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
• 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.
• Easy DIY Flag Wreath – this is a great summertime, 4th of July, Veteran’s Day wreath that is pretty straightforward to make.
• BOO-Tiful Halloween Wreath – while this beautiful DIY Halloween Wreath will not scare anyone, it is lovely and stylish Halloween decor.
• Easy Thanksgiving Wreath DIY – for the “forgotten” holiday between Halloween and 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 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
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).
• Mark off one inch at the end of the fold.
• Cut to the end (approximately 4 5/8″ long). You will have a bunch of folded over piece of fabric (see photo).
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• This is what the sunflower knot wreath looks like against one of my front doors.
• This is how the sunflower knot wreath looks against one of my clear stormdoors. You can see every detail clearly.
• 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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