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DIY Sunflower Wall Art – Make Your Own Fall Decor

If you want to make sure your house matches the season outside, you can create multiple decor pieces that you can switch out. Or, you can simply create a fall sunflower wall art and keep it up year-round to remind you of the beauty of sunflowers and the mesmerizing attraction that fall has for all of us. This time, we propose we create a beautiful fall sunflower wall art, so let’s see what you have to do. 

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The piece can be a perfect thing to add to your walls, or just the right gift for your friends and family, or it can even be the perfect housewarming present. Whatever you want it for, we need to see how we can create this beautiful present. 

Materials for DIY Fall Sunflower Wall Art

  • Oval wooden photo frame
  • colored paper – yellow, green, brown
  • acrylic paint – metallic and beige
  • lace ribbon
  • pencil
  • paintbrush
  • scissors
  • glue gun
  • thin line marker

How to Make DIY Fall Sunflower Wall Art

Before we even get started, we want to make sure you have all the material on hand. If your worktable looks about the same as ours does,  you’re good to go. The last thing you want is to go running around for some extra materials when your glue gun is fired up and ready to use. Ready? Let’s go! 

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Step 1: Paint the picture frame base

The first thing you want to do is to get the oval wooden picture frame base and the beige acrylic paint and paintbrush

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You want to make sure you cover the whole area properly, spreading the color equally everywhere. Once you’re done, you can set it off to dry. Since we’re using acrylic paint, that shouldn’t take long at all. 

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Step 2: Paint the top picture frame 

Next, we’re going to paint the top part of your picture frame. Ours is oval, but you can go for whatever shade you have laying around. We’re also using the gold acrylic paint for the job. Dab your paintbrush into the paint and start laying down the color. 

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Make sure you cover all spots on the wood material. Once you’re done, set the frame aside and give it time to dry. 

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Step 3: Cut out the shapes

Get a piece of paper and draw several shapes – a circle, a large leaf-shape, and three sizes of tear-drop-shaped petals. 

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Get your scissors and cut them out, making sure to follow the contour as best as you can. 

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Step 4: Draw and cut some yellow petals

Grab the pointy petal shape and place it over your yellow paper. Grab the pencil and start drawing in more and more petals, following the contour of your cut-out. 

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Once you’ve filled in the first row, grab the second petal shape and use that one instead. 

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When the second row of petals is done, grab the third petal shape and contour it on the page. 

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Then, get the circle and start drawing in a single circle on the yellow paper. 

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Get your scissors next and cut out the petals you just drew. Make sure you follow the contour as best you can; it’s not the end of the world if you miss here and there, but you want them to be consistent. 

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Step 5: Fold the petals

Now that you have  your petal cutouts ready, it’s time you fold them. 

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Grab each piece and gently fold it down the  middle, as you can see in the picture. 

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Repeat the process until you’ve gone through the whole pile!

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This will give your flower creation some more depth. 

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Step 6: Cut the brown paper

Next, it’s time you grabbed the brown paper. Cut out a piece about an inch wide. 

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Fold it down the middle and gently press on the paper. Make sure the fold is done straight, as it’s fairly easy for the paper to ‘escape’ and you’ll then get a skewed line. 

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Get the scissors and start cutting the folded brown paper. DO NOT cut through the whole paper. You want to do small slices on the paper, about half the width of the folded paper. 

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There you go! You’re almost done!

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Step 7: Roll and glue the brown paper

Next, you want to start rolling the brown paper. 

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You want to make sure you apply the same pressure when rolling the paper throughout. 

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Get the glue gun and apply some hot glue just as you’re about to finish rolling the paper, so you can make sure the creation is there to stay. 

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Look how cute this is!

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Step 8: Cut another piece of brown paper

Now you can get the brown paper again and cut another slice. You want to make sure it’s about the same width than the first strip of paper. 

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Fold the paper in half and get the scissors!

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Start making shallow cuts – about half the width of the paper – over the whole length of the paper. You want to make the cuts close together, so go slow!

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Now, grab the first rolled-up paper and add some hot glue just on the spot where the first roll ended. Place the second strip of paper over the spot. 

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Keep rolling the new strip of paper over the original piece. 

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Once you’re done, add some hot glue to the paper and place the end over it, so close the piece. 

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Keep the paper pressed for a few seconds so the material sticks. 

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Step 9: Build the sunflower

Now, we need to start building the sunflower. Pick up the yellow circle and add some hot glue to its center. 

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Grab the longest flower petals and start placing them on the yellow circle, forming a flower. 

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You want to put the rounded edge in the center of the flower, and the pointy end outward. 

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Add more hot glue and start adding the next size of petals. 

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Once more, place the petals in a circle, overalying the first round. 

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Keep adding the smaller petals too, forming multiple layers of petals on the flower. 

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When you’re done, get the ruffled up brown paper and add it in the middle of the flower. Make sure you add plenty of hot glue on the edges of the paper. 

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Keep it pressed for a few seconds to make sure it sticks! Since it’s such a big piece,  you want to make sure you add enough hot glue. 

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Step 10: Draw and cut the leaves

Now that the sunflower is done, get the big leaf-shaped pattern and the green paper and pencil. Start tracing the pattern, creating multiple leaves. 

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Once you have about four of them, get the scissors and cut them out. 

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When the leaves are done, we need to make sure they have the same dimension as the petals do. So, grab the scissors and start making little cuts. 

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As you can see in the picture, you want to make the small cuts angled as a real leaf would have. Make sure the cuts are absolutely tiny and on the very edge of the paper. 

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Now they look more realistic!

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Step 11: Glue the frame together

Next, you want to take the top side of the oval wooden frame and turn it over. By now the paint would have completely dried. Add a lot of hot glue to the back of the frame and press it over the base. 

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Keep the two pieces pressed together for a few seconds. 

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Step 12: Add a hanging ribbon

Now, it’s time to get the lace ribbon and measure out a length of the material. You want to make sure you can hang the piece. 

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Once you’ve decided on a length, get the scissors and cut it out. 

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Turn the frame face down and add some hot glue to the back of the piece. Press the lace ribbon into the hot glue. 

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Repeat the process for the other end of the ribbon. 

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Keep both pieces pressed for a few seconds to ensure they’re not going anywhere. 

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Step 13: Trace and write

Now, you want to trace the words “Hello Fall” in the top area of the frame. Use the pencil to do this, so you can easily cover up if you mess up. Make sure you use your best calligraphy skills. 

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Once you’re happy with your result, get the black liner and follow the penciled in words. 

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There you go! So pretty! 

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Step 14: Glue everything together

Now’s the time to start adding in the flower and the leaves to the frame. Once you have a rough idea of where you want the flower to be, place some hot glue to the frame. 

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We went with two leaves glued to the right side of the frame, and two to the left side. Also, we made sure to glue the leaf to the inside of the frame too. 

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In this way, the leaves are properly glued in and won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. 

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Get the sunflower and turn it around, adding a lot of hot glue to its back. 

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Carefully place it on the frame, in between the green leaves. Make sure you gently press it in so the glue sets. 

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There you have it! A beautiful piece you can hang on your wall to welcome the fall. 

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We absolutely loved making this and we hope you did too! Drop us a note and tell us how you found this tutorial and share your pictures with us over social media!

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