These sunflower decor ideas are easy to DIY. Bright up your home, decorate for a party or make a cheerful handmade gift.
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There’s something so warm and friendly about a sunflower. Whether you decorate with real ones or use faux flowers for crafting, they really brighten up a room.
Sunflowers are pretty popular for summer decor, but I think they look great for fall decorating too. They definitely have farmhouse decor vibes, but I think they go great with modern styles too.
Sunflower decor and crafts
1. Easy Neutral Fall Wreath | Elle Marie Home
This gorgeous fall wreath is made with white sunflowers, rather than yellow ones. It’s perfect for farmhouse style decor or anyone who’s looking for something a bit less colorful.
2. Farmhouse Milk Can Vase | Bullock’s Buzz
Sunflowers and farmhouse decor go hand in hand. Paint a milk can and add a few embellishments to turn it into a DIY milk can vase for a bouquet of silk or burlap sunflowers.
3. Ribbon Sunflower Bow | Tikkido
Follow this ribbon craft tutorial and make a cute little sunflower that can be used as a bow on a gift. It would also be easy to add the flower to a headband, a wreath, or any other craft as an embellishment.
4. Fall Watercolor Printables | Our Crafty Mom
Swap out some of the artwork in your gallery wall or display these printables on a shelf or table. These fall watercolor printables feature sunflowers and pumpkins.
5. Sunflower Painted Rocks | Sustain My Craft Habit
Painted rocks are super trendy and this rock painting tutorial is easy to follow. It would be fun to make a bunch of these for a spot in your garden. Indoors, these make great weights for papers, napkins, or as decor.
6. Sunflower Clothespin Wreath | Decor Home Ideas
This quirky and colorful wreath is made with clothespins dyed and painted in different colors. They’re clipped around a wire wreath, so the whole thing is pretty quick to make.
7. Paper Sunflower Cupcake Toppers | Ivy Lillies
These festive cupcakes toppers are perfect for a themed party and would be great on the kids’ table at Thanksgiving. If you have a Cricut, these are quick to make, but you can cut the shapes from paper by hand too. Cupcake toppers can be used as party picks for other foods, or even stuck in a centerpiece.
8. Sunflower Hand-Painted Welcome Mat | Pieces to Uniqueness
Welcome guests and visitors with a cheerful sunflower on a hand-painted welcome mat. Make sure you follow the tips for painting on a natural coir doormat.
9. Sunflower Pom Pom Fridge Magnets | Sum of Their Stories
Make a whole bouquet of cheerful pompom magnets for your refrigerator or bulletin board. These are easy enough that kids can make them too. And after you make some yellow sunflowers, you could use the same tutorial to make flowers in other colors too.
10. Sunflower and Apple Flower Arrangement | Home is Where the Boat is
You could just put a bouquet of fresh sunflowers in a vase and call it done. Or you could add a few extra details for a centerpiece that’s festive and ready for fall. This fall apple centerpiece is a simple but eye-catching display.
11. Sunflower Favor Box | Party With Unicorns
If you’re looking for goodies for a sunflower themed party, these printable favor boxes are a must! Just print, cut, and fold. Plus, Party With Unicorns has more sunflower party printables too.
12. Sunflower Painted Mason Jar | The Country Chic Cottage
Sunflowers are pretty easy to paint, especially if you follow this step-by-step tutorial. Use your painted mason jars to hold cutlery at a party, as a vase for faux flowers, or as luminaries with tea lights inside.
13. Sunflower Kissing Balls | Crafts By Amanda
Make a bunch of these kissing balls to hang up for a party or for decorating your front porch. Kissing balls come from the tradition of hanging mistletoe in doorways as a symbol of peace.
14. Giant Paper Sunflower | Jennifer Maker
The bright yellow paper flowers are delightfully large. Hang them up for party decor, use several together for a photo backdrop, or string them together for garland. You could also probably scale them down a bit smaller too.
15. Sunflower and Pumpkin Centerpiece | One Mama’s Daily Drama
This simple Thanksgiving table centerpiece is made with silk flowers and painted dollar store pumpkins. It’s so simple to make and looks fantastic with all those pops of color.
16. Sunflower Table Runner | Accuquilt
Quilters will love this cuttle little table runner pattern with sunflowers. If you haven’t tried quilting, this one looks like an easy place to start. The table runner is about 12 by 36 inches.
17. Autumn Sunflower Wreath | 3 Little Greenwoods
Decorate your front porch for fall with this DIY wreath that’s filled with bright yellow sunflowers, autumn leaves, and a bit of greenery.
18. Fall Front Door Basket | Chatfield Court
Instead of hanging a traditional wreath on your front door, get creative with a front door basket. This one is filled with sunflowers and fall leaves.
19. Jute Sunflower Coasters | Dear Creatives
The flower-shaped coasters are a subtle way to sneak sunflowers into your home decor. Make them with jute for a rustic farmhouse look or use colored twine. You could probably make these with yarn too, but they would need to be starched.
20. Sunflower Crochet Granny Square | Crochet 365 Knit Too
Once you learn the sunburst pattern for making granny squares, you can use shades of yellow and brown to turn them into sunflowers.
21. Sunflower Topiary | Dream a Little Bigger
Allison created this sunflower topiary to be a Christmas tree, but I think it would look fabulous on a front porch at any time of year. And you could make a mini version to sit on a tabletop indoors.
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