shape is covered. This would make a super cute wreath too! You could jazz it up with ribbon, glitter, etc!

JOY coffee filter lettersWe love the rustic look of the brown coffee filters but you could use white if you wanted too! Aren’t they so fluffy, ruffly and fun!?! 

Joy letters (portrait)

**This post was originally published at I Heart Nap Time on 11/8/2013.**


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7 Responses to Coffee Filter “JOY” letters

  1. Kathy says:

    Cute idea! Looks great above the mantle!!
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  2. Stephanie says:

    This is so cute, and right within my decorating budget!
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  3. This is so fun – I love all the texture!!
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  4. Jane says:

    Such a neat idea! I love how it makes such an impact on the space! :)
    I’d love for you to drop by and link up at our Holiday link party:

    Hope you crafty gals have a wonderful weekend! :)

  5. Tracy Park says:

    NOW that is cute

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