Make This Stunning Sunflower Wreath in Less Than an Hour

Brighten your front door with a floral-inspired focal point.

sunflower wreath hanging on the front door of a home

BHG / Danielle Moore

Project Overview
  • Working Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Skill Level: Kid-friendly

Capture the natural beauty of blooming sunflowers with this DIY sunflower wreath project. Created with materials like burlap ribbon, pipe cleaners, and an affordable wire wreath form, our simple project is a gorgeous floral-inspired door hanging. This sunflower wreath easily transitions from spring to fall, so you can display it throughout the changing seasons. Plus, it comes together in under an hour, so you can have a beautiful front door accent in no time. And if you have a favorite flower you'd rather showcase, you can switch up the colors to create a look all your own.

What You'll Need

Equipment / Tools

  • 1 Rotary cutter
  • 1 Cutting mat
  • 1 Scissors


  • 1 Green 10-inch by 10-yard poly burlap deco mesh
  • 1 Pipe cleaners
  • 1 10-inch wire wreath frame
  • 1 Yellow 10-inch by 10-yard poly burlap deco mesh
  • 1 Brown 10-inch by 10-yard poly burlap deco mesh
  • 1 Zip ties


  1. Make Leaves

    flower leaves secured to wreath

    BHG / Danielle Moore

    1. Roll out the green burlap ribbon on top of a cutting mat.
    2. Use a rotary cutter to cut the ribbon into five pieces, each measuring 11.5 x 10 inches.
    3. Twist five pipe cleaners onto the wire wreath frame, spacing them evenly along the outer edge.
    4. Fold two corners of a cut ribbon piece toward the center and pinch them together to create a bowtie shape.
    5. Place the ribbon on top of a pipe cleaner, and twist the center to secure it to the wreath frame.
    6. Continue working around the frame to secure the remaining four ribbon pieces. These will become your flower's leaves.
  2. Add Yellow Petals

    petals staggered around the frame

    BHG / Danielle Moore

    1. Cut 30 pieces of yellow burlap using the rotary cutter, each measuring 10 x 10 inches.
    2. Twist pipe cleaners onto the next rung of the wreath frame, starting with five and adding more as needed.
    3. To create the petals, use the folding and pinching technique to form each yellow ribbon piece into a bowtie shape.
    4. Place petals on top of the pipe cleaners and twist to secure, layering two yellow pieces on top of each pipe cleaner.
    5. Stagger the pieces around the frame, so the petals are offset from the previous layer.
    6. Repeat on each rung until you reach the center of the wreath frame.
  3. Form Center of Flower

    braided circle

    BHG / Danielle Moore

    1. Cut three pieces of brown burlap, each measuring 2 feet by 10 inches. Gather the strips together and secure them with a zip tie at one end.
    2. Braid the three sections together and bind the end with another zip tie, cutting off any excess plastic on the tie with scissors.
    3. Roll the braid into a circle using zip ties at each quarter-turn.
    4. Flip the wreath over and place the braided circle in the middle of the wreath, using zip ties to secure it in the back.

    Related: Our Favorite Fall Wreath Ideas

Updated by
Leslie Poyzer

Leslie Poyzer is an interior designer based in Des Moines, Iowa, with more than15 years of experience. She is a story producer and photo stylist for Better Homes & Gardens and its special interest publications, including Do It Yourself, Holiday Crafts, and Christmas Ideas. Alongside her career in content production and design, Leslie has also been the talent in Better Homes & Gardens tutorials and videos, as well as for brands such as Panera, Nestle, and Kraft.

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