5 Beautiful Dollar Tree Christmas Crafts For Under $1

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What Dollar Tree Christmas crafts can you make for under $1?

 I like to decorate with things that can be left up for a “season” meaning 3 months, so I get more enjoyment out of them. Did you know that you can make holiday decor that’s inexpensive, easy, and fun with regular old coffee filters? I love coming up with creative ideas for fun crafts and finding new uses for everyday items. These are great ideas for my favorite coffee filter crafts I’m super excited about them and wanted to share them with you. This is a fun way to make inexpensive crafts and a great way to involve kids of all ages the best part is you only need basic craft supplies and a little imagination.

For most of these projects you'll take a coffee filter, place the center at the bottom, and squeeze up the filter to make a "flower" shape, and twist the bottom to hold in place.

Dollar Tree Christmas Crafts Materials Needed

  • Coffee Filters
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Embellishments – buttons, fabric, glitter, lights

Dollar Tree Christmas Crafts Instructions

For most of these cute coffee filter crafts, you will be using similar techniques. They all start with coffee filter flowers. You simply take an entire coffee filter, place the center at the bottom, and squeeze the filter up to make a “flower” shape, then give a little pinch and twist the bottom to hold in place.

I took a styrofoam ball from Dollar Tree and started hot gluing these twisted coffee filters around it. There is no right or wrong way to do it. I started by making a circle around the middle, and then added more and more until the top was full. Then I began filling the bottom.

How do you make a coffee filter topiary?

I took a styrofoam ball from Dollar Tree. You can also find these at the craft store. I started by hot gluing these twisted coffee filters around the styrofoam ball. There is no right or wrong way to do it. I started by making a circle around the middle and then added more and more until the top was full. Then I began filling the bottom.

I hot glued on a candle holder from Dollar Tree to be the base. I then filled in any holes left with more coffee filters until I got it to be as full as I liked.

I hot glued a candle holder from Dollar Tree to be the base. I then filled in any holes left with more coffee filters until I got it to be as full as I liked.

You can leave it plain or I added a little Mod Podge around the edges of the coffee filters and then sprinkled fake snow onto it.


You can leave it plain, or I added a little Mod Podge around the edges of the coffee filters and sprinkled fake snow onto it. Now you have amazing coffee filter snowflakes.

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I hot glued 2 different sized paper plates together.

How do you make a snowman out of coffee filters?

This little project also uses round coffee filters. I hot glued 2 different-sized paper plates together.

I filled them with the twisted coffee filters until I got it as full as I wanted. For this one I started at the bottom and worked my way to the top.

I filled them with the twisted coffee filters until I got them as full as I wanted. For this one, I started at the bottom and worked my way to the top.

I added a scarf, hot glued on button eyes and nose, a yarn mouth, and a top hat I found at Dollar Tree. I put a piece of fish line on back so I could hang him.

Once you have all these beautiful flowers in place, the end result is an adorable snowman. Young children will delight in dressing up your snowman. I added a scarf, hot glued button eyes and nose, a yarn mouth, and a top hat I found at Dollar Tree. I put a piece of fish line on the back so I could hang him.

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Any wreath form will work, and any size you like. I had this one on hand. I started hot gluing the twisted coffee filters onto the wreath working around in a circle. I started on the inside, then moved my way to the outside until it was as full as I wanted.

How do you make a coffee filter wreath?

Any wreath form will work, and any size you like. I had this one on hand. I started hot gluing the folded coffee filters onto the wreath working around in a circle. I started on the inside, then moved my way to the outside until it was as full as I wanted.

I added some battery operated LED (cool lights) I found at Dollar Tree. I hot glued the battery pack onto the back side to hide it.

I added some battery-operated LED (cool lights) I found at Dollar Tree. I hot glued the battery pack onto the backside to hide it.

I kept the original hanging tag on it so I could hang it from that.

I kept the original hanging tag on it so I could hang it from that.

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I cut holes of different sizes and layered them onto a recycled bottle. I used a little hot glue to hold each layer in place.

How do you make a coffee filter Christmas tree?

I cut holes of different sizes and layered them onto a recycled bottle. I used a little hot glue to hold each layer in place.

I added a strand of battery operated LED (cool lights) lights that have a "cork" on/off switch on top.

