Dollar Tree Sunflower Can

I was shopping at Dollar Tree again….!! HAHA! I came across this wooden unfinished frame in the summer area, I didn’t think of it as a sun which is what I think it was supposed to be, maybe it is supposed to be a flower, I saw a sunflower, not a sun . I had big plans going in my head, about using burlap in the center and buttons etc…but as with all my ideas things changed once I get the project going. Does anyone else have this happen? I took a different route, and it turned out AMAZING!! Come see how cute this Dollar Tree sunflower can came out!


DIY Wooden Sun (Dollar Tree)

Small Aluminum Can

Cinnamon (Dollar Tree)

Mod Podge

Floral Foam (Dollar Tree)

Spanish Moss (Dollar Tree)

Dowel (Dollar Tree)


Burnt Umber & Kings Gold Acrylic Paint

First, coat your can with a heavy coat of Mod Podge then sprinkle with cinnamon. Once that has dried, add another coat of Mod Podge. Let it fully dry, I usually let it sit overnight. Humidity changes dry time.

Second step, paint your sunflower. I painted the sunflower in kings gold, then I watered down some of the burnt umber and put it along the edges and made individual petals using the watered down paint. Next I painted the center piece burnt umber and then used kings gold to make the lines.

Third, I painted the dowel in burnt umber and then wiped off the excess with a baby wipe. I wanted it to look stained not painted. Once it dried I glued it to the back of the sunflower.

Finally I cut the floral foam to fit inside my can, then stuck the dowel in the center. Then I glued some Spanish moss around the top. Finally I added a raffia bow around the center of the can. DONE!

How adorable is this?! I love it!

Love a super easy and cute DIY, especially when I can get most of the supplies at Dollar Tree or when I have most of it on hand!

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