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:

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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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Easy DIY Butterfly Garden Markers

Easy DIY Butterfly Garden Markers. Simple to make garden markers to help you identify the fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs growing in your backyard or window garden. These are so easy to make, anyone can do it!


Easy DIY Butterfly Garden Markers

Simple to make garden markers to help you identify the fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs growing in your backyard or window garden. These are so easy to make, anyone can do it!

Working in the garden is a wonderful activity that is as rewarding as it is enjoyable. There is something satisfying about seeing something you cared for from the seed up produce beautiful produce, herbs, or flowers. When planting things in the garden we are all looking for beauty and color. And I do not know about you, but I plant so much I sometimes forget what went into the ground! These simple to make garden markers are whimsical, colorful and useful in identifying fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs planted in your garden.

These are made with butterflies but caterpillars, ladybugs, and grasshoppers would also work well in making these garden markers.

Easy DIY Butterfly Garden Markers. Simple to make garden markers to help you identify the fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs growing in your backyard or window garden. These are so easy to make, anyone can do it!


Easy DIY Butterfly Garden Markers Materials:

Plastic Butterflies
• Wire Hangers
Wire Cutters
Black Outdoor Paint
• Foam Paint Brush
• White or Black Permanent Marker
Waterproof Glue

Easy DIY Butterfly Garden Markers. Simple to make garden markers to help you identify the fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs growing in your backyard or window garden. These are so easy to make, anyone can do it!


Easy DIY Butterfly Garden Markers Instructions:

• Cut the straight part of a wire hanger for each butterfly marker. The length of a wire hanger is just about perfect for a garden marker, and these markers are an excellent way to use up wire hangers gathered from dry cleaning.

Easy DIY Butterfly Garden Markers. Simple to make garden markers to help you identify the fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs growing in your backyard or window garden. These are so easy to make, anyone can do it!


• Use black outdoor paint to paint the wires black. You don’t have to do this step, but I liked how the black looked in the garden better than the white.

Easy DIY Butterfly Garden Markers. Simple to make garden markers to help you identify the fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs growing in your backyard or window garden. These are so easy to make, anyone can do it!


• Once the paint dries, flip the butterflies over and add a line of glue across the butterfly bodies.

Easy DIY Butterfly Garden Markers. Simple to make garden markers to help you identify the fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs growing in your backyard or window garden. These are so easy to make, anyone can do it!


• Stick a wire into the glue, then add another layer to seal the wire inside the glue.
• Wait for 24 hours for the glue to completely dry.

Easy DIY Butterfly Garden Markers. Simple to make garden markers to help you identify the fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs growing in your backyard or window garden. These are so easy to make, anyone can do it!


• Once the glue is dry, write the name of your plants on the wings of the butterflies using a permanent marker.

Easy DIY Butterfly Garden Markers. Simple to make garden markers to help you identify the fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs growing in your backyard or window garden. These are so easy to make, anyone can do it!


• If you grow something else later, you can wipe away the marker with a rubbing alcohol wipe and write in a different name for the new plant.

Easy DIY Butterfly Garden Markers. Simple to make garden markers to help you identify the fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs growing in your backyard or window garden. These are so easy to make, anyone can do it!


• Place the butterfly garden markers in your garden or use them in potted plants so you can easily remember what plants you have growing in your garden!


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DIY Floating Spoon Flowers

DIY Floating Spoon Flowers. Make your own floating flowers from plastic spoons! These simple to make floating flowers would be perfect to use at a wedding, summer party, in a backyard pool, or to light up in your backyard pond.



DIY Floating Spoon Flowers

These floating plastic spoon flowers look pretty floating in a pool or bowl of water at night. Add them to an outdoor pond, fountain, or indoor body of water for a pretty floating flower that lights up! They are simple to make, and you can make them match the colors in your party theme or backyard flowers.

