How to make a diy sunflower kissing ball
OMG girly! These are the most beautiful DIY Sunflower Kissing Balls. They are so perfect in my Farmhouse decor for fall. I love how the DIY Sunflower Kissing Ball turned out.
Plus all the supplies came from the dollar store. Bonus!
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Supplies needed for a DIY Sunflower Kissing Ball
foam floral circle
faux sunflowers(in colors of choice)
hot glue gun
ribbon(your choice of color and style)
DIY Sunflower kissing ball
These DIY Sunflower Kissing balls look so complex but they are actually a lot easier then I initially thought girly. I know you will love this fall farmhouse craft idea.
They are so universal perfect for autumn, fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. These would also be great for a wedding(I have wedding on my mind as my sister is getting married this fall).
Step 1 Round foam ball
The very first thing we need to do is create or purchase a round ball of floral foam. I found to half rounds at our local Dollar Store and hot glued them together.
Note: The floral foam that I found was not perfectly round, but thankfully the flowers will fill it in to appear perfectly round so that’s ok. Close enough will still work well.
Step 2- Fill Floral Foam in with Sunflowers
Next you will need to take your bushel of faux sunflowers and cut them into single sunflowers leaving about 3-4 inches of stem. I left my leaves attached for added greenery and color, but that is optional.
Then you simply start to slide your floral wire sunflower stems into the floral foam until you have completely filled the floral foam ball in completely(make this as round as possible by pulling out or pushing in the stems to achieve a nice full round effect
Note: This is dependent on the size of your foam floral ball. You do not want the wire floral stem to come out the other side of your floral foam ball.
Note: You can use any colors or type of faux flower.
If flowers seem loose you can add a dab of hot glue to the wire stem before you slide them in.
Here are a few pictures of the floral foam ball getting filled in with the burlap multi-color sunflowers into a perfect ball.
USE Caution- hot glue can melt the foam
Step 3 Add a Ribbon
The last step to these beautiful DIY Sunflower Kissing Balls is to add a piece of ribbon to hand them with. I found this beautiful sheer black ribbon with a little shimmer at our local Dollar Store.(I love to shop locally as we live in a very small town in the mountains and one of the few store we do have is a Dollar Store).
I attached the ribbon between the flowers with a piece of left over floral wire stem. I poked through the ribbon and secured it in place with some hot glue. Again be careful as the hot glue can melt the foam. You can check out more about some of my favorite glues here.
Make sure your glue is completely dry before hanging.
DIY Sunflower kissing ball
I love how adorable this DIY Sunflower Kissing Ball turned out. I think I may have to make a few more.
Find the perfect spot for your DIY Sunflower Kissing Ball in Your Home
This is a lot easier then you may think. It’s funny all the places this DIY Sunflower Kissing ball could go in your home. I thought I would have a hard time finding a spot for it, but it is so beautiful it really could go anywhere.
I considered hanging my DIY Sunflower Kissing Ball in a few places. On my pantry door(I use command hooks for this), closet door, front door….., but then I decided the perfect spot for it was in my china hutch where you see it as soon as you walk in. I perfectly matches a wooden sunflower angel figurine that is also in our china hutch.(more details further down)
I was also loving it on the dining table and it actually stands up quite nicely on it’s own. It would make a beautiful dining table or wedding center piece.
I was thinking I could make a few more and line them on the table for our family Thanksgiving dinner(ok so maybe brunch/lunch/dinner as it will be an all day event like every year lol) for center pieces.
They will be perfect for our Thanksgiving sunflower decoration party theme on table as center pieces and hanging in a few extra spaces.
Another great idea would be to make these DIY Sunflower Kissing Balls to sell on Etsy. They are a great make a sell craft idea.
There are tons of options to add this piece/idea in to your fall farmhouse decor.
These are also a great diy sunflower decoration idea for weddings or parties.
Where will you put your DIY Sunflower Kissing Ball?
Check out these Amazon sunflower home decor ideas. Click pictures for details.
I love adding sunflower pieces to our farmhouse home decor. Especially in the fall/ autumn. Adding sunflower pieces to our home is like adding little bits of sunshine through out.
The angle with sunflowers above reminds me of my grandma who passed away a few years ago. I used to buy her these hand craved wooden figurines all the time she collected the ones I would buy her and having this sunflower one in our home makes me smile. It makes me think of her when it catches my eye. She definitely is in heaven as an angel. She was an amazing lady.
What do sunflowers remind you of? Do they have a special meaning for you?
Happy Creating and Decorating!
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P.S. Did you check out 7 Pumpkin Must Haves For Fall? I have a slight obsession with fall if you couldn’t already tell.