Handmade nylon flowers tutorial to make Sunflower

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Make handmade nylon flowers with this step-by-step tutorial to make sunflower. Nylon flowers are also called stocking net flowers or simply stockings flowers. This tutorial and more nylon flower tutorials will help you try to relatively make almost all types of stocking flowers. Let’s get started:

Handmade nylon flowers

 Sunflower has a tall coarse stem with large yellow-rayed flower head. It produces edible seeds rich in oil and belongs to the Daisy family. Interestingly, it’s an amazing flower; when the sun rises it faces the east and follows the sun to the west till the day ends. And is therefore, named “Sunflower”.
 In this post, I am sharing a very easy tutorial to craft the sunflower in very little time. It is a very unique flower and can bring an interesting charm in any room and decoration. Mix sunflowers with vintage or modern pieces to define any area in your home.

Handmade nylon flowers material

  • Rings sizes (4) and (5) {use anything round of diameters 4 and 5}
  • Bright yellow stocking net
  • Sunflower bud {you can make you own by sprinkling and gluing tea over a plastic or paper ring}
  • Floral tape
  • Nylon thread
  • Wire and stem wire
  • Plier and scissors

For complete information about the material and it’s use see NYLON MATERIAL.

Nylon flower instructions

  • To make these flowers, you will need 11 petals ring size (4) and 13 petals ring size (5) for each sunflower. To make the petals; wind the wire (gauge #22 or #24) around the ring, twist at the end and cut the excess with the plier. Stretch the wire to shape like a ray and wrap nylon over the ring, thread at the end and cut the excess with scissors.
  • If you do not understand the petals instructions, see step-by-step tutorial with images.
  •  Squeeze a generous amount of white glue (gorilla or super glue; you choice) inside the bud and at the end of the petal and place it in position on the bud, as shown. Continue gluing all the petals following in the sequence, one small and one large petal till all the petals are glued and secured. You will also need to apply some pressure with your fingers to secure the petals in position.
  •  Once all the petals are glued. Cut a round piece of paper, smaller than the bud and glue it over the petals to hide the wires and sandwich the petals.
  • Now cut some leaf-shaped papers and glue them under the flower, passing through the stem to give it an original look.
  •  Finally make some leaves with green nylon and thread them on the stem wire and your sunflowers and ready to display.
You can also make a stronger sunflower by threading the petals inside the bud.
You can follow the instructions used in making Nylon Daisies.
I hope the tutorial was clear and easy to follow. I would love to hear from you and get some feedback.
Till next week

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  1. Hi Hani… so natural looking I never tried Sun flowers hope soon I will go for some… really so sunny looking


  2. Shan says:

    Very good tutorial!

  3. WhoWhatLogos says:

    Super cute tutorial!

  4. How To French Kiss says:

    Great post. I think I might make some of these. Last time I grew sunflowers they ended up rotting on the stem in the garden because I'm such a lazy gardener!

  5. MiniBinoy says:

    Hani its so pretty !! as well the tute is very easy to floow

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  7. Kristin says:

    So darling!!! Stumbled you…would love if you could stumble me back:

    Kristin 🙂

  8. Melissa says:

    You are so talented! And, you do everything – I love that! I saw you at Makobi Scribe's Stumble Upon Hop. I'm following you everywhere: T, FB, and GFC. I am going to check out all the other cool things you have done. Have a good day! I have a hop starting this afternoon. You should come by and link up.

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  10. ~ kim says:

    i love the design and i think this can be a perfect flower that can be placed on a cake stand or in the cake itself. i will be surely bookmarking this page as i so wanted to learn more about your craft.

    thanks for your wonderful blog!

  11. Elle says:

    Those are so pretty! I like that.

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  12. Angel says:

    You have been Stumbled. 🙂 These are so neat! I love when you can DIY your own home decorations! I look forward to future craft how-to's!

    I am following in all ways possible as well. Have a great weekend!!

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  13. Bobbie says:

    I love this! I just featured it on Check Me Out Saturday with A Vision to Remember. http://iamonly1woman.blogspot.com/2011/04/check-me-out-saturday-week-63-crafty.html

  14. Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle says:

    Ooooh, this I like! Just what I was looking for! Thanks so much for sharing 😀

  15. {nifty thrifty things} says:

    Wow, these turned out really cute!!
    Thank you so much for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    I hope to see you again this week! 🙂
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

  16. Flora Jang says:

    Can you tell me where I can buy the sunflower seed( or bud)?

    1. Hani says:

      I bought mine from newsheer website but I recently saw them on amazon too.

  17. Emily says:

    Hi, this is really an interesting and creative post. I enjoyed it reading and ended up with an easy DIY nylon sunflower. Thanks for sharing this, Hani!

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