Giant Sunflower DIY (FREE SVG files)

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You can make a Giant Sunflower DIY with these easy step by step instructions plus FREE SVG files.  This amazing Thanksgiving Décor (in FIVE sizes!) makes for the perfect addition to your fall party or Thanksgiving! 


Perfect for backdrops, centerpieces or just a splash of autumnal color these giant paper flowers are sure to impress.  You can either trace the template and cut them out by hand, or use the SVG files with your preferred cutting machine.  The Jumbo is 30″ in diameter, the large is 25″ in diameter, the medium is 20 inches in diameter, and the small is 15″ in diameter and the extra small is 10″ in diameter.

YOU WILL NEED:

Please note that the paper you print the printable on will affect the color nicer paper ( i.e. more expensive paper) tends to yield better results.

This Giant Paper Sunflower DIY (FREE SVG files) is perfect for fall! Make a Giant flower wall or use it to decorate your space! So many possibilities!

Makes for a fun photo wall or zoom call wall!

Giant Sunflower DIY (FREE SVG files & PDF Template) Instructions:

Step 1 – Cut out the Paper Sunflower Elements

All the tiems needed. This Giant Paper Sunflower DIY (FREE SVG files) is perfect for fall! Make a Giant flower wall or use it to decorate your space! So many possibilities!

Decide on the size of the Giant Sunflower DIY you want to make. You can choose between a large sunflower, which is 25″ in diameter, a medium one at 20″, or a small one at 10″. Using either the template or the SVG file, cut out all the elements. There are four layers to the sunflower, each with its own center, spokes, and petals. Layer 1 has 11 petals, Layer 2 has 10 petals, and Layers 3 and 4 each have 12 petals. The seeded center is the most time-consuming part of making the giant sunflower!

Step 2 – Begin Making the Petals for the Giant Paper Sunflower

Organizing is key in success with this project. 

Matching petals to the centers. This Giant Paper Sunflower DIY (FREE SVG files) is perfect for fall! Make a Giant flower wall or use it to decorate your space! So many possibilities!

There are different sizes and shapes of petals, so keep all the same-shaped and same-sized petals together in piles. In the SVG file, there is a single petal for each layer that has a number corresponding to the circle center to help you organize them.

Let’s start with the largest layer at the bottom of the flower (Layer 4) and work our way up to the top layer (Layer 1).

start with bottom layer (4). This Giant Paper Sunflower DIY (FREE SVG files) is perfect for fall! Make a Giant flower wall or use it to decorate your space! So many possibilities!

First, you’ll notice that all the petals have a slit in them. So to give the layers a more three-dimensional look, slide one end over the other at the bottom.

Fold the petals. This Giant Paper Sunflower DIY (FREE SVG files) is perfect for fall! Make a Giant flower wall or use it to decorate your space! So many possibilities!

But remember not to slide the bottom edges past each other.

adding glue. This Giant Paper Sunflower DIY (FREE SVG files) is perfect for fall! Make a Giant flower wall or use it to decorate your space! So many possibilities!

Once you have an idea of how it comes together, hot glue one side and fold it over. 

Once completed, repeat with all the petals.

all petals made. This Giant Paper Sunflower DIY (FREE SVG files) is perfect for fall! Make a Giant flower wall or use it to decorate your space! So many possibilities!

You can see that the petals in layer 4 and 2 are all symmetrical. However, on layers 3 and 1, the petals aren’t.

Glueing sunflower petals to center. This Giant Paper Sunflower DIY (FREE SVG files) is perfect for fall! Make a Giant flower wall or use it to decorate your space! So many possibilities!

Keep this in mind when assembling the flower—the goal is to “mirror” the petals to create some variation in the look of the flower. Then, try to have the front of the petals vary in direction. This will make more sense as we put the flower together. Afterwards, keep the like petals together in piles.

Step 3 – Begin Making the Layers of the Sunflower

Start making the layers of the sunflower with FleeceFun's free template and tutorial.

Each little spoke on the center circle is for a petal for the Giant Sunflower DIY.

All petals glued into place. This Giant Paper Sunflower DIY (FREE SVG files) is perfect for fall! Make a Giant flower wall or use it to decorate your space! So many possibilities!

