DIY Sunflower Wreath for Fall

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Learn how to make a DIY sunflower wreath for fall.

I don’t know about you, but I’m clinging to summer with everything I have. It’s September, but it’s still in the 90s here, so sunflowers feel more appropriate than orange leaves and pumpkins.

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modern sunflower wreath

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Most of our sunflowers have been stolen by squirrels but they’re still in bloom. Did you know that squirrels steal the entire flower? Our squirrels seem to be much smarter than average.

Next year, I plan on planting them everywhere because I love them so much. It will be a squirrel buffet, I guess, but it will be gorgeous until they figure that out!

Until then, a modern wreath with fake sunflowers is giving me all the fall feels. Is there anything better than fall crafting (even though I love summer with all my heart)?

close up of DIY sunflower wreath

How to Make a DIY Sunflower Wreath

DIY sunflower wreath supplies

Tips for Making a Modern Fall Wreath

Faux florals have wires in the stems, so you can make the flowers face in the direction you want.

Some floral sprigs will need more wire than others. For instance, the sunflowers had much thicker stems, so they needed more wire to secure them to the metal wreath ring.

If you have trouble securing the flowers with wire, you can add a bit of hot glue to keep the flowers in place.

sunflower wreath with buffalo check ribbon

You can use any light gauge of wire. I just used what I had on hand. Keep in mind that smaller numbers mean the wire is thicker and will be harder to bend.

You can make your wreath symmetrical or asymmetrical by adding more to one side or displaying it on an angle.

Yield: 1

DIY Sunflower Wreath

modern sunflower wreath

This modern DIY sunflower wreath is perfect for early fall when it feels too soon for orange leaves and pumpkins.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy


  • Fake sunflowers
  • Small floral sprig or foliage
  • Metal wreath ring
  • Wire
  • Gingham ribbon


  • Wire cutters
  • Hot glue gun (optional)


  1. Use wire cutters to cut floral stems from each bouquet.
  2. Figure out your layout for your sunflower wreath. It can be symmetrical or asymmetrical.
  3. Use wire to attach each floral sprig to the metal ring. Start with the smaller flowers first. using wire to attach flowers to wreath ring
  4. Use as much wire as you need to secure each sprig to the ring. attaching flowers to wreath form with wire
  5. Continue placing flowers onto the ring until it's as full as you want. wiring flowers to wreath ring
  6. Add leaves in spare spots. The leaves can be removed from the stem. Put wire through the hole in the center to secure it where you want it on the wreath. use leaves to fill in bare spots on wreath
  7. As you work, be sure to cover previous wires with flowers.
  8. For the sunflowers, you can bend the stems to make them face the direction that you want. faux florals can bend
  9. Add a ribbon to the top and hang. fall sunflower wreath


  • If needed, secure sunflowers with hot glue to make them stay in place.
  • Some flowers need more wire to keep them secure. The sunflowers have thicker stems, so they required more wire.
  • All of the flowers have metal wires in the stems, so you can bend them to the shape you want.

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