Nicole™ Crafts Mesh Sunflower

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by Eileen Farley, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Mesh Sunflower

Bright, cheerful projects are always in season!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for the paint.
  • 2
    Twist six Yellow chenille stems around the outside ring of the wire wreath, evenly spaced. Twist another six Yellow chenille stems around the inside ring of the wire wreath, evenly spaced, between the stems on the outer ring.
  • 3
    Twist a crossbar of Yellow chenille stems across the opening.
  • 4
    Cut 28 strips of Yellow mesh that are 17 inch each.
  • 5
    Taking a strip of mesh, pull gently on the diagonal from opposing corners. Grab the other corners and pinch into the centers. Pull opposing corners again to straighten. Lay the center of the pinched petals into one of the chenille stem twists on the outside of the wire wreath and twist to secure. Continue in this way around the outside ring of wreath.
  • 6
    Repeat step 5 with another layer of petals on top of the first. Open the twisted chenille stem, place the pinched petals into the chenille stem and twist again to secure. Bring ends of the chenille stems to back of wire wreath and twist to wire to secure. After you have completed the petals on the outer ring, move to the inner ring and do two layers of petals as above. Bring the chenille stems to back of wire wreath and twist to wire to secure.
  • 7
    Make another petal by placing the Yellow chenille stem on top of the petal and twist a couple of times from the bottom. Then just place the tips of the chenille stems down over the cross bar and attach from underneath. Twist stems around wire to secure. Repeat with last three petals.
  • 8
    Use craft knife to cut Styrofoam ball in half. Paint one half Bittersweet Chocolate. When dry, glue to center of flower.
  • 9
    Cut Brown chenille stems in half. Hold the two ends of one half together to make a loop and twist together. Push the twisted end into the center of the Styrofoam ball. Repeat to fill the center of the flower as shown.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Deco Mesh Roll 21 inch x 10 yard Metallic Yellow 104740905 (2)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wreath Form Metal 12 inch 104179294
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems 6 mm 75 pc. Yellow 104277515
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems 6 mm Brown 25 pc. 104277480 (2)
  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Ball 7 inch 104183649
  • FloraCraft Foam Cutter 6 inch 2 blade 104186311
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Bittersweet Chocolate 104106628
  • X-ACTO Precision Instruments No. 1 Knife 104135101
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • 1 inch Sponge Roller
  • Scissors
  • Ruler