Life Love Larson: “Dipped” Coffee Filter Number


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

“Dipped” Coffee Filter Number

This is the last post about Kate’s birthday party, I promise!  Then on to Christmas stuff!
I decided to make a large coffee filter number “4” to hang on the door for an additional decoration.  This was made over coffee (fittingly, right?) the morning before the party with supplies I had on hand:  a large piece of cardboard, coffee filters, glue gun, craft paint, and command strips.  I found this idea on Pinterest and put my own spin on it. 
coffee filter number 1

I free handed a large “4” on a piece of thin cardboard and cut it out.  This does not have to be perfect, as the coffee filters will hide any imperfections!
Now, start gluing!  This is the part that takes the longest.  I used the same technique I used on my coffee filter wreath.  The basic concept is to fold it in half and then half again, put a dab of glue on the bottom and push onto the cardboard.  You will start to get an idea of how close together to glue them after you do about 20.  The coffee filters will fan out so you don’t have to glue as tight together as you might think.
You can see in the photo above that I trimmed some of the filters down after gluing them on.  Some of mine were sticking up higher than others, so just trim across.
I wanted to add some pink on the ends, so I used craft paint and a paintbrush to “dip” the ends.
I would have probably preferred white coffee filters, but I already had several natural ones on hand and I like to use what I have.  Kate loved the extra little touch, especially because she is so proud of her new number!
You can find the rest of the party posts here…
Princess Tea Party Details, Iced Pound Cake Squares, Mini Pom Treat Bags


  1. So pretty! Her party looked adorable!

  2. What a great idea :) I am visiting you via Somewhat Simple. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas. Happy Holidays. Anu

  3. I love this idea; I've started making a number like this for my daughter's birthdays but I did pictures last year, I'll definitely have to try this in the upcoming years!

  4. Wow that really came out beautiful.. How many coffee filters did it take to make?