I wasn’t actually planning on posting many fall projects. I started out with this Easy Fall Vase and then this Book Pages Fall Banner and then I thought well the banner looks kind of lonely all by itself so I made this wreath. And the next thing ya know I made over (in my head) the whole entryway console table, because 1, or 2 or even 3 projects just isn’t enough, right???
Whheeww deep breath.
I love dried natural looking flowers, grass, branches, etc. So it is no surprise that I love this wreath made out of dried wheat. I really enjoy decorating for fall and the Thanksgiving season. This season/holiday is a good reminder to be thankful for all the blessings in my life.
This Fall Wheat Wreath took me 2 – 3 hours to complete, with the total cost around $14. This project definitely makes a mess. Be prepared with a broom and a vacuum. Beware the wheat gets stuck in your carpet.
- Hay wreath – leave the plastic wrap on the wreath (Hobby Lobby, mine was 10 inches)
- Wheat bunches – I used 2-3 bunches (Hobby Lobby)
- Floral pins (Walmart)
Step 1: I started out by grabbing 6 pieces of wheat and cut the ends leaving about 3 inch stems.
I played around a bit with the pattern/layout and I ended up choosing three positions for the wheat. The first position was the wheat angled in towards the middle. The second position was the wheat more centered with the wreath and the last position was angled outwards away from the center of the wreath.
Step 2: After I got my wheat bunch positioned I placed the floral pin over the wheat stems and pushed the pin down into the hay wreath securing the wheat in place. The pins are easy to pull out if you misplace or have to redo it. As I attached more bunches of wheat these covered the floral pins from the previous applied wheat as well as creating a layered look. As I got to the end and was completing the circle I had to tuck the stems in behind the previous applied wheat. In certain spots I had to trim the wheat stems further so they didn’t stick out. Here it is completed.
Hope you are enjoying the change in season.
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