Sunflower Knot Wreath

Sunflower Knot Wreath. This DIY tutorial on how to make a sunflower knot wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. An hour or so of your time results in this lovely sunflower knot wreath, perfect for your front door!


This DIY tutorial on how to make a sunflower knot wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. An hour or so of your time results in this lovely sunflower knot wreath, perfect for your front door!

Sunflower Knot Wreath


This is a simple wreath craft. It is knots, well, ties. The color choices + the wreath frame are what makes the flower color. Here are some color combination ideas:

Sunflower: yellow flower petals, brown center

Daisy: white flower petals, yellow center

Gerbera Daisy: red, pink, orange, light purple, or peach flower petals, yellow center

Notes:

• On this frame, the petals touch one other at points, do those first and then work up, so center to tip. It will be easier.

• I purposely took the photos of this flower wreath in different places so people could see how the background obscured the flower design. I never touched the knots to straighten anything so you could see how it would look. With a solid background (the fireplace wall), it is a bit more difficult to identify as a sunflower. With a see-through background (the glass door), it is easy to envision this as a sunflower. Keep that in mind when deciding where you are going to hang your Sunflower Knot Wreath.

If you are interested in easy wreath crafts, you may be interested in these homemade wreaths. I am all about easy to make crafts! So, nearly any adult can make the crafts on my blog, including these wreaths:

For Easter or Spring:

DIY Easter Egg Wreath – so simple and highly customizable!

Easy DIY Bunny Butt Wreath – this adorable “bunny butt” wreath is probably the easiest one you could possibly make.

Patriotic:

Easy DIY Flag Wreath – this is a great summertime, 4th of July, Veteran’s Day wreath that is pretty straightforward to make.

Halloween:

BOO-Tiful Halloween Wreath – while this beautiful DIY Halloween Wreath will not scare anyone, it is lovely and stylish Halloween decor.

Thanksgiving:

Easy Thanksgiving Wreath DIY – for the “forgotten” holiday between Halloween and Christmas.

Christmas:

Easy Christmas Tulle Wreath – the colors are what make this Christmasy. If you swapped the red to blue, it would easily be a “winter wreath”.

Easy DIY Pine Cone Wreath – I have always labeled this as “Christmas”< but honestly it is more November through February than specific to Christmas.

Sunflower Knot Wreath. This DIY tutorial on how to make a sunflower knot wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. An hour or so of your time results in this lovely sunflower knot wreath, perfect for your front door!


Sunflower Knot Wreath Materials:

• 2 yards Petal Color(s) Fabric, cut in one yard increments (you could do two yards, but my folding instructions are for 1 yard). Yellow 100% Cotton, 45″ wide was used for the craft shown
• 1 yard “Seeds, Florets” color. Brown 100% cotton, 45″ wide was used for the craft shown.
18″ Sunflower Wreath Frame
• Measuring Tape or Ruler
• Pen or Pencil
• Scissors

Sunflower Knot Wreath. This DIY tutorial on how to make a sunflower knot wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. An hour or so of your time results in this lovely sunflower knot wreath, perfect for your front door!


Sunflower Knot Wreath Directions:

• There is no need to press or steam your fabric unless it is extremely wrinkled, prohibiting you from being able to cut a straight line. Precision and exact measurements are also not necessary. The irregularity of the cuts adds character to this cute wreath!

• Lay your fabric in half onto a flat surface. This fabric is 45″ wide.
• Fold in half so that the long length is what you see (see photo).
• Fold in half again so that the long length is what you see (see photo).
• Fold in half a third time so that the long length is what you see (see photo).

Sunflower Knot Wreath. This DIY tutorial on how to make a sunflower knot wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. An hour or so of your time results in this lovely sunflower knot wreath, perfect for your front door!


• Mark off one inch at the end of the fold.

Sunflower Knot Wreath. This DIY tutorial on how to make a sunflower knot wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. An hour or so of your time results in this lovely sunflower knot wreath, perfect for your front door!


• Cut to the end (approximately 4 5/8″ long). You will have a bunch of folded over piece of fabric (see photo).

Sunflower Knot Wreath. This DIY tutorial on how to make a sunflower knot wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. An hour or so of your time results in this lovely sunflower knot wreath, perfect for your front door!


Sunflower Knot Wreath. This DIY tutorial on how to make a sunflower knot wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. An hour or so of your time results in this lovely sunflower knot wreath, perfect for your front door!


• Put your scissors in between the folds at the end, and snip (see photo).
• Continue to do this for all the yellow fabric and all the brown fabric.

Sunflower Knot Wreath. This DIY tutorial on how to make a sunflower knot wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. An hour or so of your time results in this lovely sunflower knot wreath, perfect for your front door!


