DIY Coffee-Filter Garland
These beautiful garlands can transform your reception and are easily made by dyeing and stringing together inexpensive coffee filters. Keep this project stress-free by dyeing the filters in one day, and then making the pom-poms in small batches in the months leading up to your wedding.
Tools and Supplies
Powdered dye, such as Procion MX Dye
Needle and thread
Monofilament fishing line
- In a plastic bucket, mix your dye with water according to the label's instructions.
- Wearing rubber gloves, dunk a large stack of coffee filters into the dye until they are saturated.
- Remove filters and wring them out over the bucket.
- Toss the colored filters in your dryer for a few minutes for a textured look -- no more than 10 minutes at most -- or let them air-dry for a more ruffled effect.
- Stack 12 together, and connect the layers by pulling a needle and thread through the center. Use your fingers to fluff up the edges like rosettes.
- Once you've got a bunch of puffs, string them on fishing line and tie knots on either side to keep them in place.