Do you love the look of dried wheat? Me too! I love the natural color…I think it’s so pretty. I was trying to think of an interesting way to use it in my Fall decorating and came up with this dried wheat centerpiece. Let me show you how I made it!
Today is our monthly Thrifty Style Team blog hop hosted by Julie at Redhead Can Decorate! At the end of my post, you can go check out the other Fall ideas my friends have come up for you this month!!
How to make a dried wheat centerpiece
I love projects that you don’t need a zillion supplies!! For this, all I used was a bunch of dried wheat and 2 foam floral blocks.
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Using a glue gun ( I had it on the lower heat setting of 150watts) I glued the two floral foam blocks together. When you are using a hot glue gun on any foam material don’t let the metal tip of the glue gun touch the foam or it will melt it.
glue floral foam together
Starting right on the edge of the floral foam, I started gluing the wheat stalks to the foam.
Make sure the bottom of the wheat is as close to the bottom of the foam so it will stand up…If it’s uneven it’s going to be wonky.
It only took a few minutes to glue the long side of the floral foam!
But it’s super important to make sure the stalks of the wheat are touching each other…you don’t want any of the green foam peeking through!
All I did was continue to glue the wheat on all 4 sides of the floral foam.
The final step is to add a ribbon around the wheat. This ribbon is from this year’s Walmart Fall section,
Where I placed the ribbon hides the top of floral foam in the middle of the wheat from view.
First I wrapped a piece around the body of the wheat and glued it snuggly in place.
Then I added a second length of the ribbon and tied a common knot on the front.
After trimming the ends, I glued them flat against the sides for a tailored look.
And here’s the finished project!
a few other fall ideas…
Thrifty Style Team
Redhead Can Decorate – 3 Thrifty Fall Planter Cover Ideas
Our Crafty Mom – Dollar Store Pumpkin Makeover With Velvet
DIY Beautify – Easy Crochet Chain Sweater Pumpkins
2 Bees In A Pod – Fall Living Room with Thrifted Decor
The How To Home – Vintage Bean Pot Vase filled with a Sunflower Bouquet
Vinyet Etc. – Fall Cloche with Thrifted Finds
Sweet Pea – Dollar Tree Tumbling Tower Block Pumpkins
What Meegan Makes – How To Make a Faux Pumpkin Centerpiece
Postcards From The Ridge – Decorating Ideas That Will Make Your Wallet Happy
Lora B. Create & Ponder – DIY Plaid Flannel Coasters
The Tattered Pew – How To Quickly Get The Look of Aged Copper
I Should Be Mopping The Floor –White and Blue Fall Decor in the Kitchen
Chas’ Crazy Creations – Fall Nature Decorating An Easy How To Guide
Cottage On Bunker Hill – Dried Wheat Centerpiece
This is absolutely beautiful, Jennifer, and makes the perfect fall centerpiece! Pinned!
Coming from a state known for wheat, I thought this was perfect! Thanks for sharing such detailed instructions. I love it!
Hi Jennifer, I love the wheat bundle and you can use it year round too. Super cute!
The cutest ideas! I love your DIY wheat bundle so much! So much fun to party with you!
You are the best!!
What a gorgeous centerpiece! Love the dried wheat
Can’t wait to share this tomorrow with our readers…they’re going to love this easy & pretty craft!
This is truly one of my favorites this season! I always thought you had to buy 10 bundles of wheat, lol!
This is such a great idea and I can’t wait to share it tomorrow on the roundup.
What a fantastic project! It is beautiful and perfect for fall decorating! I loved learning more about you in the “learn about me” section. I am also an early riser…usually, 4 or 4:30 am! Early birds unite and have a cup of coffee!
Yes, you can always text me in the wee hours of the morning…but if you are looking for me after 10 (9 in the dead of winter) you’ll be waiting to hear back til morning!!!
Love it! So pretty for fall. And that ribbon is perfect!
This is so pretty!!! I love how easy it is to create with minimal materials needed. The texture of the wheat is so lovely for fall!
Jennifer this is beautiful! I need to make this!
I love this cute project. So simple but elegant at the same time. I can’t wait to share it on Thursdy.
I think I’m going to make some rounds ones this year! This was one of my faves last Fall.
Jennifer, this is so pretty…and the ribbon is the perfect touch. I could see adding a couple of these to my mantel for some pretty fall foliage. Hoping you have a lovely season. xoxo, Kristi
I love how you glued the ribbon for a tailored look: brilliant!
Beautiful centerpiece. Certainly says Fall. The foam is a wonderful idea. Never would’ve thought of that.
I absolutely LOVE this idea! I need me some wheat, now!!
Julie, I just got back from a local antique store and they had a round wheat decoration that I think I need to copycat!!
Love love love this a fall wheat DIY!!! I have seen these at HomeGoods and they are always so expensive. Thanks for the great tutorial!
Thanks Kelly!! I know right, they are always overpriced!!
You come up with the best ideas! I love this wheat centerpiece and you are going to get to enjoy it every fall for years to come.
Thanks so much Paula!!
I just love this centerpiece Jennifer! Such a great idea. I’ll be sharing it on my Saturday wrap-up.
Yay!! Thanks Kim!!
What a smart idea to use the foam! This turned out great and we love using wheat for fall decor. So pretty!
Thanks Vicki & Jenn!! Sometimes I don’t know if what I picture in my mind will turn out how I imagined!!!
This is such a clever project Jennifer! I am loving wheat this year too! I’m going to have to look for that ribbon at my Walmart, I love it!
Thanks Cindy!! My Mom happened to be at Walmart and sent me pics of the Fall stuff and I saw the ribbons and asked her to grab it…it was gone by the time I went back a couple of days to get more!!