I remember on our farm,  we had a couple of those ‘way taller than you’ sunflowers. You know the kind…the ones with those great big seeded centers that are not only taller than you by a couple feet, but the flower is bigger than your face….and hair….and hat if you have one?

And it completely baffles my mind how a flower can actually follow the sun. How does it do that?

Of course, as we are headed into the latter part of August, going towards September, longing for fall, you can’t help but think of sunflowers. How they look so pretty and golden in the evening sun.

So when Nichol shared these with me, I was absolutely delighted–to put it mildly. :) I was even going to save them for later this week and decided I just couldn’t wait. 

[ Shapes | This & That: Autumn (sunflower, “sunflower”) / A Very Retro Christmas (tag) / Oh The Places You Will Go Class Freebies (30 petal flower) / Simplicities: Loving Life (7 petal flower) ]

Um. Yowza, right? Sometimes I just get so amazed at how paper crafting can look so good! :)

Here’s what Nichol has to say:

I love adding floral arrangements to my home decor and switching them out for every season to add a fresh pop of color to our home. However some of those beautiful florals can be super pricey. I have been fascinated with the handmade paper flowers I’ve seen online and have pinned many to my pinterest board hoping to create some of my own using layered die cuts. I thought Kerri’s awesome sunflowers from the This & That Autumn kit would make the most gorgeous sunflowers when paired with a 7 petal flower (for the “leaf” base”) and the 30 petal flower (layered in the center). I used floral wire inserted through the middle of my arrangement and Tim Holtz Distress Glitter finishes off the center of each sunflower.
If you’re interested in re-creating these flowers for your own Fall home decor here are the measurements I used for my florals:
  • Sunflowers – 5″
  • 7 Petal Flower (leaf base) – 4.8″ tall
  • 30 Petal Flower LARGE – 2.98″ tall
  • 30 Petal Flower MEDIUM – 2.46″ tall
  • 30 Petal Flower SMALL – 1.76″ tall


Love them my dear!

For more detailed instructions, head on over to Miss Nichol’s blog HERE