Coffee Filter Angel Wings

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Coffee Filter Angel Wings


I’ve been working on different props and backdrops for creative kids photography and wanted to create these angel wings because I thought they’d be great for photos. After I was done, I realized they’d also make beautiful décor art for Ava’s bedroom! Wouldn’t they look so sweet above a crib in a nursery? They’re so pretty and so easy to make, you’d never know they’re made from coffee filters! What’s even more beautiful is they only cost me about $15!


  • Approx. 100 Coffee Filters (If you’d like more colorful wings, you can dye the coffee filters any color you like by dipping the tips in water and food coloring!)
  • White Foamcore Board (I made these wings about 12″w x 20″t each but make them any size you like!)
  • X-acto Knife
  • Popsicle Sticks or Tongue Depressor
  • Tulle
  • Ribbon (optional)
  • Artificial Flowers (optional)
  • Decorative Fabric or Paper
  • Spray Glue
  • Glue Gun



1. Draw the shape of one wing onto the foamcore

2. Cut out the wing using an X-acto knife

3. Use this wing as a template for the second wing

4. Spray glue on the back side of each wing (side facing your child) and attach fabric or decorative paper completely covering the wings. Wrap around to the front side of the wings just enough to cover the edges of the foamcore, as shown

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5. Fold the coffee filters into uneven triangles to create the ruffles

6. Starting at the bottom, use a hot glue gun to attach the coffee filters in overlapping rows.

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7. Attach the wings to one another by hot gluing the popsicle sticks lengthwise to each wing as a support anchoring the wings together

8. Add a bow, ribbons or any type of decoration you like

9. Thread the tulle through to create shoulder straps, or to hang the wings as wall art

Tip: For a completely different look, you can use artificial flowers instead

Need help? Watch the tutorial HERE!



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