Decorating With Sunflowers…Pillows & Project 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
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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 some glass and ceramic paint found at your local craft store.

sunflower trivet

Larger tiles can be crafted into Sunflower Trivets for your kitchen.

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

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

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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.
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  2. Andrea

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

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