Hessian Sunflower Decoration

Add a rustic feel to your front door or home this autumn with this lovely easy to make hessian Sunflower decoration. 

Hessian Sunflower Decoration

Skill Level


Time to Make

45-60 minutes

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Print and cut out the template shapes.
  2. Cut out 24 pieces of hessian using the petal/leaf template. You can use a pin or a pa-perclip to attach the template to the hessian and limit movement while you cut.
  3. Cut out 2 pieces of hessian using the circle template.
  4. Using your hot glue gun, put a dot of glue behind point A and fold in a rolling motion to stick to point B. Then, put a dot of glue behind point C and roll over to stick and make a cone shape. Repeat for all 24 petals/leaves.
  5. Hot glue 12 cone shapes to one of the circles, points facing outward. This will form the petal layer of your sunflower.
  6. For your leaves, hot glue the remaining 12 cone shapes behind the circle, making sure that they are positioned between the petals.
  7. Using your textile paint, roughly paint the petals yellow and the leaves green.
  8. Once dry, hot glue the last hessian circle to the centre and paint black.
  9. Cut a length of Jute Twine, roughly 20cms. Turnover your sunflower and secure the ends to the centre of the sunflower using hot glue, and then add some more hot glue a small distance in from your hanging point to stabilise it.
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Top Tip

To avoid touching the hot glue with your fingers, use tweezers or a pencil to hold things in place while you form the petals and stick the hessian together.



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