DIY Fall Wheat Wreath

DIY Fall Wheat Wreath | A Tutorial from On Sutton PlaceI hope you are all proud of me for waiting until September was officially here to post my first new fall project! I thought if I did it earlier, it would definitely be overkill. I always start outside and couldn’t wait to make something new for the door. My one goal for the front porch was to try and come up with door decor that didn’t involve a grapevine wreath. Not that I don’t like them because I do…but I was ready for a change and I think I came up with a great alternative. This diy fall wheat wreath is easy, doesn’t take too long and is affordable. Here’s what you need…

DIY Fall Wheat Wreath | A Tutorial from On Sutton Place

Wheat Wreath List of Supplies

14 in. straw wreath
5 in. wide burlap ribbon
Floral pins
5-6 Bundles of wheat
Scissors
Wire for hanger

The first thing I want to tell you is to NOT remove the wrapping from the straw wreath. If you leave it on, you will save yourself some clean-up. Unwrap your bundles of wheat and cut the pieces to about 8 inches. You can take your scissors and in one fell swoop just whack off the whole bundle.

DIY Fall Wheat Wreath | A Tutorial from On Sutton PlaceTake 6 stems of wheat and starting on the left side, pin the bunch to the wreath. Keep pinning the bunches to the wreath like the spokes on a wheel. Move down so the grains of wheat cover your pins. Keep chopping off wheat bundles and pinning until you have filled the wreath. I used almost 6 bundles. Loop a piece of wire around the top of the wreath to use for a hanger. 

At this point it’s a good time to spray the wreath with matte sealer. I highly recommend it whenever you are working with dried, natural elements. 

How To Preserve Natural ElementsIf you aren’t a bow person, your wreath is now finished. If you enjoy bows, here is my tutorial on How To Make A Perfect Bow. I think it’s easiest to hang the wreath on my door and then attach the bow. I can better see exactly where I want it. I used two of the floral pins to attach the bow. 

DIY Fall Wheat Wreath | A Tutorial from On Sutton PlaceTotal cost for this wreath was about $27.00. The bundles of wheat were $5.99 but they were 40% off at Hobby Lobby. The straw wreath was $3.99 and the pins were about $1.50. I already had the ribbon but even if you needed to buy it, it wouldn’t add more than a few dollars to your total.

DIY Fall Wheat Wreath | A Tutorial from On Sutton Place

Your wreath doesn’t have to be perfect. Just randomly place the bundles of wheat and fill in the holes as best you can. From start to finish this took me about an hour. I have a covered porch so I think it will stand up to the weather well. Time will tell on that and I will let you know. Thanks to the sealer, the wheat hasn’t shed when the door is opened and closed. 

It’s still hot here in Ohio but I think I feel fall in the air. The nuts are dropping from the trees and the days are getting shorter. September is going to fly by so let’s try and enjoy every day. Thanks for stopping by…see you soon!

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39 Comments

  1. Bought the stuff I need, cut the wheat, will be trying my 1st wreath tomorrow—-just what I was looking for. Your door color looks exactly the same as mine–Ben Moore, I think? Anyway, LOVE your blog!

    1. Oops———Forgot to say I’m a/k/a Gigi’s House!

  2. House of Babs says:

    Please! Please! Please tell me the color of your front door. I just redid/rebuilt my house after Sandy and I love my house! My siding is Certainteed Flagstone (bluish gray) and I painted my front door Ben Moore Lake Placid. Not enough contrast. This color is the bomb and would be PERFECT. I love it. The wreath looks fabulous and even better against the dark blue. Lovely!!

  3. Megan @ Our Pinteresting Family says:

    This is a gorgeous wreath! I love how it looks against your door color.

  4. Vidya @ Whats Ur Home Story says:

    Looooooooooove the wreath Ann. Fall perfection! And it looks double pretty against your Navy door. :) Thanks for suggesting the color to me. I loved it so much that I ended up using it in our Guest Bedroom.
    http://whatsurhomestory.com/navy-and-coral-bedroom/

  5. Your wreath is beautiful! It makes me think of my old home out west in Manitoba, Canada. Driving out in the country all I’d see were wheat fields and more wheat fields. A few minutes ago I saw your cotton ball wreath and thought it looked ‘interesting’. Having never seen a cotton field (as most Canadians haven’t), I’m sure my neighbours would be wondering why I’d stuck cotton on a wreath. I would be, too! Lol I’m not saying it wasn’t pretty, it’s just that everyone up here would think why dud she stick those cotton puffs from her bathroom on an outdoor wreath. They’d never think cotton balls from a plant.

