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How to make a DIY fabric sunflower for your fall décor

 

I am so excited to share with you how to make a DIY fabric sunflower for your fall décor!  This beautiful fall sunflower pattern comes with our fall patterns bundle and is still available on our online store.  If you are looking for some cute and budget-friendly DIY ideas, be sure to snag your fall patterns bundle today.  How cute would this fabric sunflower DIY look amongst your fall décor, or even for your Thanksgiving tablescape?! 

 

Materials needed: 

  • Fall patterns bundle 
  • material 
  • burlap 
  • cardboard 
  • bowl rod 
  • stain 
  • hot glue gun and glues sticks 
  • spray starch  
  • raffia 

Step 1.  Stain a dial rod using Minwax stain in the color “Dark Walnut.”  Set aside for now, and allow to dry.

Step 2.  Using our sunflower pattern from the fall patterns bundle, cut out the large and small sunflower petals, and the circle for the sunflower center.  We will not be using the leaves for this project, so feel free to set those aside to use for another craft. 

 

Step 3.  Take a scrap piece of fabric of your liking, I used a yellow piece I had available in my fabric scrap bin.  Using the large and small sunflower petal cutouts, start to trace a bunch of large and small petals on the piece of fabric.  I used a fabric marker to trace on the petals.  After you have traced about 10 large and 10 small petals onto your piece of fabric, cut out the fabric petals using scissors. 

Step 4.  Next, take the circle pattern you cut out for the sunflower’s center, and trace it onto a piece of cardboard, and then cut it out.  You will need to do this process twice, so you have two carboard circles cut out for your sunflower. 

Step 5.  Lay one of your fabric sunflower petal pieces onto the cardboard center cutout of your sunflower.  Pinch the bottom of the fabric petal, and hot glue it in place onto the cardboard circle.  Continue to repeat this process with your large fabric petals until you have gone completely around the cardboard center of the sunflower. 

Step 6.  Take your smaller fabric petals and hot glue them around the sunflower going in between the larger petals.

 

Step 7.  Using the second/top piece of cardboard you cut out for the sunflower’s center, hot glue a piece of burlap fabric around the cardboard circle/center.  Repeat this process so you have two layers of burlap fabric hot glued onto your sunflower’s center.  Trim away any excess fabric.  Then, hot glue the burlap covered piece of cardboard to the center of the sunflower. 

Step 8.  Hot glue the stained dial rod to the back of the sunflower.  Be generous with the glue so it adheres securely.  Cover the back of the dial rod with a small piece of burlap fabric for an even more secure hold. 

Step 9.  Spray Heavy Starch over your sunflower.  Then, use a heat gun to dry it, or allow to dry overnight.  The Heavy Starch will make your material stiff, so it stays in place. 

Step 10.  Finally, take some raffia and make a bow around the stem/dial rod of the sunflower.  You could place your sunflower in a little flower pot, etc.  Enjoy! 

 

 

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If you decide to make this DIY  I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends!  Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube