Jun 17, 2015

Burlap and Deco Mesh Sunflower Wreath

tutorial, yellow burlap, green deco mesh


Hi!  I'm so glad you are here!  I am sure you are here because you want to make this stunning sunflower wreath.  It is a show stopper and wherever you put it in your home it will be a conversation starter and people will love it.  

This wreath is absolutely stunning and is perfect for the Spring and Summer months!  It is durable and can be hung up outside on your front door.  It would make a great first impression to anyone who came to your home.  It would also make a fantastic wall hanging inside your home.  See the detailed tutorial below to make one for yourself.  If you don't have time or this project intimidates you, but you still want this stunning wreath then check out my Etsy listing and I will make it for you.  

If you would like a printable tutorial along with pictures then click HERE!  You can see the step by step process below, but if you want to print it so you don't have to look on the computer than this is your solution!

This post contains some affiliate links, which means if you purchase the items using some of the links then I will be paid a small commission.  However, every item I talk about in this post I truly love and use often. 

Supplies:
1.  Prepare the wire wreath form.  You will need to wrap the chenille stems around the outside circle and the inner most circle.  You will need 12 stems on the outside circle and 6 chenille stems attached to the inside.  Also, do a cross bar in the middle part of the wreath.  (Not pictured on this picture.  It will look like a plus sign). 
Chenille

2.  Cut the squares of yellow burlap.  The squares need to be 10 x 10 inches.  You will need about 36 squares. 
cut

3.  Cut the deco mesh into 15-16 inch pieces.  It doesn't have to be exact.  
Cut

4.  Pull the deco mesh diagonally (length wise) and then roll the top and the bottom in towards the middle.  Again this doesn't have to be exact.  
Lime Green Deco Mesh

28 comments:

Integrated Learning Strategies said...

I love this! So great for summer and for the house. I'm not the greatest when it comes to crafts, but this doesn't look to hard. I bet I could try it out!

Christine | Where The Smiles Have Been said...

This wreath is GORGEOUS! And it's just perfect for summer. Thanks so much for the great step-by-step too. I'm definitely sharing this one!

Shambray Matthews said...

You should! It is so fun. I am sure you would do a great job!

Shambray Matthews said...

Thank you so much for the kind words and for sharing!

Made In a Day said...

I'm a little late getting my comments out! I featured your sweet wreath today on the blog and social media! Thanks so much for pinning to the P3Party Board! Happy Weekend!
Kim

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful! Where did you find your yellow burlap ribbon? That is the only thing I am having trouble finding.

Shambray said...

I actually didn't buy ribbon. I bought yellow burlap by the yard. If you click on "yellow burlap" on the supplies list above it will take you to the link that I bought it from. I have made this a few times and one of the times I purchased the yellow burlap from Hobby Lobby as well.

Morgan Thorn said...

I just finished my giant sunflower wreath and have to say, "thank you for the amazing design idea and for the comprehensive tutorial." This sunflower is going to look so good on my front door.

Shambray Matthews said...

This comment makes me so happy! I am so glad that you were able to make it and can now enjoy it!

Cindy Allen said...

What size is the yellow burlap??

Shambray Matthews said...

I bought 3 yards of it and had a little extra. That way if I had made any mistakes in the cutting I had a little to spare.

Frances Creighton said...

Hello. I have the 12 in deco mesh and I know I need 15-16 piece but how long do I cut the mesh? Thank you!

Shambray Matthews said...

What you will do is take the 12 inch roll and cut 12 pieces at 15-16 inches. Then once you get to step 11 you will see that I said to cut the deco mesh to where it is barely showing from behind the yellow petals. I just eyeball it. You want the green barely longer than the yellow. You can see a good close up in the second picture on step 12. Let me know if that doesn't make sense.

Frances Creighton said...

Ok, sorry I must have misread it. lol Thank you so much for your help. I've been wanting to make this. It's so beautiful!!! :)

Unknown said...

Hey there! I know this was posted last year but just found it and am making it too. I didn['t know which sized of the green mesh to get so I got the bigger width. Looking at the pics it looks like yours was smaller. Can you give me an approx. of the length and width. I was just guessing 12 x 12 since they have to be longer than the yellow burlap. Thanks for the ideas!

Cheryl D said...


thank you so much for sharing! I was working on a flower today and got stuck when it came to doing the center...tried satin ribbon...looked awful! Now with this sweet bubble center my flower is going to look sooo pretty!Thanks so much again!Can't wait to finish it now and hear all the oohs and awes!

Amanda Kiralfy said...

Thank you for sharing your design! I made one and gave it to my Mom for Mother's day yesterday. Now my sisters and friends want one. Only problem I had was cutting the smoothfoam ball in half. Any tips on how to do this easily and safely? Thank you!

vnsv 1984 said...

Craft stores and Walmart sell styrofoam cutters, I have sern tutorials on you tube that use a heated knife or wire. Your wreath must be beutiful, this tutorial is great, easy even for decophobes like me, lol. That stuff has it in for me. :)

vnsv 1984 said...

Craft stores and Walmart sell styrofoam cutters, I have sern tutorials on you tube that use a heated knife or wire. Your wreath must be beutiful, this tutorial is great, easy even for decophobes like me, lol. That stuff has it in for me. :)

Shambray said...

It is a 12 inch roll cut in 15-16 inch pieces.

Shambray said...

I'm so happy you found something to help you finish it. Enjoy!

Shambray said...

I'm so sorry that I'm getting back so late. I have been sick for over a month..not fun! I have found that using a Sawzall is easiest, but I've been without blades for that and a bread knife works pretty easy. Just go slowly until you get the blade down in the ball. Craft stores also sell half balls, but they are more pricey.

Shambray said...

I am so glad you like it! Enjoy!

Kim Robinson said...

I have a 10' roll can I still cut 15-16 pieces

Shambray Matthews said...

Kim. Yes I would do 15 inch pieces, but again it won't be exact. You will trim them at the end to the desired length anyways.

Kim Robinson said...

Okay thanks, also I just bought a 12" wreath and it has 5 sections not 6 like the picture are there different 12" wire wreaths

Anonymous said...

Hi Shambray: Can you tell me approximately what this wreath would cost to make? I want to buy supplies for approx 10 for our Garden Club project>

Shambray Matthews said...

Hey! It cost me about $22, but I had some left over supplies. For sure you will have more of the green deco mesh. You will have half of the Styrofoam ball. You will have a little bit of yellow burlap left. I had a TON of the chenille stems left. Then you will also have some greening pins left and the natural burlap too. It is hard to say exactly, but I would say maybe $10-$15 per wreath. If you have more questions feel free to email me at support@shambray.com.

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