Sunflower Knot Wreath. This DIY tutorial on how to make a sunflower knot wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. An hour or so of your time results in this lovely sunflower knot wreath, perfect for your front door!


Sunflower Knot Wreath. This DIY tutorial on how to make a sunflower knot wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. An hour or so of your time results in this lovely sunflower knot wreath, perfect for your front door!


• Insert a piece of yellow fabric at one of the petals. On this frame, the petals touch one other at points, so do those first and then work up – center to tip. It will be easier.
• Simply tie one fabric around the wire, pull tight. You are not double knotting.
• Scrunch together the fabric every few knots so you do not end up with hole.

Sunflower Knot Wreath. This DIY tutorial on how to make a sunflower knot wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. An hour or so of your time results in this lovely sunflower knot wreath, perfect for your front door!


• Do all the yellow petals first.
• Then the brown inside frame.
• When you have finished, make sure the knots are all on the outside of the frame.

Sunflower Knot Wreath. This DIY tutorial on how to make a sunflower knot wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. An hour or so of your time results in this lovely sunflower knot wreath, perfect for your front door!


• This is what the sunflower knot wreath looks like against one of my front doors.

Sunflower Knot Wreath. This DIY tutorial on how to make a sunflower knot wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. An hour or so of your time results in this lovely sunflower knot wreath, perfect for your front door!


• This is how the sunflower knot wreath looks against one of my clear stormdoors. You can see every detail clearly.

Sunflower Knot Wreath. This DIY tutorial on how to make a sunflower knot wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. An hour or so of your time results in this lovely sunflower knot wreath, perfect for your front door!


• This is what the sunflower knot wreath looks like above my fireplace. While admittedly a darker area, you can see how looks fuller even though I never touched the knots in any of these three final photographs.

• This is a simple craft to do. Once all the material is cut, it can be done while watching an hour of your favorite television show.


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Dollar Store Craft: Paper Bag Flower Arrangement

Dollar Store Craft: Paper Bag Flower Arrangement. This is an unusual, easy to make craft you can fabricate with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, quirky craft, you can make this paper bag flower arrangement in about 30 minutes using these step-by-step instructions.


This is an unusual, easy to make craft you can fabricate with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, quirky craft, you can make this paper bag flower arrangement in about 30 minutes using these step-by-step instructions.

Dollar Store Craft: Paper Bag Flower Arrangement


When my niece suggested we make a few dollar store crafts, I must admit I was not very enthusiastic. When I think “dollar store” I generally think er, craptastic and overpriced (check out those per ounce prices!) Sure I buy a few things at a dollar store, most notably the garden stones for crafts and the clear stone weights for crafts. Those are a real bargain in my opinion. But, as for the rest? That is Hubby’s wheelhouse, not mine.

• One thing I have learned making these Dollar Store Crafts is that the floral foam from a dollar store is often fairly decent. Especially for a buck. The rectangle floral foam has held up very well and holds the flowers in place very nicely.

• The flowers are more cheaply made than what you would find over at Michaels, Hobby Lobby, or Joann but they are also about 1/5th the price. Still keep in mind that quality of flowers from a dollar store can be suspect. Look them over carefully when you are purchasing.

• Do not be afraid to combine flowers. Strip the stem leaves off one and combine with the flower of another. Make these arrangements personal!

• For this paper bag craft, make certain the bag is not see through. You want it to have a bit of weight to it so that the foam will remain secure.

Dollar Store Craft: Paper Bag Flower Arrangement. This is an unusual, easy to make craft you can fabricate with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, quirky craft, you can make this paper bag flower arrangement in about 30 minutes using these step-by-step instructions.


A few tips about making a dollar store floral arrangement:

• When selecting flowers, bushier flower will be better for filling in “holes” (see above).
• When choosing flowers, stay in the same theme (fall flowers, spring,. etc.) and do not be overly “matchy”. The key to a nice arrangement is height differential.
• Wispy tall grasses will make the arrangement look more realistic.
• Cut stems longer than you think you will need (stand it next to the “pot” and see how it lines up). You can always cut more off, but you cannot add back length (well, beyond the length of a pick).
• Do not work on one side at a time, try and work the whole arrangement. It will help with balance. These are three dimensional arrangements, so be conscious of the space. Turn and work to fill in the foam in the pot/tin/bag/planter.
• Taller flowers are inserted in the center, and then the other flowers are filled in around.
• Tall wisps are inserted last (first on a wreath, last on a flower arrangement).

• If you like Dollar Store Crafts, you might enjoy this Dollar Store Craft: Fall Centerpiece.