Now, glue each petal to a spoke. Keep doing this until you have a full layer.  

wooden spoon to curve petals. This Giant Paper Sunflower DIY (FREE SVG files) is perfect for fall! Make a Giant flower wall or use it to decorate your space! So many possibilities!

Now it’s time to give just a little more personality and dimension to the flower. With a large wooden spoon or small rolling pin- curl the petals.

Using spoon to curve petals. This Giant Paper Sunflower DIY (FREE SVG files) is perfect for fall! Make a Giant flower wall or use it to decorate your space! So many possibilities!

Hold the bottom of the petal – so you don’t tear it off the circle and wrap the end around the wooden soon and curl ( this is similar to curling ribbon with scissors). Then, repeat with all the petals and set the layer aside.

continue with next row. This Giant Paper Sunflower DIY (FREE SVG files) is perfect for fall! Make a Giant flower wall or use it to decorate your space! So many possibilities!

Now, put together layer three – see how the petal shapes mirror every other time for some variation? Of course, be sure to pay attention and do this as you glue the layer down.

3rd row assembled. This Giant Paper Sunflower DIY (FREE SVG files) is perfect for fall! Make a Giant flower wall or use it to decorate your space! So many possibilities!

After gluing the layer, curl layer 3 and set aside.

2nd row with petals to glue on. This Giant Paper Sunflower DIY (FREE SVG files) is perfect for fall! Make a Giant flower wall or use it to decorate your space! So many possibilities!

Then, glue together layer 2 and curl the petals.

Then, glue together layer 2 and curl the petals.. Free template and tutorial from FleeceFun for creating the sunflower layers.

After completing layer 2, finally repeat these steps with layer 1. But with layer 1, since three are 11 petals – they won’t mirror perfectly.

Firtst row of petals glued on . This Giant Paper Sunflower DIY (FREE SVG files) is perfect for fall! Make a Giant flower wall or use it to decorate your space! So many possibilities!

Step 4 – Make the Giant Sunflower Center

Sunflower center pieces. This Giant Paper Sunflower DIY (FREE SVG files) is perfect for fall! Make a Giant flower wall or use it to decorate your space! So many possibilities!

Take the brown center and the “seed” strips.

Glueig seeds inot place. This Giant Paper Sunflower DIY (FREE SVG files) is perfect for fall! Make a Giant flower wall or use it to decorate your space! So many possibilities!

Starting with the OUTSIDE of the circle, glue down one long side of the strip.

Step 4: Creating the center of the giant paper sunflower using FleeceFun's free template.

Then bend it over gently and glue down the other side.

Free pattern from FleeceFun for making the giant sunflower center.

Continue to add a strip and then glue down the other side.

Use your fingers to get the paper to have a more rounded look at the top. Afterwards, continue in this method, spiraling all the way to the center.

Use your fingers to get the paper to have a more rounded look at the top. Afterwards, continue in this method, spiraling all the way to the center.

Depending on how tightly us spiral the "seed" strips, you might need to cut more.

Depending on how tightly us spiral the “seed” strips, you might need to cut more.

Finished sunflower center.

Step 5 – Assemble the Giant Paper Sunflower

Now the fun really begins, because it’s time to bring this amazing flower together!

This Giant Paper Sunflower DIY (FREE SVG files) is perfect for fall! Make a Giant flower wall or use it to decorate your space! So many possibilities!

Starting with layer 4 on the bottom, add layer three, then two, then one.  But remember, DON’T glue them down first!!!  Bring them all together so you can turn and shift them and have the petals spread how you like.  Once you are happy with the result, hot glue the layers together. Finally, hot glue the center of the flower into place.

Glue back onto sunflower. This Giant Paper Sunflower DIY (FREE SVG files) is perfect for fall! Make a Giant flower wall or use it to decorate your space! So many possibilities!

Once that is done and the glue has cooled, flip the flower over and glue the large yellow circle in place.  You can also replace this circle with cardboard if you want the flower to be more sturdy.

And that’s it! You just completed the Giant Sunflower DIY!

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This Giant Paper Sunflower DIY (FREE SVG files) is perfect for fall! Make a Giant flower wall or use it to decorate your space! So many possibilities!

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