DIY Sun Decoration (Easy to Create Free Printable)
Kick off the summer with a fun and festive DIY sun decoration. It is perfect for party decor for a barbecue or summer party. This sun design is easy to create with just a few inexpensive materials. It is so pretty that it could be used as a DIY sun wall art, sun wall decor or attached to a skewer and put in a planter.
How I Made this DIY Sun Decoration
I was scheduled to do a Luau TV Segment on Let’s Talk Live, News Channel 8 in Arlington, Virginia and I wanted to show another festive project to add to my table display. My TV segment is very visual and I am usually given a 6-foot table for my setup. If I don’t have a least 8 or 9 designs, the presentation looks empty. I want when I go on-air live, the audience will immediately know exactly what my segment is even before it is introduced.
When I was brainstorming about what I could add to my Luau Party, a fun sun decoration came to mind. I have always loved sun decor and what could be better to add to a fun and festive summer party. I wanted to make a sun that not only could be used as a party decoration but could also be a decorative DIY sun wall art piece. I always like to teach how to make designs that can be easily recreated and are inexpensive to make so this why I created this DIY sun decoration from reused and inexpensive items and provided a free printable of the design.
This sun decor is easy and inexpensive to make. Reuse a sturdy piece of cardboard and choose various patterns of scrapbooking paper to create this beautiful sun decoration. Using different designs of paper gives the sun adds style to the design. Glue twine onto the face to create a sweet, sunny smile.
Here are some of the DIY Luau party decorations and crafts I showed in my Luau TV Segment.
- DIY Water Bottle Flameless Tiki Torches
- DIY Beach Decor Surf Shop
- Tissue Box Tiki Faces (Free Printable)
Click here for a free download of my Fun Sun Pattern Printable.
How to Make the Festive DIY Sun Decoration
Step 1: Print out the Fun Sun Printable Pattern and cut out all of the pieces.
Step 2: Arrange the pieces on a piece of cardboard and trace the design. Alternate the large and smaller sun rays as shown below.
Step 3: Cut out the cardboard design with craft scissors or a craft knife.
Step 4 : Trace the pattern on the scrapbooking paper and cut out 4 longer rays and 4 smaller ones along with the circle. I like to use a solid color for the center circle and the small rays. I picked 4 different scrapbooking paper designs in the same color pallet so they would be coordinate but not match.
Step 5: Glue onto the cardboard cut out and attach pieces of twine for the eyes and mouth.
This DIY Sun Decoration can be used as Sun Wall Decor or Sun Wall Art. You can also attach a wooden skewer to the back of the sun and place it in a planter as I did here for my Luau TV Segment.