Hello again! It’s Megan from Homemade Ginger and I have such a happy craft to share today. I know that you will just love these pipe cleaner sunflowers. They are so fun to make and are just so cheerful!
Where I live, there are tons of sunflowers popping up at the end of summer and the beginning of fall. I just love how huge they can get. There are so many beautiful variations of sunflowers and I don’t think there is a more cheerful flower out there.
A few years ago, my daughter brought home a tiny sunflower seed that she had planted in a cup in school. She randomly found a spot in the front yard and buried her little seed. We forgot it was there until a sunflower plant started coming up in the summer. By the end of summer, the sunflower had become so huge that it was taller than me! It was so exciting for her to see her little seed grow into something so huge.
These pipe cleaner sunflower may not be huge, but they sure are are fun to make. It’s a great craft for either summer or fall. These little guys would look so cute sitting on a desk or window sill and will brighten up any space!
I loved these pipe cleaner flowers and wanted to try making a sunflower version. I love how they turned out!
Pipe Cleaner Sunflowers
Here is what you will need to make this craft:
- Yellow and Green Pipe Cleaners
- Popsicle Sticks
- Black Buttons
- Green Craft Paint
- Hot Glue Gun
- Small Flower Pots
- Black Paper
- Floral Foam
These are the cutest little sunflowers you’ve ever seen.
Pipe Cleaner Sunflowers
- Glue Gun
- 5 pipe cleaners (yellow)
- 2 pipe cleaners (green)
- 1 popsicle stick
- craft paint (green)
- 1 button (black)
- 1 small flower pot
- 1 piece construction paper (black)
- 1 piece floral foam
- Start by making the larger petals. Bend 1/3 of a yellow pipe cleaner.
- Twist the same pipe cleaner at the end and make another bend to form two petals.
- Repeat steps 1 and 2 with the remaining two pipe cleaners to form the rest of the larger petals.
- Using a glue gun, attach the pipe cleaner petals together in the center.
- Using another yellow pipe cleaner, repeat steps 1 and 2 making shorter bends to form the smaller petals. Make 3 small petals out of one pipe cleaner.
- Make another 3 small petals out of the last yellow pipe cleaner. Glue the smaller petals on top of the larger ones with hot glue.
- Attach a black button to the center with more glue.
- For the stem, paint a popsicle stick with green paint.
- Using green pipe cleaners, form 2 sets of leaves and glue them onto the stem.
- Cut a piece of floral foam and glue it into the bottom of a small flower pot.
- Insert the popsicle stick into the foam and cover it with shredded black paper to resemble dirt. Glue the paper down (optional)
- Your pipe cleaner sunflower is complete!
These sweet sunflowers will definitely bring a smile to someone’s face!