Saturday, August 10, 2013


This is a delightful sunflower to make to adorn a wreath!!

You start with a slice of an old tree limb.  Due to the many wind storms we have had, old tree limbs hanging out by the curb are in an abundance around here.  This one is about 4" across.
Next, cut three various shades of a gold and/or yellow cotton fabric.  These will measure 4" x 45".  So, adjust your petals to about the same width as your slab of tree limb, ie, if your slab is 4", cut your fabric 4" x 45".  If it's 2", cut your fabric 2" x 45".  Get it?
Cut the petal shapes rough - they don't have to be perfect.
Start pleating the fabric and hot gluing on the back.  You will notice I used a darker gold, then a lighter yellow and then another darker gold print.  Pleat them with your fingers as you go, adding each row on top of the other.  (This is kinda hard on the fingers, so if you have a  skewer or something, it would come in very handy).
When you get the fabric glued all around the circle, you might need to cut some of the fabric off.  I ended up on this one cutting off about 3 petals that were excess at the end.
And there you have a really cute sunflower.  These are darling when made small - like 2" centers.  They look cute on grapevine wreaths, or a variety of items.
Till next time, Judy


  1. Very cute and looks easy to do:)

  2. You are so creative Judy. A reminder of summer for when the rains/snow come.

  3. Oh, I love the sunflowers! Such happy flowers.

  4. So cute, Judy , you are making so many things. xoxo,Susie

  5. Fun...Organic...Beautiful! Sunflowers should be the ambassadors of Smiles. Happy Creative Hearts.

  6. That's about the cutest darn thing ever! I REALLY love it. And wouldn't you know it, we just threw away a TON of tree branches, darn it. Now where did I put that chain saw.....

    That is just about the cutest darn thing I've ever seen! I must make some! And wouldn't you know it, we just threw away a bunch of tree branches. Darn it!

  7. These are darling! I love sweet projects such as this. Great way to recycle and make a cute addition to a wreath!



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