Coffee Filter Trees

It turns out that it’s easy and inexpensive to make some amazing coffee filter trees. Put them on some nice card stock paper and you have all the makings of a beautiful fall collage.

MATERIALS
Coffee filters
Plastic embroidery canvas
Recollections card stock paper, blue
Recollestions card stock paper, black
• Crayons
• Plastic plate (not pictured)
Liquid watercolor paints. I tried the watercolor tray variety, but just couldn’t get the colors bright enough for my taste.

DIRECTIONS

Filter-Tree-Supplies

Supplies needed for tree project.

 Filter Tree Step 1

1. Make lots of scribble, scrabble crayon rubbings. A blotchy bunch of colors are all you need to make an interesting tree.

 Filter Tree Step 2

2. Place coffee filter on a paper plate and paint. (It’s best to avoid coated paper plates as they seem to stick to the filters a bit.)
Have fun experimenting with overlapping shapes and adding dots for possible flowers. Paint at least two filters and let dry on your plate.

Filter Tree Step 3

3. If the filter is wrinkled after drying, run an old steam iron over it to crisp it up. Cut out cloud shape tops, and black cardstock trunks. Don’t be afraid to have the sides of the trees go off the paper so that they can all fit. Glue all down with glue stick.

 coffee filter trees

4. Cut out additional leaves from scrap paper and glue.

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