For most of us, sunflowers are associated with the blue skies of summer and crisp air of early fall. They stand tall and proud spreading warmth for their season of joy, and then they disappear until the next year comes around. But thanks to this new holiday trend, you can deck your halls with boughs of holly AND enjoy the beauty of these special flowers. Sunflower Christmas trees are taking over, and we’re definitely okay with it. It’s time to liven up your holiday decorations and embrace the sunshine.
Pinterest recently announced its Christmas 2019 decor trends based on what people are searching for most. Sunflower Christmas trees are up 66% compared to past years. Themed Christmas trees have long-since been popular, but it seems decorators are looking for new, contemporary ways to adorn their trees. Sunflowers are this year’s answer, and we’ve already seen some seriously pretty trees from the season’s earliest trendsetters.
Check out these sunflower Christmas trees to inspire your holiday decorating.
One of the best things about these sunflower Christmas trees is that they’re fairly simple to create. Forget all those glass balls that always end up breaking. For this look, stock up on fake sunflowers from your nearest craft store. You might even get lucky and find all those summer flowers in the clearance section. Choose the long stem varieties to make it easier to stick your stems into the branches of your evergreen. You can also mix it up with blooms of different sizes. In addition to flowers, a lot of these examples use strategically placed ribbon to pull the look together.
If you’re looking for more of a rustic look for your sunflower Christmas tree, you can also weave some decorative burlap in between the branches and flower stems. Tuck everything in so it stays put, and position your lights to create a truly dazzling nighttime display.