How To Make A Sunflower Wreath

This sunflower wreath tutorial was submitted byJulie Oxendine from Julies Wreath Boutique. She is also a member of our Home Decorating, Upcycling and DIY Facebook group. If you would like to share your projects to be featured on this site, you can do so here

Sunflower wreath

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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.

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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.

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Sunflower Wreath Tutorial

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.

Sunflower Wreath Tutorial

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

Sunflower Wreath Tutorial
Sunflower Wreath Tutorial

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.

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Continue this process until all of the stems are filled with a double layer of yellow petals.

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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.

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  1. Anonymous

    You do fabulous work.

  2. Mary

    What do I use to hang this wreath? If wire where and how to I place it on the wreath?

  3. Sharon Chapko

    I followed your directions to a tee, and mine looks empty and sparse, while yours looks full! I am going to add another full roll of the 10 inch yellow leaves to fill in the bare spots! I tried to post pictures of mine but I can’t figure out how to!

  4. Amanda

    Help!!! Im struggling…my pipe cleaners wont stay in place…

  5. Wendy Mangas

    Would like to make larger wreath than 10”. Bought a 16” wire wreath and center opening is 13”. How do you connect center of flower to wire opening so large?

  6. Dawn

    Thank You so much for a complete video tutoria. Love the inspiration.

  7. Kas

    Where do you get those colors of burlap? Seem to be hard to find…..thanks!

  8. Sabrina

    So I purchased 5in burlap instead of 10in burlap so i can’t adequately fold the corners in the middle because it’s not even will it still turn out ?

  9. Dana g

    Great, how do I hang the dang thing??!! Lol

    1. Julie’s Wreath Boutique

      From the wire frame itself, you can always make a hanger with a pipe cleaner.

  10. Dee McCarthy

    You didn’t mention the felt needed in the list of supplies…..

  11. Patty

    Julie, Thank-You so much for sharing your Sunflower wreath it is one of my favorites… Have a great weekend….. Patty* ?

  12. Sandi Wilcox

    Love the sunflower wreath. Could you please explain where to put the yellow pipe cleaners on the metal wreath? How many to use and where to place them. This is my first time making a wreath and I have no idea how to place the pipe cleaners to attach the petals to.

    Thank you!


    1. Julie’s Wreath Boutique

      Go to my Facebook page called Julie’s Wreath Boutique, you will find lives on my page explaining this.

  13. Sara S.

    Where do you buy your poly burlap?

    1. Anonymous

      Would love to know where also!

    2. Julie’s Wreath Boutique

      Online at

    3. Dee McCarthy

      I got mine at Michaels…..

      1. Kathy

        Was it listed as poly burlap at Michaels or poly mesh? I have had problems finding it. Thanks for your help!

  14. Bethany

    This is so cute! I’m wanting to make one for a Christmas gift. Can I use a 12” wire wreath frame? I’m not finding a 10”. Thank you!

  15. Tracy

    I am on line getting ready to order the goods to make this 🙂 SO EXCITED! I want to make 4 of them. How many can I get out of 1 – 10″ x 10 yd roll? Yellow, green & brown?

    1. Julie’s Wreath Boutique

      One wreath for the yellow but you would have enough of the green and brown to do several wreaths.

    2. Julie’s Wreath Boutique

      Then you need to add more layers of the brown poly burlap.

  16. Linda

    I am using the dark brown for the center, but my plastic canvas is showing through. Am I doing something wrong? Please help!

  17. Thank you so much for sharing. I do have a small request. Can you make a video or give instructions on how to make the Burlap Gerber Daisy Wreath. Very pretty.

  18. Pam Stuart

    Thank you for this VERY GOOD video!!!!It’s nicely done and I learned a lot! .

  19. Jerri

    I would love to make this wreath but I cannot find an arrow so that I can click over to page two. The only arrows I found were for older and newer posts. Please help!

  20. Amy

    My friend and I are both wanting to make this wreath. Will we each need out own roll of brown burlap or will one roll be enough to share?

    1. Julie's Wreath Boutique

      One roll will be enough.

  21. You’re tutorial is the best.
    You make it so easy to follow along and understand every step.
    Thank you so much for this beautiful project.
    I made your Etsy shop my favorite and started following you on Facebook and Pinterest.

    1. Julie's Wreath Boutique

      Thank you so much Denise!

  22. Miki

    Ohhhh, this is going to be fun! Your instructions and video are very detailed, and I do appreciate that. Now the question that will prove I’ve obviously never made a wreath: how does this beautiful sunflower wreath attach to the door? TIA

    1. Julie's Wreath Boutique

      You will be able to hang it from the wire frame of the wreath, use either an over the door hook or a 3M hook holder for weather.

  23. Robin Worden

    I love this! Where can I find the rolls of burlap, limited shopping opportunity in my area, or could I use bolt butlap? If so how much of each color per wreath would you guestimate?

