Here we go! Obviously, you need a wreath form (I did the green vs the white round ones because the styrofoam is easier to push into) and I started with these floral pins, but quickly switched to regular straight pins to save my poor fingers. Plus they are cheaper than the floral pins. However, the floral pins obviously give better hold, so a thimble might elliminate the sore finger issue.
You need to fold the coffee filters. I only did one at a time, but perhaps two at a time would give a different look.
Half, quarter, sixth (I think) Just fold halves three times.
Then its time to start pinning!
I pinned in quite a few before I began fluffing them. I tried not fluffing to see if that step could be skipped as a time saver, but if it were a wreath I was putting on my wall, I would prefer them fluffed.
It's hard to say how long it took me to finish the first third of the wreath, since I'm never full time crafter. But if I had to guess I would say roughly an hour - hour and a half. At this point, you're fingers will hurt, you might even be board with the entire process. My little sister suggested I stop here and be done with it. "call those flowers or something" but in all fairness she was trying to get me to help her scrapbook.
Two-thirds done. This is where I started shaping the wreath. I decided not to wait to the end because I've been known to get carried away with my shearing. So I just started to trim them all to the overall same lengths and worried about the exact shape later. Also, you will now probably think that you are so close to the end based on the green to white ratio. However, that would be very misleading. I would say I had at least another hour + left to go at this point.
Now you have some choices. You can leave it and call it good. Great wreath as is. Or you can color it with inks. You could add some embellishments. Or you can do like I did and add a simple ribbon.
So go ahead, give this one a try!