I know I’m not even close to alone when I say that fall is, by far, my favorite season. The promise of relief from the heat in that first crisp breeze, afternoons spent on the couch yelling at college football on TV, the onset of rich, sweet flavors.. what’s not to love?
I decided to decorate a bit early this year, in all my excitement, and completely fell in love with this simple wheat sheaf wreath I discovered on Pinterest from one of my new favorite blogs. As a new homeowner, I feel it my civic duty to deck the house out to let the neighbors know that fall is imminent, because, let’s face it, there’s no way they’d know otherwise.
I love this wreath because it’s simple and elegant, yet unique and full of style. It might take you, oh, ten minutes? The simplicity also works well with our crazy green front door. And it can last for years, if you’re a bit careful in its storage. It also cost me about..
Have you scouted out prices on those pre-made wreaths at Hobby Lobby or even Target? Much, much more than $8.72.
I used two smallish bundles of wheat sheaves, which are often on sale, usually 50% off at Hobby Lobby and Michaels. How many you need will depend on the look you’re going for, as well as how full the bundles you find are.
My front door is especially thick, so a wreath hanger doesn’t work for me. Instead, I rigged a circle of twine around the wheat and over a nail in the door. But I’d venture to guess most of you can hang it on a long wreath hanger and be good to go.
What You’ll Need
What To Do
1. Remove all ties and plastic from the wheat sheaves and gather the two bundles together. Tie them with a rubber band or twine about 3 or 4 inches below the actual head on the wheat.
2. In layers, cut the stalks where desired. I cut about 7-8″ below my twine. You might want your stalks a bit longer or a bit shorter. Go for it! Twist the stalks in the rubber band or twine a bit, for a bit of movement and splayed look.
4. Wrap your ribbon around the rubber band/twine a couple times to cover. Slip the end of a wreath hanger into the back of the last layer of ribbon, then in the front, tie the ends in a bow. Make sure you l I like the look of long loops and long ends hanging–a bit whimsical, yet elegant.
5. Hang and enjoy!