Repurposed Cake Mold Sunflower DIY

7 Materials
1 Hour

Sunflowers are the queens of the late summer garden! They stand tall and proud over their neighbors and can’t help but bring a smile to your face. Today I’m going to share an easy Repurposed Cake Mold Sunflower DIY with an old bakeware pan I picked up at the thrift store.

Assemble your materials:

  • an old cake molded cake pan. If it's not yellow already, you could spray paint it.
  • a styrofoam cone
  • brown felt
  • brown buttons
  • faux hydrangea leaves
  • hot glue gun
  • fabric glue


  1. Cut the styro cone to fit the middle of the cake mold fairly tightly.
  2. Glue brown felt around it to cover all the styro. (you could use tacky fabric glue also.
  3. Hot glue brown buttons to the top of the styro covered in felt. Cover it completely, layering the edges.
  4. Glue a couple faux leaves to the edges, right sides facing front.
  5. Glue a piece of leather for a hanger, or drill a hole in edge.
  6. Get rid of any glue strings by melting with a hair dryer.

This upcycled sunflower will be adorable in your late summer, early fall decor!

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