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Crafts/DIY

Sunflower Door Hanger

You may be thinking you’ve seen ALL the sunflowers tutorials you need, but you haven’t seem this easy Sunflower Door Hanger yet!

I will admit that I am not HUGE into sunflowers. However, I create DIY’s for you because I know you love them. BUT…

…this sunflower door hanger changed my mind on sunflowers! I’m OBSESSED with it!

Here is what you need to make your own Sunflower Door Hanger:

  • Yellow fabric – I choose a white polka dot one that created a very whimsical sunflower.
  • 6-8″ embroidery hoop
  • Burlap
  • Cardboard
  • Twine
  • Pearl beads
  • Wood beads
  • Raffia
  • Poly Fil stuffing

Taking a piece of cardboard, trace your embroidery hoop and cut it out. This is going to be the center of the sunflower.

To create the petals, you’re going to tear strips of fabric in about 1″ sections. Just make a small slit into your fabric, about an inch down, and then simply tear. You’re going to need about 28 strips that are about 6-8″ long.

Once you have all your strips to size, it’s time to add them to the embroidery hoop. I used the entire embroidery hoop but you can use one section as well.

Folding your strips in half lengthwise, trim at an angle. This will create a point which is what we want for the petals.

Taking your folded strip of fabric, you’re going to tie it around the embroidery hoop, looping your tails through the folded loop. Do this all the way around the embroidery hoop until it’s full.

Taking your cardboard round, cut a piece of burlap slightly larger and glue around the edges, leaving an opening for stuffing.

Stuff with Poly Fil and glue shut.

Using hot glue, adhere to the front of the sunflower.

You could be done at this point, but I wanted to dress up the edges a little but more so I glued wood beads and pearls, alternating each, around the edge of the center.

To finish it off, take a bunch of raffia and tie a simple bow to adhere to the top. This will cover the mechanics of the embroidery hoop if you used both pieces like me. In hindsight, I would have used one section of the embroidery so that I could use the second piece for another project.

To create a hanger, I tied a piece of twine to top on the back.

What do you think?

I fell in love with this even though I’m not a HUGE fan of sunflowers. You all know I LOVE daisies 😉

TIP: if your petals want to fall forward when it’s hanging, you can spray them with a little bit of starch to make them stiffer.

I’d love for you to PIN this image to your favorite Pinterest board!

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