Dollar Store Craft: Paper Bag Flower Arrangement. This is an unusual, easy to make craft you can fabricate with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, quirky craft, you can make this paper bag flower arrangement in about 30 minutes using these step-by-step instructions.


Dollar Store Craft: Paper Bag Flower Arrangement Materials:

• Dollar Store Flowers
• 1 Paper Bag (a gift bag was used for weight and opaqueness)
• 1 Rectangluar Floral Foam
• 1 Bag Clear Accent Gems

Please note that even though this is a dollar store craft, you will need a few items that can not be purchased at a dollar store (or at least not at any dollar stores where I have shopped!):

• Wire Cutters
Glue Gun
• Hot Glue Sticks

Dollar Store Craft: Paper Bag Flower Arrangement. This is an unusual, easy to make craft you can fabricate with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, quirky craft, you can make this paper bag flower arrangement in about 30 minutes using these step-by-step instructions.


Dollar Store Craft: Paper Bag Flower Arrangement Directions:

• Note that no picks or floral tape were used in this paper bag arrangement. You can always pick and wrap stems if you like.
• There is an accent color in this arrangement, orange. You could do this arrangement with red, blue, yellow, etc., accent flowers.

Dollar Store Craft: Paper Bag Flower Arrangement. This is an unusual, easy to make craft you can fabricate with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, quirky craft, you can make this paper bag flower arrangement in about 30 minutes using these step-by-step instructions.


• Open paper bag.
• Liberally apply hot glue to the floral foam (small end of the rectangular shape) and insert it into the bag. Hold until dry.

Dollar Store Craft: Paper Bag Flower Arrangement. This is an unusual, easy to make craft you can fabricate with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, quirky craft, you can make this paper bag flower arrangement in about 30 minutes using these step-by-step instructions.


• Add a bag of clear accent gems evenly distributed in the bottom of the bag around the foam. This will give this a bit of weight so it isn’t too top heavy and does not tips over (you could do two bags, but make sure the bottom of your bag will support that extra weight).

Dollar Store Craft: Paper Bag Flower Arrangement. This is an unusual, easy to make craft you can fabricate with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, quirky craft, you can make this paper bag flower arrangement in about 30 minutes using these step-by-step instructions.


• If you purchased bushes of flowers, clip them off the bush. You want individually stemmed flowers.

Dollar Store Craft: Paper Bag Flower Arrangement. This is an unusual, easy to make craft you can fabricate with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, quirky craft, you can make this paper bag flower arrangement in about 30 minutes using these step-by-step instructions.


• Measure the flowers against the bag and eyeball where they will hit when inserted. This is a taller arrangement, not a deep-seated one, so keep that in mind when cutting. Err on the side of too long as you can always cut more off.

Dollar Store Craft: Paper Bag Flower Arrangement. This is an unusual, easy to make craft you can fabricate with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, quirky craft, you can make this paper bag flower arrangement in about 30 minutes using these step-by-step instructions.


Dollar Store Craft: Paper Bag Flower Arrangement. This is an unusual, easy to make craft you can fabricate with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, quirky craft, you can make this paper bag flower arrangement in about 30 minutes using these step-by-step instructions.


• Drop a dot of hot glue onto your floral foam where you want to place your flower. Insert the picked flower on top of that hot. Hold until the glue cools and hardens.
• Taller flowers are inserted in the center, and then the other flowers are filled in around it at staggered, lower heights.
• Once the taller flowers (in this case white, ummm, big ones) are inserted, begin adding the next size down flowers. Do not work on one side at a time, try and work the whole arrangement. It will help with balance. This is a three dimensional arrangement, so be conscious of the space. Turn and work to fill in the foam in the tin.

Dollar Store Craft: Paper Bag Flower Arrangement. This is an unusual, easy to make craft you can fabricate with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, quirky craft, you can make this paper bag flower arrangement in about 30 minutes using these step-by-step instructions.


• Insert the smaller flowers to fill in the lower area of the bag.
• Check for large holes and fill in the spots with fuller flowers.
• Tall wisps are inserted last for balance and whimsy.

Dollar Store Craft: Paper Bag Flower Arrangement. This is an unusual, easy to make craft you can fabricate with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, quirky craft, you can make this paper bag flower arrangement in about 30 minutes using these step-by-step instructions.


• This is what mine ended up looking like. Yours may be different depending on the paper bag you use, whether you want to add a bow to the side or front (but be conscious of the weight and relative lack of bag stability), whether you picked up different colors or flowers, etc. All flower arrangements are highly personal, and you want that! Make it yours even if it is based on an idea you saw somewhere else.


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Tie Dye Coasters Tutorial

Tie Dye Coasters Tutorial. How to make your own tie dye coasters step by step tutorial. A fun, easy coaster craft perfect for home decor or as a housewarming gift!