• Use waterproof glue so that your flowers will not fall apart when you place them in the water. It takes some patience to wait while the glue dries, in the end, it is worth the few extra seconds of time. I linked to a few types of waterproof glues that will bond plastic.

• Felt was used in this craft. The wet felt is what will keep your waterproof tea lights on.

For the materials you need to make these floating spoon flowers, head over to your nearest Michaels or you can order the supplies from the links below.

DIY Floating Spoon Flowers. Make your own floating flowers from plastic spoons! These simple to make floating flowers would be perfect to use at a wedding, summer party, in a backyard pool, or to light up in your backyard pond.


DIY Floating Spoon Flowers Materials:

• Felt
• Scissors
• Marker
Waterproof Floating Tea Lights
• Clear Waterproof Glue that will work on plastic. Some choices: Gorilla Clear Grip Contact Adhesive, Loctite Clear Silicone Waterproof Sealant or Marine Goop (my favorite!)
Plastic Spoons (8 spoons per flower)

DIY Floating Spoon Flowers. Make your own floating flowers from plastic spoons! These simple to make floating flowers would be perfect to use at a wedding, summer party, in a backyard pool, or to light up in your backyard pond.


DIY Floating Spoon Flowers Directions:

• Cut a circle of felt the same size as the bottom of your tea light. The tea lights used in this craft had to be wet to activate, so make sure if your tea lights also need to be wet to turn on that you do not cover up the felt all the way. The wet felt is what will keep the tea lights on.
• Glue the felt to the bottom of the tea light.
• Cut two 1-inch by 1-inch squares of felt for each floating spoon flower you are making.

DIY Floating Spoon Flowers. Make your own floating flowers from plastic spoons! These simple to make floating flowers would be perfect to use at a wedding, summer party, in a backyard pool, or to light up in your backyard pond.


• Cut the handles from the 8 plastic spoons using scissors. Do NOT try to cut all the way through the spoon handle or the spoons will crack. Make a groove in the handle where you want to “cut”, and then gently snap along the line, which will cleanly remove the handle.

DIY Floating Spoon Flowers. Make your own floating flowers from plastic spoons! These simple to make floating flowers would be perfect to use at a wedding, summer party, in a backyard pool, or to light up in your backyard pond.


• Arrange 4 spoons in a cross pattern with the rounded side down. Glue to one of the pieces of felt (see photo) and allow to dry.

DIY Floating Spoon Flowers. Make your own floating flowers from plastic spoons! These simple to make floating flowers would be perfect to use at a wedding, summer party, in a backyard pool, or to light up in your backyard pond.


• Glue the other four spoons to the other piece of felt. Allow to dry.
• Arrange the second spoon “petals” so they fit between the first set of spoons. (Turn to fit)

DIY Floating Spoon Flowers. Make your own floating flowers from plastic spoons! These simple to make floating flowers would be perfect to use at a wedding, summer party, in a backyard pool, or to light up in your backyard pond.


• Glue the felt bottom of the tea light (and the tea light with it of course) to the center of the spoon circle and allow to dry.

DIY Floating Spoon Flowers. Make your own floating flowers from plastic spoons! These simple to make floating flowers would be perfect to use at a wedding, summer party, in a backyard pool, or to light up in your backyard pond.


DIY Floating Spoon Flowers. Make your own floating flowers from plastic spoons! These simple to make floating flowers would be perfect to use at a wedding, summer party, in a backyard pool, or to light up in your backyard pond.


When the glue from the flowers is completely dry, place the floating flowers in a bowl of water or a pool. When the water touches the bottom of the tea light, the lights will turn on and your flowers will glow!

You could use these in a centerpiece, float them in shallow buckets for a party, your pond, your pool… anywhere you can fit them on water.

DIY Floating Spoon Flowers. Make your own floating flowers from plastic spoons! These simple to make floating flowers would be perfect to use at a wedding, summer party, in a backyard pool, or to light up in your backyard pond.


• To print the Floating Spoon Flowers Instructions, click here.


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