Wednesday, March 13, 2024

How to Make a Sunflower Wreath (Easy DIY Tutorial!)

Hi friends, it's Natalie from Doodlecraft, sharing a gorgeous sunflower wreath DIY tutorial today.

Making a sunflower wreath for the door or entryway is the perfect craft for Spring, Summer and Fall decor. 

I loved making my own layered bow burlap sunflower wreath--and I'm going to teach you how to make one too! 

I do lots of other crafts too--check out some of my posts on How to do hand lettering (free printable worksheets)how to make air dry clay mushrooms and tropical flower wreath

Sunflower wreath with lush greenery and buffalo plaid/burlap layered bow hanging on a rustic chevron fence panel outside.


This beautiful DIY sunflower wreath will add a touch of warmth and charm to your home.

Sunflowers are not just a symbol of summertime; they can brighten up any space throughout the year.

In this step-by-step tutorial, you'll learn how to craft a stunning sunflower wreath using a greenery wreath, grapevine wreath, fake sunflowers, and a layered buffalo plaid bow.

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This easy and enjoyable wreath crafting project is perfect for both beginners and experienced crafters.

Let's dive in and turn your crafting dreams into reality!
Bright yellow sunflowers on a grapevine wreath filled with eucalyptus leaves and other greenery.

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I purchased the grapevine wreath and sunflowers in bright yellows at Hobby Lobby...but the dollar store has a great selection too. The other supplies I already had on hand. 
  • Grapevine Wreath
  • Greenery Wreath or Loose Greenery
  • Fake Sunflowers 
  • Buffalo Plaid Wired Ribbon 
  • Burlap Ribbon
  • Zip Ties, Floral Wire, Chenille Stems or Pipe Cleaners
  • Wire Cutters
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Deco Mesh (optional)
  • Hobby Knife and Cutting Mat (optional)

Gather supplies for sunflower burlap wreath on table: grapevine wreath, greenery, layered burlap bow, zip ties, wire cutters and yellow petal sunflowers.


Learn how to make this gorgeous sunflower wreath with this in-depth tutorial.


Before you begin crafting your sunflower wreath, ensure that you have all the necessary materials ready. 

Lay out your grapevine wreath form, greenery wreath or loose greenery, fake sunflowers, buffalo plaid ribbon, wire cutters, zip ties, hot glue gun, floral wire, and scissors in an organized manner.

Having everything within reach will make the process smoother and make it so much fun.

I like to work over plastic tablecloths for easy clean up.

Use wire cutters to clip the greenery wreath apart.


Start by placing the grapevine wreath down on the work surface as your wreath base. 

Use the greenery wreath to cover most of the grapevine wreath.

Use wire cutters to clip the greener wreath and use zip ties, florist wire or pipe cleaners to attach the greenery to the grapevine wreath.

Leave the back of the wreath undecorated so it fits flat against the wall or door.

The greenery should cover most of the grapevine wreath but leave a section open at the base for the yellow petals of the sunflowers.

If you have loose greenery, weave it into the grapevine wreath and hot glue it in place or use the wire to tie it to the wreath form.

Using zip ties to secure the greenery wreath to the grapevine wreath.

Tightening the zip tie to hold the greenery wreath frame to the grapevine wreath form.


Using wire cutters, carefully trim the stems of your fake sunflowers.

Leave about 6-8 inches of stem for each flower.

This step will make it easier to attach the sunflowers to the wreath base and create a seamless, natural look.

The sunflower center can be hot glued in place on the petals if necessary.

Pulling the fake sunflowers apart and ready to cut apart with wire cutters.

Clipping individual sunflowers to make a burlap buffalo plaid wreath.


Lay out your sunflowers on the wreath base to experiment with different arrangements.

Consider different ways of arranging the sunflowers. 

I placed all mine at the base of the wreath in a bouquet style, but the sunflowers could be scattered all over the wreath too.

Once satisfied with the placement, use zip ties to secure each sunflower to the wreath base.

Position them close together for a lush, full look.

Adding sunflowers to the wreath frame in a bouquet bundle at the base of the wreath.


Enhance the wreath's visual interest by incorporating more greenery into the design.

Tuck the greenery stems into the wreath base, securing them with zip ties if needed.

Ensure an even distribution of greenery, complementing the sunflowers without overpowering them and covering bare spots.

Filling in the wreath with greenery to cover zip ties, chenille stems or pipe cleaners.


Now, let's add a charming finishing touch to your easy sunflower wreath with a stylish diy bow. (my bow is upcycled from a holiday gift)

Using wired ribbon ensures that the bow tie maintains its shape.

Attaching a layered bow on a sunflower wreath with a zip tie.


  1. Cut a 2 foot piece of brown burlap ribbon.
  2. Loop one end over to the center and the other end over into the center, overlapping the other end by about 2 inches.
  3. Wrap and tie the center of the bow, hooking in the ends of the ribbon with some floral wire.
  4. Repeat the same overlapping loop technique for a bow in the buffalo plaid ribbon, but about 2 inches smaller than the first bow.
  5. Make one more bow section with the burlap ribbon, about 2 inches smaller than the buffalo paid one.
  6. Layer and tie all 3 layers together with a zip tie.
  7. Cover the zip tie with a loop of buffalo plaid ribbon, tying it in the center and leaving 2 long ribbon tails.
  8. Cut the tails with a hobby knife on a cutting mat, or use scissors.
  9. Attach the buffalo plaid bow to the wreath using zip ties or floral wire.
  10. Position it at the top, center, or off to the side—whichever suits your aesthetic preferences.
Note: My layered bow was upcycled from a holiday gift!

The bow serves as a focal point and adds a delightful pop of pattern to your sunflower wreath.

Your bow could have additional layers of deco mesh or yellow mesh for more texture and fullness.

Clipping the long tail of the zip tie with scissors after securing it to the wreath.


Final step to achieve a polished and professional look, is to conceal the zip ties and any visible stems.

Tuck excess stems into the wreath base or trim them with wire cutters.

For zip ties, strategically place green petals, leaves or loose greenery to cover them, ensuring that the overall appearance remains seamless and refined.

You could add large pinecones, or wrap more burlap ribbon around the wreath, strategically covering any visible gaps or zip ties.

bright sunflower wreath easy diy tutorial finished and hanging on a wood fence.


Congratulations! Your beautiful wreath is now complete and ready to adorn your home with its vibrant and welcoming charm.

Hang your sunflower burlap wreath on your front door, above the fireplace, or as a centerpiece in any room.

Step back and admire your handiwork—a beautiful, custom-made creation that reflects your unique style and creativity.

Finished sunflower wreath hanging on a wood fence.

Is making diy wreaths your thing? Join a wreaths facebook group for a community of like-minded crafters!

Note: I did not end up using any hot glue on this wreath frame. If you just tie everything in place, it's easy to change it up and make a new wreath for every season!

Crafting a sunflower wreath is a delightful and rewarding DIY project that allows you to infuse your living space with the beauty of nature.

With greenery, grapevine wreath, fake sunflowers, buffalo plaid ribbon, and a few simple tools, you can create a stunning piece of decor that brings joy and warmth to any home.

Whether you're a crafting novice or an experienced DIY enthusiast, this easy tutorial provides step-by-step guidance to help you make a sunflower wreath that's both beautiful and enduring.

Enjoy the process, let your creativity flow, and welcome guests with a touch of sunshine at your doorstep even on cloudy days!

Look at this little friend that wanted to see this bright and cheery sunflower wreath too!

Super cute and shiny little cat face peeking over the top of a fence while showing the sunflower wreath on the fence panel below.

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