A Sunflower Welcome for Your Front Door

How to Make a Sunflower Hat for a Standout Front Door Entrance

This hat makes a big statement and is full of lovely Fall colors, too.


Fall fun ahead, people.

Festive Pumpkin Cheese Ball

Paper Pumpkins

Creamy Pumpkin fudge

Sea Salt Popcorn w/Caramel

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Candied Bacon


Years ago, my sister made one of these sunflowers for her front door and I was fascinated so I finally decided to make one of my own and show you all how to do it also.

Believe it or not I started out with this "twisted paper cord".

I tried finding this twisted paper cord at Joann's Crafts but they didn't have it so I had to get it on Amazon.

Now this was the hardest part of the entire project. The twisted paper twine had to be unwrapped and opened up. I cut the cord into 10 inch pieces and then had my "troops" (daughter and husband) unwrap them and open them up.

I found 3 different shades of yellow acrylic paint and painted each of the "petals". One shade was a darker color called "marigold". I didn't belabor this part or worry if I missed a few spots. I was looking for an overlook.

I painted the crown of the hat a dark brown color. Then I started gluing down the separate "petals" with a hot glue gun. I scrunched the base of each "petal" before gluing it to the base of the crown of the hat. I made sure to glue different shades of colors so it looks more natural.

To hide the place where the petals meet the crown of the hat, I put some brown excelsior which I bought at a crafts store.

I put a small amount of the excelsior around the brim. I think it gives it a more naturalistic look.

I bought some green ribbon and hung it from the back to give a look of a "stem".

I like that it has lots of variations of colors, don't you?

Happy Fall, everyone!!,


  1. Super cute and creative! It looks adorable!

  2. So cute and your tutorial makes it look so much easier to make than I thought!

  3. That's a clever use of a hat as decor. I probably have an old holiday sunhat knocking around around somewhere that's a bit tatty and would be perfect for something like this.


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