Tie Dye Coasters Tutorial

How to make your own tie dye coasters step by step tutorial. A fun, easy coaster craft perfect for home decor or as a housewarming gift!


Tie dye is always a fun thing to use for DIY because the results will never come out the same twice! These fun tie dye coasters were made using permanent markers and rubbing alcohol. To keep the coasters looking similar, choose similar colors on every tile, even though the patterns will come out differently – unless you decide you would like your tiles to be closer in style, then try and follow the same pattern on each tile.

If you like to make your own coasters (I do!), you may be interested in some of these DIY coaster ideas:

Easy DIY Autumn Coasters – also made with inexpensive tiles, these are a fun, easy, seasonal coaster to update your family room decor for Autumn.

DIY Pine Moose Coasters – a little wood, a little spray paint, and a sealer and you have a wonderful rustic DIY coaster!

DIY Christmas Coasters – you know those old Christmas cards you have just laying around? Make these sweet holiday coasters to use, or give as gifts! This is one awesome craft.

And now, on to the tie dye coasters…

Tie Dye Coasters Tutorial. How to make your own tie dye coasters step by step tutorial. A fun, easy coaster craft perfect for home decor or as a housewarming gift!


Tie Dye Coasters Tutorial Materials:

• 4 White Ceramic Tiles 4″x4″
• Permanent Markers in assorted colors
Pipette
• Rubbing Alcohol
Mod Podge
• Foam Paint Brush

Materials Used for Backing:

Cork
Liner
Felt
Self-Healing Cutting Mat
Straight Edge
Cutter or use Scissors
Mod Podge
• Foam Paint Brush

Tie Dye Coasters Tutorial. How to make your own tie dye coasters step by step tutorial. A fun, easy coaster craft perfect for home decor or as a housewarming gift!


Tie Dye Coasters Instructions:

• Lay down some cardboard, newspaper or other protective material on your work surface.
• Make sure your tiles are clean by rubbing them down with alcohol.
• Let it dry before continuing.

Tie Dye Coasters Tutorial. How to make your own tie dye coasters step by step tutorial. A fun, easy coaster craft perfect for home decor or as a housewarming gift!


• Using various permanent markers, color your tile with whatever design you want. The colors will eventually all run together, so keep that in mind when designing. A favorite tile ended up being one just colored half blue and half yellow.

Tie Dye Coasters Tutorial. How to make your own tie dye coasters step by step tutorial. A fun, easy coaster craft perfect for home decor or as a housewarming gift!


• Use a pipette to drip rubbing alcohol over the tiles. You can use just a few drops, or completely cover the surface in alcohol. Just make sure that you do not apply so much rubbing alchol that all the color runs off.

Tie Dye Coasters Tutorial. How to make your own tie dye coasters step by step tutorial. A fun, easy coaster craft perfect for home decor or as a housewarming gift!


• Put your tiles in a sunny location to dry.

Tie Dye Coasters Tutorial. How to make your own tie dye coasters step by step tutorial. A fun, easy coaster craft perfect for home decor or as a housewarming gift!


• When the tiles are dry, soak your foam brush in mod podge and gently spread it across the top of the tile. Apply a thick coat of Mod Podge over your colored tile surface. This will seal in your colors. Note: be careful not to press too hard.
• Allow the Mod Podge to dry completely.

Tie Dye Coasters Tutorial. How to make your own tie dye coasters step by step tutorial. A fun, easy coaster craft perfect for home decor or as a housewarming gift!


• Once the tiles are dry, cut a square of felt the same size as each tile.
• Glue the felt to the bottom of the tile using Mod Podge.

Tie Dye Coasters Tutorial. How to make your own tie dye coasters step by step tutorial. A fun, easy coaster craft perfect for home decor or as a housewarming gift!


• When the glue is dry, your coasters are ready to use!

Tie Dye Coasters Tutorial. How to make your own tie dye coasters step by step tutorial. A fun, easy coaster craft perfect for home decor or as a housewarming gift!


• If you do not wish to use felt backing, here is something I wrote up about various backing materials on white tiles:

Cork The most expensive option. Cork is prime for heat and durability. It is difficult to cut as it is much thicker than the other options I have tried.

Felt: The cheapest solution. It is anti-scratch although it picks up dust and direct. Simple to cut and adhere, it is the classic solution.

Liner: Hubby bought me a kitchen liner to try when he was at Big Lots. It is fairly inexpensive. I admit this was my favorite solution. It was easy to cut and adhere and is non-skid on a tabletop. An interesting positive and negative – when I stack these, they “stick” to one another. That means I do not need to find something to store them in, nor do I need to use twine or a ribbon to keep them in a pile. The negative is… they stick to one another.


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