Decorating With Sunflowers…Pillows & Decor Ideas

Hi All,

When I think of long summery days in the country, one of the first things that pop into my head are big, beautiful sunflowers.

sunflowerI love these guys and plant them in my garden every year.  I have even incorporated them into my decor.

I have been dressing up my front porch the past few weeks and wanted some new throw pillows for my porch swing.

Sunflower Pillows
Photo Source: Through the Country Door

I found these really cute Sunflower Pillows from Through the Country Door but  did not want to spend nearly $80.00 for both. I decided to be frugal and make my own.

Canvas Drop Cloth
Photo Source: Lowes.com

 I started with a 5′ X 4.8′  Canvas Drop Cloth I picked up at my local home improvement store for $5.98.

I cut out 4 large squares of equal size, sewed them into pillows, added zippers and then painted a few cheerful sunflowers on them. I finished by inserting a pillow form into each one.

Hand Painted Sunflower Pillows

I painted the pillows with regular craft paint mixed with Textile medium . The textile medium makes the paint permanent, flexible and washable without running.

textile medium
Photo Source: Amazon.com

If you are creative with a paintbrush, sunflowers can be painted on many things for your home. They are very easy to paint and can really cheer up a room.
sunflower coasters

Simple 4″ kitchen tiles can be transformed into Sunflower Coasters with glass and ceramic paint found at your local craft store.

sunflower trivet

Larger tiles can be crafted into Sunflower Trivets for your kitchen. If you are not really crafty you can also purchase them already done on my website.

Toast To Summer With Sunflowers

Toast to summer with a few hand painted sunflower wine glasses. Perfect for parties, a country wedding or relaxing on the porch on a warm summer evening.

Hand Painted Sunflower Wine Glasses

Some freshly picked sunflowers placed in a vintage milk bottle or canning jar makes for a great country centerpiece. I found these beauties in the floral department of my grocery store.

Sunflower Bouquet

Take it one step further with a hand painted sunflower vase.

Hand Painted Sunflower Country Vase

Here’s another sweet sunflower pillow from my line of handmade pillows….

Welcome Summer Country Sunflower Pillow

And who could resist this adorable personalized sunflower pillow?

Personalized Sunflower Emoji Family Pillow

When warm weather beckons and you want to bring the outdoors in, think sunflowers!
Thanks so much for visiting today. I hope you have been inspired.
~Lisa

Subscribe to Lisa's Blog via email and never miss a post! Learn how to decorate on a budget creatively, get crafty ideas and be inspired to tackle your own design projects!

Shop Lisa's Newly Listed Products:
Shabby Chic Pink Cherub Angel Shelf
Shabby Chic Pink Cherub Angel Wall Shelf

Add a touch of whimsy and romance to your home with this shabby chic pink cherub angel shelf. This little shelf is made of terracotta and has been painted white with a pink colorwash overcoat to bring out the details. … Continued

$22.50 Add to cart
White Shabby Chic Bird Figurine Spring Decor
Cute White Distressed Shabby Chic Bird Figurine
Give your cottage inspired home a touch of Spring and whimsy with this adorable white shabby chic bird figurine. Makes a great gift too.
$14.00 Add to cart
Vintage Ceramic Yellow Goldfinch Bird Figurine
Vintage Ceramic Yellow Goldfinch Bird Figurine
This pretty vintage ceramic yellow goldfinch bird figurine would feel right at home displayed in any retro, mid century inspired room.
$28.00 Add to cart
Distressed Shabby White Bird Figurine Cottage Decor
Distressed Shabby White Bird Figurine
This pretty little shabby chic inspired bird figurine would look lovely perched on any cottage style table top or he would make a lovely gift for a girlfriend.
$14.50 Add to cart
Vintage Inspired Lobster Enamel Coffee Cup
Red and White Lobster Enamel Coffee Cup
This vintage inspired lobster enamel coffee cup would look cute in a coastal kitchen or make a great gift for any beach lover.
$12.00 Add to cart
Shabby Beach Distressed Painted Mermaid Hooks Nautical Bathroom Decor
Set of Three Shabby Beach Painted Mermaid Hooks
These pretty painted mermaid hooks will add a touch of whimsy to any seaside cottage.
$28.50 Add to cart
Cottage Style Repurposed Shutter Shelf
Upcycled Vintage Shutter Shelf – Shabby Beach Cottage Decor
Creatively display your favorite collectibles and decor with a handmade upcycled vintage shutter shelf. Perfect for any room in your home.
$49.95 Add to cart
Retro Vintage Kitchen Towel
Decorative Retro Vintage Kitchen Towel

If you love nostalgia in the kitchen this decorative retro vintage kitchen towel will tickle your fancy. This vintage style hand towel was created with a retro vibe in mind in a retro red color scheme. Display it in your … Continued

$12.50 Add to cart

2 Responses

  1. pier one has some very realistic looking ones, but they don't always carry one type of flower. if they don't have any i would just google silk sunflower.
    My recent post

  2. I like the canvas pillows idea. I’ve never used textile medium before. Thanks for sharing how to make custom items on the cheap.

A Penny For Your Thoughts.... I love to hear from my readers.