Making a Fall Wheat Wreath is a great alternative to a traditional wreath. I enjoy finding ways to create door decor that isn’t always a circular wreath. Putting this together was easy and the best part was that I had all of the items I needed for this on hand. We’re joining a group of bloggers to participate in the Monthly Craft Room De-Stash Challenge.
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How To Make A Fall Wheat Wreath
- Wheat Stems (light and dark)
- Assorted Ribbon
- Gorilla Clear Grip Glue
- Fall Florals With Pumpkins
- Wreath Door Hanger
Several weeks ago while shopping at my local Goodwill store, I spotted a wheat sheaf bundle that was marked at $1.99. That was a great price since I could see the original TJ Maxx sticker was still on the package showing the price of $9.99. I hesitated on buying it because I have so many florals in my craft stash that I try to talk myself out of buying more. But, at this price, it only took a couple of minutes to decide that it needed to come home with me.
I sorted through my florals, flowers and stems and found a small, darker bundle that would go well with the light wheat. I added the darker ones behind the lighter stems and bunched them together and tied them with a piece of raffia and then secured them tightly together with a piece of blue paper ribbon.
I love fall floral arrangements with pumpkins, leaves, and gourds and as I was pulling them all out of storage bins, I picked out several that I thought would work for this. The one I decided to use gives the fall wheat wreath a little pop of color. I used this one in a vase with some other stems a couple of years ago in the dining room for a fall flower arrangement.
I pushed the stem down into the bottom of the wheat sheaf and wrapped a piece of wide bark ribbon around it. I stapled the ribbon several times to keep it taut. To add a little more color, I used a couple of strips of orange ribbon tied into bows around the sheaf.
The only tricky part of putting this together was figuring out a way to hang it. I tried a couple of different ways using a loop of ribbon attached near the orange ribbon, but when I looped that over the door hanger, the weight of the wreath made it fall forward.
After struggling with it for about half an hour and getting nowhere but frustrated, I put it aside. I knew there had to be an easy way to keep it from pulling forward, but I wasn’t finding it! I googled how to hang a wheat sheaf wreath and most of them used command hooks. The problem with using that for my wreath was the added weight of the pumpkin floral. I was just about ready to remove the florals and just go with the plain wheat when I decided to try one last method for hanging it.
I tied a long piece of sheer ribbon around the stalk and pulled it up to the near the top of the wheat on the back side of the wreath. I used Gorilla Clear Grip Glue to attach the ribbon to the wheat. I looped the ribbon over the door hanger and tied it into a knot. Near the top, I glued a small piece of cardboard on top of the ribbon and to the wheat just below the top of the ribbon.
While the glue dries quickly, I didn’t want to pull on it until I knew it was set. I didn’t test it until the following day. It worked! There was no drooping forward.
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I can’t wait for the temperature to drop so that I can hang this on our front door along with some other outdoor fall decor. It’s still in the 90s here, but at the first sign of steady 80 something degree days, this is going up.
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