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How To Make A Christmas Coffee Filter Garland

by Jean Van't Hul
December 1, 2010
Coffee filter bunting with glue stick

Have you tried painting on coffee filters with watercolor paint? The paint colors spread readily, which makes it a fun activity for kids to do with either brushes or droppers.

We recently did some coffee filter painting in Christmas colors, then used them to make a Christmas garland which we LOVE.

How To Make A Coffee Filter Garland

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Painting Coffee Filters for Holiday Garlands

First we painted the coffee filters, using our liquid watercolors (regular watercolors or even food coloring would work as well).

Liquid watercolor paint and coffee filters

We used red, green, silver and gold paints. The metallic watercolors added a lot.

Watercolor painted Christmas coffee filter garland

After the painted coffee filters dried, we folded them in half and glued them over a ribbon.

Christmas coffee filter garland

Here are the finished garlands! You can use them to decorate the house or the tree.

Find detailed step-by-step directions for this coffee filter garland and for four other simple holiday garlands at my December column for WNC Parent magazine. Enter page 48 in the search field at the top, then click on the actual page in order to make it large enough to read.

Let me know if you make this coffee filter garland —I’d love to hear!

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