    1. Julie's Wreath Boutique

      I purchase all of my poly burlap online, and are two of the sites I order from. You can used natural Jute burlap on the bolt but it is messy to use, I would think 2-3 yards of the yellow would work.

  24. Sarah

    Can you use mesh instead of the poly burlap

    1. Julie's Wreath Boutique

      You can but it will make a very different looking Sunflower. If you are wanting to do the mesh I would maybe use the deco mesh flower tutorial by A Noble Touch here on Grillo Designs.

  25. sue whittenberg

    How do I join fb, very exccited

  26. Rosie

    Love it alot

  27. Sylvia Sleeper

    Can’t wait

  28. Sydney

    What if I have 6″ burlap? Just use more or would it look ridiculous?

    1. Julie's Wreath Boutique

      It would definitely not look the same and the texture of a roll of burlap verses purchasing burlap on a bolt by the yard and cutting it 10″ x 10″ would be a better solution. If you click on this link it will show you a picture of one I did with regular burlap, you would only want to do one piece of burlap on the inside of the wreath frame because it’s more bulky fabric.

  29. Betty

    Love it can’t wait to make it

  30. Betty

    Love it

  31. Tammy

    Can you use flexible canvas I stead of the stiff canvas for center?

    1. Julie's Wreath Boutique

      Yes you can, I use the flexible plastic canvas in this tutorial.

  32. Vicki

    How do you finish off the pipe cleaners?

    1. Julie's Wreath Boutique

      Tuck them underneath the wreath frame, I like to twist them onto another wire to secure it even more.

  33. Janice

    I did not see the instructions for using the stiff plastic canvas or the brown burlap, I assume to make the center. Please advise.

    1. Julie's Wreath Boutique

      Hi Janice,
      If you go to the next page of the tutorial it will give you the instructions. This has two pages to help you see all of the steps.

  34. Kim Robinson

    What is the length of the BROWN burlap

    1. Julie's Wreath Boutique

      I used a 10″ roll of poly burlap the same as the yellow and green. The actual length depends on how much you need to achieve the desired look.

  35. Sherry

    I love this thank you. I used mesh as it was locally available.. also found that zip ties were easier on hands and faster

  36. Amanda

    I was wanting to make a couple of these, I’m so excited. Questions, about how many centers can I make with 1 roll of 10″ brown Poly Burlap? – Thanks!

    1. Julie's Wreath Boutique

      I would say 3-4 centers out of one roll.

  37. Victoria

    Can this be made with an 8″ wire wreath? If so what changes would I make to the size of the burlap?

    1. Julie's Wreath Boutique

      Absolutely, you will just decrease your number of petals. I use 4 sets of two petals on the outer, middle and inner ring of your wreath form.

  38. tammy long

    Is there a red/green version that might look like a poinsetta?

    1. Julie's Wreath Boutique

      Yes, you can definitely do all sorts of varieties with this flower. The only difference I would suggest is to make a grid with chenille stems and attach more petals and then add a center like ornament bulbs in the middle. If you check out my etsy shop you will see where I did this

  39. Jeana

    Where did you buy the burlap from?

    1. Julie's Wreath Boutique or, you won’t be able to find poly burlap at your regular craft store.

      1. Jeana

        Thanks! Do you happen to know what color of green and tan you used? The link for the yellow takes me to craft outlet but the others go to Amazon and they aren’t the same size and the green is a different color. Thanks for your help!

        1. Julie's Wreath Boutique

          Lime green and neutral brown I believe.

  40. Lisa Nelson

    I am a little confused-do I attach the yellow on top of the green so there are three pieces of material in one chenille tie?

    1. Julie's Wreath Boutique

      Yes, the outer rim you will attach the green leaf plus two of the yellow petals on top of the green leaf.

  41. Kathleen Marks

    Love this tutorial! Can you tell me how many yellow and how many beige chenille stems are used, please? Your materials list seems to indicate that the wire form comes with stems already attached, but the Amazon link does not seem to be the case.
    Thanks so much!

    1. Julie's Wreath Boutique

      If you don’t use a wreath form that does not have the stems on it you will need about 15-20 yellow and about 4 brown stems that you will cut in half for the center.

  42. Charlotte

    I bought a wreath like this and now after being on my door for several months it is floppy. What can I do to stiffen it?

    1. Tammy

      I used spray adhesive when I made mine, so I used my hairdryer to heat up each section and straighten them back out. Hope this helps.

  43. Cheryl Miller

    You can get it from craft
    I got my order today can’t wait to get started

  44. Ashley

    That is beautiful! Can I ask where you buy your supplies from? I am having trouble finding the kind of burlap you use in that size and colors.

    1. Nicole Reily

      Me too, my mom and I want to make for mothers day but can’t find the burlap

    2. Connie Johnson

      Where do you purchase your wire frames from? I have not been able to locate the type that is pictured in the instructions.

      Thank You

  45. Pene Harrison

    Could I just order a wreath already made? Thank you.