I added a strand of battery-operated LED (cool lights) lights that have a “cork” on/off switch on top.

I cut out a tinfoil start and glued it to the "cork" on/off switch, and I also added some Krylon Glitter Blast spray paint to the filters to give it some shimmer.

I cut out a tinfoil start and glued it to the “cork” on/off switch, and I also added some Krylon Glitter Blast spray paint to the filters to give it some shimmer.

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I cut the letters "J" and "Y" out of cardboard. I hot glued on some twisted coffee filters onto the letters until I had the look I wanted. I added my wreath from before to the center to be the letter "O" and created the word Joy. I used gaffers tape to hold up the letters and wreath onto my mirror.

I cut the letters “J” and “Y” out of cardboard. I hot glued on some twisted coffee filters onto the letters until I had the look I wanted. I added my wreath from before to the center to be the letter “O” and created the word Joy. I used gaffers tape to hold up the letters and wreath onto my mirror.

What are some other coffee filter crafts that you can make?

  • coffee filter roses
  • tie dye coffee filters by filing a squirt bottle with food coloring and spraying the filter
  • hot air balloons – coffee filters also make great parachutes
  • coffee filter butterflies by coloring the coffee filter with washable markers and then quirting it with a spray bottle of water. Let them dry on paper towels and then wrap the center with a pipe cleaner or a clothespin.
  • coffee filter dancers, use one of the above techniques and then place a clothespin through the center of the filter like a tutu
  • to make colorful dragonflies by decorating the coffee filter and using a clothespin as the body.
  • coffee filter turkey
  • coffee filter apple – glue like the snowman above and make an apple shape
  • coffee filter monsters – draw a monster’s face on the coffee filters or make a monster like a snowman above
  • coffee filter trees (like above)

These are great projects for little kids, young kids, or heck, I’d make them on a rainy day because I love making art projects.

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22 Comments

  1. Mary Ann Rajczewski says:

    Lovely! Great idea!!
    Thank you!

  2. Awesome! Awesome! I really love the topiary! Then there’s the snowman. Oops, and the wreath. The tree! And the J O Y. Yikes how to decide my fav. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Linda, it was so much fun and got them all done in one day. It really is hard to decide which one, I like them all as well 🙂

  3. Barbara Warner says:

    I love your snowman, and the lighted wreath! Way to go for inspiring the rest of us to step up to the plate and decorate for the holidays

    1. Thank you Barbara, I am really excited about how they turned out. I have them ready to go but won’t put them up until after Thanksgiving 🙂

  4. So many different ideas and they’re all so pretty! I like how inexpensive coffee filters are, so these projects are right up my alley!

    1. Thank you so much and you are so right, I got these all done in one day and with 1 1/2 packages of filters.

  5. Stephanie says:

    All of these creations are beautiful, my friend. I especially like the snowman 🙂 Thanks for the wonderful ideas.

    Happy weekend! Hugs! Stephanie-The Enchanting Rose

    1. Thank you very much Stephanie 🙂 I’m so excited with how they turned out. You know how it is, you start on something with hope – sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. Hugs to you my friend!

  6. You had a lot of fun with your projects. I don’t need coffee filters anymore but I’m tempted to buy some just so I can make a wreath now. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

    1. Thank you Donna, and I totally know what you mean as our coffee maker uses cone filters. I did go buy some of these coffee filters just to make these projects 🙂

    1. Thank you Tracy and thanks for stopping by.

  7. Love the lighted coffee filter wreath! Very clever.

    1. Thank you Lisa, and that’s one of my favorite s too 🙂

  8. Such cute ideas. I especially love the Snowman. Thanks for sharing at To Grandma’s House We Go.

    1. Thank you Amy and the snowman is one of my favorites too. Thank you so much for participating in our link party, we really appreciate it.

  9. I had made a coffee filter wreath a few years ago (you are much quicker than I am – old fingers – as it took me a lot longer than an hour!) and I love it, but never thought of putting the lights on it and that makes it perfect. Thank you for that. And I love the snowman. I shall make one for my sister and niece. (Still have lots of coffee filters left :-).

    1. I’m am so excited that you like it and that you’ll be making the snowman 🙂

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