Fall is my favorite time of the year for making wreaths, and the Harvest Sunset Sunflower Wreath is a favorite. This wreath is from the Harvest Sunset SVG Kit, from SVG.com. If your a lover of sunflowers or even grow them like I do, then this is the kit for you.
Mary the designer and owner of svgcuts, is a very talented designer. I have purchased her svg cut files for many years and have made many of her projects. She makes follow along videos to put her SVG files together, which I’m so grateful that she does. Because some of her projects like her houses, can be tricky to put together. I’d be totally lost with out them. She also provides a PDF showing how the pieces are cut out, the colors of the paper, and any embellishments you’ll need. The only thing is, you need an electronic cutting machine to cut the projects out. I’m going to share with you what I used for my version of the Harvest Sunset Sunflower Wreath. I chose the traditional sunflower yellow paper, but you can choose which ever color you like. This is my second Sunflower I’ve made, one for my mom and one for me.
What I used
- American Crafts Sunflower yellow textured 12 x 12 sheets cardstock
- American Crafts green Spinach textured 12×12 sheets cardstock
- Dark brown textured 12×12 sheets cardstock from Joann Fabrics
- Black glitter, Gold chunky glitter, Copper chunky glitter
- Natural raffia
- Coiled garland from Michael’s
- 5-foot decorative string battery powered lights, in warm LED light
- 5-inch wide burlap ribbon from Michael’s
- 18″ wreath from Michael’s
- Silhouette Cameo 3
- Alieen’s original tacky glue
- Sponge brush
- Hot glue gun
- variety of brown ink pads
What I did
First thing I did was get all my pieces cut out, the sunflowers first,
Sunflower centers secondly,
Sunflower petals thirdly,
Next is the inking, and shaping part. I used two different colors of ink near the center of my sunflower to give it extra depth. Then I pinched and bent the petals, as Mary stated. I only used one brown ink on my leaves. Then I glued the three layers of sunflower petals together. I let them dry before I glued the leaves on.
Once I finish gluing the flowers and leaves together. I sat them aside and put the sunflower centers together.
They will take you some time to put together, so don’t rush. Or you’ll get some uneven 3D centers. There are three pieces to piece together and glue. I let the centers completely dry over night so they’d be nice and sturdy before applying glitter. I used an all black glitter around the base, and in the center.
Then glued the chunky gold on the center rim. I let them dry most of day then attached the centers to the sunflowers. You’ll need to hold down the centers for a bit. So the glue will take hold and your flower will center will sit flat.
Once the centers glue has dried, I glued chunky copper glitter around the outer base of the sunflower centers. I sat the sunflowers aside so the chunky copper glitter would dry and started to work on the wreath base.
Using a hot glue gun, I glued the beginning of my burlap to the wreath. Then wrapped it tightly and evenly around the wreath. When I got to the end point I cut the burlap and hot glued the end in place. I then place my garland where I wanted it and hot glued it in a couple of areas. The came the little battery operated LED lights. I didn’t hot glue them, I just kind of weeded them in with the garland. Now for the sunflowers, I hot glued them evenly on top of the garland. Then finished it off with raffia.