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My friend, Linda, shared this photo of a sunflower wreath on my facebook page. I told her I should make this to go along with the Sunflower House we planted for our grandkids. It doesn’t look hard she said. Then, when another friend, Jayne shared it, I knew I had to try. After all, I was into sunflower themes once before, I could be again. Besides, it is really bright and cheery for spring/summer.
Linda and I spent two weeks at a university campus the summer we were working on our master degrees, so she remembered the sunflower activity theme I worked on. She said she couldn’t look at a sunflower without thinking of those 2 weeks.
I started looking into making this and immediately ran into problems. Bad Facebook – post a pretty picture with no tutorial. What a shame! Here comes Google!
Problem #1: I soon found, what looked like the same photo that featured on my facebook page, but alas – it was an etsy wreath, already created.
Solution #1: I did find a tutorial for the basic sunflower shape, however, those materials were paper mesh and won’t work outside. I found I can order yellow burlap from Amazon if I need to. I plan to make my own wire frame like the one in the tutorial. I’m not sure at this point what size frame I will need.
Problem #2: I didn’t care for the center of that sunflower tutorial. So, it was off to search Google again. It looks to me as though the center of the wreath I really liked originally is one of those twisted burlap ones.
Problem #3: How to marry the two things??
Solution #3: I think I may have to fashion another smaller frame within the frame of the original sunflower. The basic sunflower tutorial shows how to add another circle to make the center. I think I will have to add another complete frame or make one so that I can do the twisty thing with the ribbon and get the kind of center the photo shows. We will see. I will have to look at frames and wires and decide. When I figure it out, I will post it here.
So once I figure out those frames, I will be ready to try.
Gee, thanks, Linda and Jayne, for giving me yet one more project to attempt to nail. 🙂
Stay tuned! This could turn out to be a disaster. Possibly an expensive disaster.
Thanks for all the help with your likes and comments. After viewing the video Sandy posted, I saw another youtube link on the side. I tried it, and I think I found something that will work! It looks easy enough even I could do it. Yea! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GxrM1O58fI
If I’m lucky and “nail” this, I will post a pic. Now, off to a hobby store to get one of those wire frames they used in the video and some burlap, or thanks to a comment from Pat, some heavy netting!
Whew! I found all the needed supplies and fabric. See comments for a discussion on the materials. First of all, the main frame I ended up using created a huge wreath, but it does stand out on my door, that’s for sure! I’m posting pics for now and will try to do a little tutorial on everything I used and link it here when finished. Here’s my tutorial for the Sunflower Wreath DIY.