    I love how decor can be so related to different regions. I’m sure if my hubby’s cousins in Mississippi were to make such a wreath it would be the envy of the neighbourhood!

    I’m going to be following you because you have wonderful ideas! Thank-you!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Jan! I fell in love with cotton bolls a few years ago…and last year a reader sent me a big box that she picked from a field in her neighborhood. I’m not from the South but I use them in my decor anyway. I think they are so different and a bit of a surprise!

  6. Looks like a quick and easy wreath to make. Love it against the color of your door. Just now reading blogs this school thing is time consuming.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Oh I bet…I’ve been wondering how you are doing. Hope all is well! Holler if you need anything.

  7. Cathy Fialon says:

    Love the wreath Ann can’t wait to get started on one of my own!

  8. I love this, Ann! You are so talented!

  9. My email notifications of your blog posts have stopped coming :(.
    I love the wheat wreath, but most importantly, have been inspired to paint the front door Navy Blue! Look forward to it looking as fabulous as yours!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Amie!
      I checked my email list and it seems you unsubscribed on August 18th. Perhaps it was a mistake or a glitch in my list. You should be able to sign up again with no problem. Let me know if you need any help. I’m sorry this happened! Good luck with your door…you will love it!

  10. Sweet and simple–just like I prefer! Thank you Ann! Now for my trip to the craft store which is a 100+ mile trip. I live in the “boonies.” I think this lovely wreath is worth the trip.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Oh heavens that’s a long way…but I agree. A wreath would be worth the trip!

  11. This is adorable! I can’t wait to try this…..AND your tutorial on how to make the perfect bow answered my how to questions! Seriously, you should have seen the bow I tried to do without your instructions…..oh my…..that’s all I can say. Thx.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      You are welcome! Here’s to making a bunch of lovely bows!

  12. Jami @ An Oregon Cottage says:

    Ha! You’re right, Ann, that is an easy tutorial. Maybe I will finally have a wheat wreath after all. :) Now, if only Hobby Lobby wasn’t an hour away…

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Most of the supplies for this wreath can probably be found at any discount store…but a trip to Hobby Lobby is always fun. Hope it all works out!

  13. I really enjoy your ideas but most of all I enjoy your positive outlook on everything you do. You are a real inspiration to me.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Thank you Linda…what a lovely thing to say. I am inspired by my readers every day…and am amazed at the kindness you all show me. You are the best!

  14. Liz@HoosierHomemade says:

    Gorgeous wreath, Ann! Happy Fall!
    ~Liz@HoosierHomemade

  15. Lovely Fall wreath Anne.

  16. Just lovely! How I love Fall. Can’t happen too soon for me. Not that I’m rushing life….but the summer in North Carolina has been horribly hot. It’s 96 today.
    Thanks Ann for always coming up with something new and so pretty.

  17. toocutedobs says:

    I like your wreath and thanks for the tip on the spray for the wheat. We also went to Hobby lobby for fall decor items just yesterday. It’s still hot here too and think we are all looking forward to cooler weather.

  18. Ann, just pinned your fall wreath. It’s a beauty. Thank you for your newsletter. Anxious to see your new fall items. Stripping wallpaper in our living room. Need to choose paint color. Powder room makeover completed. My dear husband is doing a marvelous updating of our home. Lucky me!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      I’m ready to start a powder room update too. I wish it was completed like yours! I’m not complaining but would welcome cooler temps as well.

  19. Kathleen G says:

    Your wheat wreath reminds me of Harvest. I had a spray wreath that had different colors of wheat with a hunter green raffia bow. Dating myself here! Love your wreath Ann. Kathleen in Phx

  20. Anne this is so simplistic and gorgeous at the same time, LOVE IT!

    Cindy

  21. What a nice way to start our fall decorating with such a lovely wreath, Ann. I think even I can make this! I was just starting on switching out our front porch today, and I think a trip to Hobby Lobby is a must so that I can make this wreath soon. Thank you for sharing it. Fall is my favorite season and even though our weather is warm today, it is definitely starting to get cooler at night.

  22. Yvonne @ StoneGable says:

    BEAUTIFUL, Ann! I love love love your wheat wreath! Perfect straight thru Thanksgiving!!! You are such a gifted gal!

  23. Thank you for the inspiration Ann, this will be my front door wreath! Blessings to you!

  24. Perfect for fall!!! Great tute, you make it easy to do!!!! Thanks Ann for a lovely start to our fall decorating. Now I need to get started!!!

  25. Wow – i love it. super simple too. The tutorial on how to make the bow was awesome. I think I’ll print and laminate that one! Thanks.

  26. debbiedoos says:

    Love your wheat wreath Ann! Nice job.