Besides pumpkins, sunflowers are my favorite fall decoration. Here are some Shabby Sunflowers made with Gwen Studios ribbon.
I like the look of raveled edges, so I thought I'd try that with the Gwen Studios grosgrain ribbon. It worked!
To make a sunflower, you'll need:
Print cotton fabric for the center (5"square)
Sewing thread and needle
Small amount of stuffing
12" of 1 1/2" grosgrain ribbon in yellow or orange; 9" of 3/8" ribbon to match
2 1/2" terra cotta pot
Twine for bow
Buttons (your choice)
Felt in green or brown to cover back of flower
Hot glue and glue gun, scissors, paintbrush
Trace and cut a 4 1/2" circle from print fabric. Sew a running stitch around the edge and gather. Add a small amount of stuffing, pull up your threads and tie them in a knot. Trim.
Paint the bamboo skewer green. Trim the skewers to the height you like. I like to make them different heights.
Glue petals around back edge of fabric center. Glue stick to back of flower. Layer and glue buttons to center of flower. Glue a circle of felt to cover back.
Glue narrow ribbon around top of pot. Add stuffing to pot. Push stick into the center and glue. Glue moss over the stuffing.
Tie a twine bow to the stem.