• Toni Wulfekuhl

I Love Sunflowers for Fall


I love sunflowers for Fall. These pipe cleaner sunflowers are really cute. inexpensive and easy to make. Just a couple in a vase will brighten up a room.

You Will Need :

  • 28 4" Yellow Pipe Cleaners , 8 12" Green Pipe Cleaners, 20 12" Black Pipe Cleaners

  • Wire

  • A Dowel

The Center




  • 28 4" Yellow Pipe Cleaners , 8 12" Green Pipe Cleaners, 20 12" Black Pipe Cleaners

  • Fold Black @ 2 1/2" Making an L

  • Do this with 11 of them

  • Arrange them in your hand making a starburst

  • Tie them together with a string or wire

  • Starting in the center. Weave another black in an over /under pattern. Adjusting the starburst as you go

  • Continue adding more black pipe cleaners as you go, until it is about 3"-4" round

  • Squeeze the starburst ends down to secure the center

The Petals


  • Fold the yellow pipe cleaners in half then bend then 1/2" up.

  • Insert the L shape into the last row of the black center so the small part is a the top of the sunflower

  • Secure these bending the L hooks around each side and continue adding them until its full

  • When your finished, snip the excess black on the bottom left over from the starburst

  • Wrap the stem with the Green pipe cleaners, adding more as you go til you reach the end.

  • Your finished Sunflower

Add a couple to a vase or make a whole bouquet out of them. Sunflowers are great with your Fall decor.

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