Fall is right around the corner! Ahhhhh this season always brings visions of pumpkins, sweaters, boots, pumpkin spice and…wheat! What I love about dried wheat is that it is natural, neutral and can look either formal or a bit rustic. It is also fairly inexpensive and easy to incorporate in your decor. Win win! With the fall season fast approaching I thought I’d share 5 ways to use dried wheat in your fall décor. So let’s get started!
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Wheat Bundles on a Place Setting:
For this fall-inspired place setting I took a small bundle of wheat and simply wrapped it with ribbon. I layered some of my white dishes, choosing ones with a variety of edges to ensure there was enough interest and texture on the table. The plates sit on top of a gold frame being used here as a charger (for more ideas for using picture frames visit 8 ways to use picture frames in decor) . I added a gold floral napkin, gold flatware and a gold-toned bowl to complete the look. This beautiful floral arrangement is from Gracefully Restored.
To make these little bundles, I simply clustered a small grouping of wheat stems (about 10) and wrapped them with twine. Then I tied a ribbon around the twine. One little bundle for each place setting.
I love making wreaths from old chippy picture frames! Such a unique frame base with endless possibilites! For this frame wreath I used a small piece of dry floral foam and attached it to the wreath using wire. I then started the design by adding faux olive branches, white hydrangea, peach button flowers, ribbon and wheat. The combination of the white frame and light-toned florals provides a soft neutral take on a fall wreath. You can watch the tutorial for this frame wreath here.
One of my favorite pieces of furniture to decorate is my dining room hutch. For this fall design I stacked fresh corn husks on the top. I sprinkled white pumpkins in and around my white dishes and added touches of wheat. On the base I took a cream colored sugar mold and put little bundles of wheat in each mold. I love how the wheat and the corn husks play well together for this neutral fall display.
Wheat Décor Beads:
So often we see décor beads (otherwise known as Casa beads) with tassels on each end. What if we did something a little different? Don’t get me wrong I am a sucker for tassels of all kinds, but if you’ve been following along you know I’m always looking for something a little different, something unexpected. Well, what if we put wheat on the ends of the beads instead of tassels? Brilliant! So here you have it, wheat décor beads! So simple to make, simply head over to my highlights on Instagram for a tutorial.
DIY Hurricane Lantern:
I loved this hurricane lantern idea so much that I recreated it for one of my Floral Fridays over on Instagram. This simple project includes two glass cylinder vases, one smaller than the other, a natural ribbon and a bunch of dried wheat. For tools I used a glue gun and a pair of scissors, thats it! Once the lantern was done I simply dropped a pillar candle in! This simple design took just minutes to make. You can watch the tutorial here.
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I hope this post on 5 ways to use dried wheat in your fall décor inspires you to grab a bunch of dried wheat and have fun creating your own fall DIY’s. As you can see it is so versatile and is a relatively inexpensive way to bring fall into your home. For more fall inspiration head over to see my neutral fall dough bowl.
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