I 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…
Wheat Wreath List of Supplies
14 in. straw wreath
5 in. wide burlap ribbon
5-6 Bundles of wheat
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.
Take 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.
If 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.
Total 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.
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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