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We “Nailed” the Sunflower Wreath!

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Several sunflower lovers have been having fun trying to create a version of the beautiful sunflower wreath found on NicoleDCreations Etsy Shop.  To enquire about purchasing one, visit Nicole’s Etsy shop.

If you try your hand at creating a DIY version and would like for me to share it here, let me know in a comment on this post. I will send you an email and you can reply to it with how you created your and a photo, or just a photo if you’d like.

Thanks for all the likes and comments.  This has been fun!

Sharon’s tutorial:

NicoleDCreations original sunflower wreath and Sharon's DIY version.

NicoleDCreations original sunflower wreath and Sharon’s DIY version.

Denise’s version of the original sunflower wreath:

I purchased a 16″ pencil wreath from Michaels and zip tied a smaller wreath form in the center.  I cut 10″x10″ squares from 2 yards of yellow burlap from Hobby Lobby.  Following the Trendy Tree tutorial, I used 2 petals made from the 10″ squares for the bottom (or outer) row.  The next row was 1 petal per twist tie on the next ring of the 16″ form.  Then I did a third row on the inner form I zip tied to the larger wreath form.  I used yellow chenille to tie to the inner form.  That row had 7 single petals.  Next I cut a round circle from cardboard.  I used a 5 yard roll of ribbon burlap to create the center.  I folded the burlap in half and started in the center of the cardboard.  I would make a loop and staple in place on the card board…looping and stapling from the center of the cardboard going in a circle to the outer edge.  I just placed the cardboard in the center from the front and it is staying so far.  I was pleased with the outcome!

Mine turned out to be about 24″.  It looks nice on a front door.  I think it could also be made from a 10″ wreath form.
Denise's version of the sunflower wreath.  I think it turned out beautiful, don't you?

Denise’s version of the sunflower wreath. I think it turned out beautiful, don’t you?

Chrissy’s Version:

The idea to use spray paint actually came after I had tried using fabric stiffener and it didn’t give me the effect I thought it would. So I ended up using Engine Spray paint because it is weather proof and the color will not fade. It’s available at any auto parts store and runs about 4.00 a can. I used a 14 inch work wreath like in the original but for my center I ended up creating a grid out of straws and zip ties and then pushed the burlap through. LOL but hey it worked!

Chrissy's Version: Spray paint! - Look how bright it is...and the center - straws!  Very clever.

Chrissy’s Version: Spray paint! – Look how bright it is…and the center – straws! Very clever.

Sharon’s Wreath – Made for sister.  With this one, I used a 12 inch wire frame from Jo-Ann’s and attached a 6 inch one to the center with black zip ties.  I then used left-over burlap  from mine scrunched with squares of yellow netting.  I attached them with florist wire.  I then interspersed scrunched up squares of netting around in places that looked like they needed it.  I had left-over burlap ribbon from mine so used it the same way in the center that I did in the tutorial.  
Sharon's version - Made for sister with left-over materials.

Sharon’s version – Made for sister with left-over materials.

Destiny’s Version:
I made my sunflower with burlap and my center is handmade burlap garland. 🙂 I love how it turned out. 🙂 I also make and sell other wreaths as well at my site www.facebook.com/designsbydestiny4you would love to make some for others.
Destiny's version - burlap

Destiny’s version – burlap

Destiny's version - burlap

Destiny’s version – burlap

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