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- 1 roll of 10″ Green Poly Burlap
- 1 roll of 10″ Yellow Poly Burlap
- 1 roll of 10″ brown Poly Burlap
- 10″ Wire Wreath Frame with Yellow Chenille Stems
- 1 sheet of Stiff Plastic Canvas
- Beige Chenille Stems
- 2 Zip Ties
- Mat and rotary cutter
How To make a Sunflower Wreath:
First cut out using your rotary cutter, (you can use scissors but the rotary cutter makes this process more precise and so much easier), 7 – 12″ pieces of green mesh for the leaves.
Take two opposite corners, fold them inward, and then gather in the middle until you form a bow tie looking leaf, flip over and attach to the outward layer of stems on your wreath form.
Once you attach your leaf, pull it together to the outside of the wreath to form it, and don’t be afraid to adjust it. Attach the remaining green leaves this way.
Second, cut 34 pieces of your yellow burlap into 10″ pieces, (I generally cut the whole roll). You will then repeat the process with folding inward the corners and bunching it up to make a bow tie looking petal
You will attach to the outside rim of the wreath over top of the green leaves. This process needs two leaves on top of each other, twisted together.
Continue this process until all of the stems are filled with a double layer of yellow petals.
At this point, look at the wreath and take some of the additional chenille stems to add into some of the bare spots in the wreath.
Click on the arrow to see part 2