Transform your front door into a welcoming portal to fall with our Dollar Tree Sunflower Wreath tutorial. Budget-friendly and beautiful, it’s the perfect way to embrace the season in farmhouse style!
Easy DIY Farmhouse Fall Decor: Dollar Tree DIY Sunflower Wreath
As the leaves turn vibrant shades of red and orange, and the air starts to carry that unmistakable crispness, it’s clear that fall is just around the corner. It’s the season of pumpkin spice lattes, cozy sweaters, and, of course, beautifully adorned homes.
One of the best ways to welcome autumn’s embrace is by crafting your own Dollar Tree Sunflower Wreath to welcome guests. This delightful DIY project not only captures the essence of fall but also offers a budget-friendly way to spruce up your decor with farmhouse style.
In this guide, we’ll take you through the process step by step, sharing why this craft is perfect for fall, offering creative variations, and answering common questions about making the perfect Dollar Tree Sunflower Wreath.
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Why This is a Great Fall Dollar Tree Craft
Fall is a season filled with warmth, color, and coziness. Crafting your own Dollar Tree Sunflower Wreath is a fantastic way to infuse your home decor with the spirit of fall. Here are two reasons why this project is perfect for autumn:
1. Vibrant Colors: Fall is all about the rich and vibrant colors of changing leaves and harvest. The faux sunflowers and fuzzy ball flowers used in this wreath project mimic the warm and inviting hues of the season, creating a visually stunning and welcoming decor piece for your home.
2. Budget-Friendly: Fall decor can sometimes be expensive, but with this Dollar Tree DIY project, you can achieve a beautiful and festive wreath without breaking the bank. All the supplies needed can be found at Dollar Tree, making this craft not only enjoyable but also incredibly affordable. This would be a great craft for older kids, too!
And bonus: this wreath needs no bow! I’m terrible at tying bows so I don’t have to worry about getting a nice looking bow for this floral wreath.
How to Make the Wreath: Step-by-Step Tutorial
Now, let’s get into the nitty-gritty of crafting your Dollar Tree Sunflower Wreath. Follow these simple steps to create a stunning fall decor piece.
Materials You’ll Need
- 18-inch wire wreath form (Dollar Tree)
- 2 spools of Black and White wired ribbon (Dollar Tree)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Scissors (for the ribbon/flowers)
- 2 bushels of orange sunflowers (Dollar Tree)
- 2 bushels of yellow sunflowers (Dollar Tree)
- 1 bunch of fall white fuzzy ball flowers (Dollar Tree)*
- Wire cutters (optional)
*If you can’ find the fuzzy ball flowers, grab a leftover stem or wood skewer and sub in cotton pods (from the floral section) or make your own lookalikes by making cream yarn pom poms. Here’s our trick for making a bunch of pompoms fast.
Step 1: Wrap the Wreath Form
Start by adding some hot glue to the end of the wire ribbon and secure it to the backside of the wreath form, then wrap the wired ribbon around the wreath, overlapping it a little bit as you go around the wreath form. I only used one spool of wired ribbon but if you want a fuller look than I would use 2 spools.
Step 2: Add the Sunflowers
I then popped the sunflowers off of the stems, added hot glue to the backside of the flower center and then firmly pressed them onto the ribbon section so they were securely attached. Be sure not to get glue on the petals so that they fluff up naturally.
I removed all the greenery from the blooms, and then added in a few just to the top and bottom of the sunflower bunch.
Step 3: Add the Fuzzy Balls
I then popped the fuzzy ball flowers off of the stem, added a dab of hot glue to the end and then fed it through the sunflower section to secure it to the top and bottom section of the wreath.
Creative Sunflower Wreath Ideas
While the basic Dollar Tree Sunflower Wreath is stunning on its own, you can add your personal touch to create variations that suit your style and preferences. Here are a few ideas to change it up a bit:
- Seasonal Ribbons: Swap the black and white ribbon for other fall-themed patterns or colors (like a white polka dot ribbon!) to give your wreath a unique look. Get creative with other materials, too — bandana strips, burlap ribbon or deco mesh would add additional texture and pattern, too.
- Mix and Match Flowers: Experiment with different flower combinations. You can add red or burgundy flowers to create a more diverse color palette.
- Embellishments: Consider adding pinecones, feathers, acorns, or faux berries to give your wreath a woodland touch.
- Custom Sign: Attach a small, customized wooden sign in the center of your wreath with a welcoming message or your family’s name for a personal touch. Follow this tutorial to make a quick and easy custom wood sign.
Common Questions about Dollar Tree Sunflower Wreath
Here are some common questions people have when making a Dollar Tree Sunflower Wreath:
Can I use a different wreath form size?
Yes, you can use a different size, but keep in mind that the number of sunflowers and ribbon length may need to be adjusted accordingly.
You can also swap the wire wreath form for a grapevine wreath or straw wreath form, too, if that’s what you have on hand.
Can I use a different type of glue instead of a hot glue gun?
While hot glue is recommended for its strong bond, you can use other types of craft glue, but it may require more drying time. If you’re in a hurry and don’t have hot glue, you could use zip ties, pipe cleaners, or florist wire to attach the flowers to the wire wreath frame, but that’s a less exact placement than glue.
How do I store my wreath after the fall season?
Store your beautiful sunflower wreath in a cool, dry place, ideally in a wreath storage box or a plastic container to protect it from dust and damage.
More DIY Dollar Store Wreath Ideas
Dollar Tree is a great place to get seasonal decor and inexpensive craft supplies. Check out all of these great DIY dollar store wreath ideas, for any season.
- 1 18-inch wire wreath form Dollar Tree
- 2 spools of Black and White wired ribbon Dollar Tree
- Hot Glue Gun
- 2 bushels of orange sunflowers Dollar Tree
- 2 bushels of yellow sunflowers Dollar Tree
- 1 bunch of fall white fuzzy ball flowers Dollar Tree
- Wire cutters optional
- Start by adding some hot glue to the end of the wire ribbon and secure it to the backside of the wreath form, then wrap the wired ribbon around the wreath, overlapping it a little bit as you go around the wreath form. I only used one spool of wired ribbon but if you want a fuller look than I would use 2 spools.
- I then popped the sunflowers off of the stems, added hot glue to the backside of the flower and then firmly pressed them onto the ribbon section so they were securely attached.
- I then popped the fuzzy ball flowers off of the stem, added a dab of hot glue to the end and then fed it through the sunflower section to secure it to the top and bottom section of the wreath.
Variations for the CraftSeasonal Ribbons: Swap the black and white ribbon for other fall-themed patterns or colors to give your wreath a unique look. Mix and Match Flowers: Experiment with different flower combinations. You can add red or burgundy flowers to create a more diverse color palette. Embellishments: Consider adding pinecones, acorns, or faux berries to give your wreath a woodland touch. Custom Sign: Attach a small, customized wooden sign in the center of your wreath with a welcoming message or your family’s name for a personal touch.
Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.