Are you sick of all my fall decorations yet? If so, lucky you since this is my last fall decor before I start working on Halloween!
I know, it’s barely September. But if I want to get them all up for you to see before Halloween is here, I gotta get started 🙂
So before I swallow up the blog with spiders and spooky and all things black, I need to finish up my harvest decor for fall. And my door was the last thing to get some fall with this beautiful wheat wreath.
I loved the idea of continuing the theme of the harvest and farmer’s market when it was time to make a wreath for my front door. I was thrifting last week with my sweet little helper and lucked into an unused, natural-colored, twisted wreath form.
It is a 13″ form, which I know cause it still had the tag on it from the store it was originally bought from. I usually never buy wreath forms and try using creative solutions for the base of my wreaths.
Don’t you just hate spending money on something that will be mostly covered up? But at the thrift store, it was $0.75. Perfect!
As soon as I found the form, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. The colors of the wreath were perfect for pairing with wheat and the wheat fit the theme of my fall decor.
So I grabbed one package of wheat at Hobby Lobby ($3.60 with a coupon) and headed home to create!
I love how easy this wreath was to complete.
It wasn’t super fast because I really took my time to carefully place each stalk of wheat, but I watched a show on Netflix and just enjoyed the process.
How to make an Easy Fall Wheat Wreath
- Natural colored grapevine wreath form
- Wheat stalks
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- Happy Fall pennants
- Burlap scraps
- Jute twine
- Command hook or other way to hang your wreath
Start glueing the stocks of wheat around the perimeter of the wreath form. Wrap the long stems of the wheat in with the direction of the wreath twists. Then secure it with some carefully placed hot glue so it doesn’t show on the front of the wreath.
Make sure to wrap the stems of the wheat around to the back and secured it very well on the back with hot glue.
After you have a single row of wheat stalks twisted into the wreath, evenly spaced around the whole wreath, it is time to fill in. Cut the stems of the wheat much shorted and stick them behind the row that you twisted into the wreath form.
Again, secure with lots of hot glue. Continue adding stalks of wheat until your are happy with the fullness of the wreath.
At this point, you can hang it on your door and be done, which I did for a few days, but I just felt like it needed something more. So I decided to add a simple, rustic bunting. Everything is better with a bunting, right?
To make the simple bunting, download the printable file that I have included in my library of freebies for my email subscribers (click here to subscribe) or design your own.
Print the pennants on 24lb thicker (but not quite cardstock) paper. Cut them out, along with some little squares of burlap.
I made my pennants 1 1/4 inches wide by 1 1/2 inches tall and I cut the burlap squares 1 3/4 inches wide by 2 inches tall. And I pulled the outer string of each side of the burlap square out so that it gave a little fraying to the edges.
Glue the paper pennant to the top of the burlap square with some hot glue. I didn’t center it completely, I put it close to the top of the burlap.
After all the pennants are glued to the burlap, it is time to glue them to the jute string. I found it was easiest to glue it upside down, and I used some pattern weights to hold the string out tight.
But then I learned that you need to glue the pieces down backwards since they are upside down. Whoops!
Luckily they were easy to pull off with the freshly set hot glue. And I quickly fixed them 🙂
To attach the bunting to the wreath, thread the string through the twisted wreath form at the spot you want it and secur it with… you guessed it… hot glue!
When you have both buntings secured how you like them, wrap the ends of the strings around the wreath form and glued them to the back. Trim off the excess strings.
Now it is all done! I am so glad I added the bunting for a little extra oomph. But it is still a simple and elegant wheat wreath for fall.
I got it up on the door and I love it!
As I was taking pictures, my adorable little helper says, “Look mom, I’m by the wreath. Take a picture of me!” How could I not?
I may have to add a little paint to my Command hook so it blends in better with my new green door. Do you have any brilliant ideas for hanging a wreath without it being so obvious? I still haven’t figured that one out!
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So I am officially ready… bring on fall!