11 Crafts and Other Uses for Coffee Filters

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Have you ever considered using coffee filters in crafts or decorating your home? If not, you might want to check out these stunning ideas below for different uses for coffee filters!

About 100 years ago, a German housewife named Melitta Bentz got a little creative. She punctured the bottom of a brass pot and lined it with blotting paper, creating the first coffee filter! Interesting what we housewives can come up with isn't it?

11 Other Uses for Coffee Filters

About 100 years ago, a German housewife named Melitta Bentz got a little creative. She punctured the bottom of a brass pot and lined it with blotting paper, creating the first coffee filter! Interesting what we housewives can come up with isn’t it? Of course, coffee filters have taken off, and you can find them in almost every household.

Below you can read creative uses for coffee filters, from kid crafts to ways to decorate your home. The possibilities are endless when it comes to using coffee filters. You have to turn on your imagination and then get to work. If you need help of knowing where to start, then look below for a roundup of ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

Ways to Decorate Your Home with Coffee Filters

“These flowers are absolutely stunning and very inexpensive to make. If you were to go and purchase these at a craft or decor store you could pay quite a bit for them.”

One Young Love – Paper Hydrangea

“Make this stunning wreath for $5! It is a beautiful piece to greet everyone that comes to your house or showcase it on one of your walls in your home. You could even get creative and dye the filters for a different color to fit your style.”

DIY Beautify – Coffee Filter Wreath

“If you have an event or party coming up, these would be a stunning piece to decorate! Or hang them in your child’s nursery for a really classic look. The possibilities are endless in displaying these honeycomb balls.”

Under The Red Roof – Honeycomb Balls

” If you are looking to create stunning flowers, make sure to check out these DIY Coffee Filter Flowers. They are absolutely breathtaking, and I love the easy tutorial. These would be stunning in a wedding or a centerpiece for your kitchen table!”

Bridal Musings: DIY Coffee Filter Flowers

“This would be such a neat piece to hang above the bed of your child or even teenager. It is a really fun decoration piece but it also acts as a light! Such a creative way to use coffee filters.”

Crafty Nest: Snowball Wall Light


Crafts for Kids

“Let your kids use their imagination to create fun little monsters. This is great for around Halloween time. Just grab your coffee filters, washable markers and spray bottle, and let the fun begin!”

Raising Little Superheros: Coffee Filter Monsters

This is such a darling craft for any child who loves fish or crafting! I love the aluminum foil accents on some of the fish, it really adds a new dimension to the fish. These would be perfect to display in your child’s room or for a birthday party!”

Crafty Mornings: Rainbow Fish

“Who doesn’t love creating sun catchers!? The paper plate frame really sets these sun catchers apart, and that is what makes them so unique and fun!”

UnTrained Housewife: Sun Catchers

“This is a great craft around Fall to create with your child. This is a very simple craft, and you can get creative in finding the perfect color combinations. This is great for fine motor skills in young children.”

PopSugar: Leaf Garland

“When I think if crafts for coffee filters my mind instantly goes to coffee filter butterflies. This is a really simple and classic craft you might have done when you were a kid in school!”

The Simple Craft Diaries: Coffee Filter Butterflies

“Looking to teach your child about the earth or to celebrate earth day? Here is a really neat way to create a world, using coffee filters. You can’t go wrong with this simple craft!”

Lessons with Laughter: World Globe

More Crafting Ideas

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What fun crafts have you made with coffee filters?

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Merissa has been blogging about and living the simple life since 2009 and has internationally published 2 books on the topic. You can read about Merissa’s journey from penniless to freedom on the About Page. You can send her a message any time from the Contact Page.


This blog post for Uses for Coffee Filters was originally posted on Little House Living in September 2017. It has been updated as of August 2023.

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  1. Hey, Melissa! I’m interested in creating the Roses out of coffee filters, but I can’t seem to get the link to open. Maybe I’m trying to click in the wrong place…? By the way, I looove your articles! So informative! Congratulations again upon your new arrival! Thanks again for helping me to get my blog started! I’ve got 60 affiliate advertisers!! Maybe you created a monster? Haha! Thanks so much!!
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    1. Hi Kerry, I just checked and the links seem to be working ok for me. Be sure to click the blue highlighted link under the picture. Let me know if you are still having trouble. Sounds like things are going well!