Sunflower Season: An Easy Arrangement

When sunflower season arrives, make long lasting arrangements that add color and charm to your home. Use this easy tutorial that anyone can do.

sunflower season arrangement in pitcher

It’s sunflower season. The last, hot days of summer when the happy faces of sunflowers make their appearance. Today’s post is part of our 20 Minute Decorating series, a monthly feature that focuses on quick and easy decor that can help you update your home in no time. Sunflowers are super easy to arrange, and the best thing is that you don’t need very many to make a knock-out arrangement. Read on for my simple tips and tricks.

sunflowers eucalyptus kale

Begin with:

  • five to seven sunflowers
  • something for filler
  • something to add interest

I used eucalyptus for filler and kale stems for interest.  Any kind of greenery that’s available at your flower market or grocery store will work for filler. For interest, berries or cotton bolls on stems would work as well.

Tip: If you can’t find what you want in your floral department, don’t forget that faux berries or filler will work perfectly. Just combine the faux with the real. An added bonus is that the faux stems are reusable.

hands cutting eucalyptus with scissors

Once your flower bunches are separated, fill a vessel with fresh water and round up a pair of sharp scissors. Trim the ends of whatever filler you are using and place it in the vessel first. After the filler, add your “interest” pieces.

eucalyptus and kale in pitcher

Last, add the sunflowers. Depending on the height of your vessel, they will need to be trimmed. Sunflower stems are long and very thick. They stand tall and are easy to place inside your filler.

hands cutting sunflower stem

It’s helpful to place your arrangement on a table or kitchen island, stand back, and then make any necessary adjustments. The sunflower blooms are quite heavy, so manipulate them within your filler until they stay in place.

sunflower kale and eucalyptus in pitcher

I hope this inspires you to pick up a bunch of sunflowers at your flower market or grocery store, and add a bit of sunshine to your home. Make sure to stop by the links below to see what my friends are sharing!

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  1. I love love the sunflower arrangement! Sunflowers always bring a smile to my face. I usually just put sunflowers in a vase but now I can’t wait to use the fillers with them. Thank you! Have a sunny day!

  2. I made the apple cake – it is delicious! I even made it gluten free using King Arthur gf measure for measure. Thank you for sharing the recipe. ❤️

  3. Patty Lipinski says:

    Love this beautiful sunflower arrangement!

  4. Ann,
    LOVE your Sunflower arrangement!
    Gorgeous flora choices!
    Perfect container!
    Always filled to the brim with inspiring decor ideas!

  5. Great flower arranging Ann…so bright and cheery!

  6. Beautiful … yellow, green and touch of purple! Really brings a smile to my face! Thank you for such a clean, crisp and highly informative blog without all the advertising clutter. And thanks for taking comments from just anyone; I made a positive comment about a post in a link party today but, evidently, only comments from a member of the bloggers in the link are welcome. Ann, you are a treasure.

  7. What a pretty arrangement! Great tips friend!

    Happy day!

  8. Diania Abernathy says:

    I couldn’t get the last few links to work. Just letting you know! Have a delightful day.

  9. Sunflowers just say happy !