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Easy Fall Wheat Wreath


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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.

A great easy wreath for welcoming fall. Tutorial from Houseful of Handmade.
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 because I hate spending money (and some can be so expensive) on something that will be mostly covered up, but at the thrift store, it was $0.75.  Perfect!

A great easy wreath for welcoming fall. Tutorial from Houseful of Handmade.

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!

A great easy wreath for welcoming fall. Tutorial from Houseful of Handmade.

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.  I started by wrapping the stems of the wheat in with the direction of the wreath twists.  Then I secured it with some carefully placed hot glue.

A great easy wreath for welcoming fall. Tutorial from Houseful of Handmade.

I made sure to wrap the stems of the wheat around to the back and secured it very well on the back with glue.

A great easy wreath for welcoming fall. Tutorial from Houseful of Handmade.

After I got a single row of wheat stalks twisted into the wreath, evenly spaced around the whole wreath, it was time to fill in.  I cut the stems of the wheat much shorted and stuck them behind the row that I twisted into the wreath form.  Again, I secured with lots of hot glue.

A great easy wreath for welcoming fall. Tutorial from Houseful of Handmade.

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?

So to make the simple bunting, I made a basic chalkboard pennant in Illustrator and added my letters.  Then I printed it on some nice, thicker (but not quite cardstock) paper.  I cut it 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.

A great easy wreath for welcoming fall. Tutorial from Houseful of Handmade.

Then I turned back to the trusty hot glue gun and glued the paper pennant to the top of the burlap square.  I didn’t center it completely, I put it close to the top of the burlap.

A great easy wreath for welcoming fall. Tutorial from Houseful of Handmade.

Then after they were all glued down, I needed to glue them to my burlap string.  I found it was easiest to glue it upside down, and I used some pattern weights to hold the string out tight.

A great easy wreath for welcoming fall. Tutorial from Houseful of Handmade.

But then I learned that you need to glue the pieces down backwards since they are upside down.  Whoops!

A great easy wreath for welcoming fall. Tutorial from Houseful of Handmade.

Luckily they were easy to pull off with the freshly set hot glue.  And I quickly fixed them 🙂

A great easy wreath for welcoming fall. Tutorial from Houseful of Handmade.

To attach the my bunting to the wreath, I threaded the string through the twisted wreath form at the spot I wanted it and secured it with… you guessed it… hot glue!

A great easy wreath for welcoming fall. Tutorial from Houseful of Handmade.

Then when I had both buntings secured how I liked them, I wrapped the ends of the strings around the wreath form and them glued it to the back and trimmed the excess strings.

A great easy wreath for welcoming fall. Tutorial from Houseful of Handmade.

Now it was all done, and 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.

A great easy wreath for welcoming fall. Tutorial from Houseful of Handmade.

I got it up on the door and I love it!

A great easy wreath for welcoming fall. Tutorial from Houseful of Handmade.

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?

A great easy wreath for welcoming fall. Tutorial from Houseful of Handmade.

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!
A great easy wreath for welcoming fall. Tutorial from Houseful of Handmade.

So I am officially ready… bring on fall!

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  8. Jennifer Dawn

    September 23, 2015 at 4:44 am

    I love this! It’s absolutely perfect for fall!

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  12. Angeline P

    September 15, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    This is such a cute wreath! Wonderful step by step tutorial! Thank you for sharing…definitely gonna pin this one for later 🙂

    1. Kati Farrer

      September 17, 2015 at 4:49 pm

      Thank you Angeline. I’m glad you like the tutorial, sometimes I feel like I take too many pictures and things get really long!

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  18. Bethany at The Southern Couture

    September 10, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    This is perfect for fall. I love it!!! You did a great job and it seems so simple and inexpensive too.

    Thanks for sharing at The Creative Corner this week. I can’t wait to see what you come up with next week too.

    1. Kati Farrer

      September 10, 2015 at 2:04 pm

      Thanks Bethany! It was simple and ended up costing me less than $5! Whoot whoot! I love when I can make awesome stuff for cheap 😉

  19. Christine at Must Love Home

    September 10, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Hello Pretty Lady, you are so creative! I love, love your wreath. I have been looking for the perfect Fall wreath for my front door and I think you made it for me:) I’m heading to the craft store now!! Thank you for sharing at the Friday Favorites Link Party! Please join us again to share what you have been working on this week. Christine @ Must Love Home

    1. Kati Farrer

      September 10, 2015 at 2:01 pm

      I’m so glad you like it Christine! I hope you have fun making it 🙂

  20. Sherry

    September 10, 2015 at 9:31 am

    I just love the colors of the wreath and your door. They do so remind me of Fall! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday. Please join us again for this week’s party:-)

    1. Kati Farrer

      September 10, 2015 at 1:59 pm

      Thanks Sherry! I just painted the door and I am loving the color too 🙂

  21. Charlene Asay

    September 9, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Love this wreath. So simple but perfect!

  22. Jennifer

    September 9, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    I love this wreath – I’m pinning this for sure! I don’t’ know if I have the patience, but I’ll definitely give it a try. I especially love the banner you made.

    1. Kati Farrer

      September 10, 2015 at 1:55 pm

      It really doesn’t take too long, just about an hour of placing wheat stalks. I did it in two sections cause my kids rarely let me do anything for an hour!

  23. Jamie @ Medium Sized Family

    September 8, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    It’s so pretty! I think I’m terrible at crafts because I am so impatient. Maybe if I watched a show while I crafted I would get better at it? It’s a good suggestion anyway!

    1. Kati Farrer

      September 8, 2015 at 10:55 pm

      If it wasn’t for Netflix on my iPad I would be more impatient with some mindless tasks that make the best crafts. Or audio books, I listen to about 4 audiobooks a month (great to listen to while cleaning too)!

  24. Suzan

    September 8, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    This is just perfect – I absolutely love it !
    Pinning – and thanks for sharing !

  25. Kim~madeinaday

    September 8, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    I love this~ So sweet & simple for fall! Thank you so much for linking up to Merry Monday this week! I am sharing your post today on my G+ We hope to see you next week for another great party! Have a great week!
    Best,
    Kim

    1. Kati Farrer

      September 8, 2015 at 10:52 pm

      Thanks Kim! I love to come party with you 🙂

  26. Christie

    September 8, 2015 at 7:00 am

    This looks great for fall! Thanks for sharing it at Totally Terrific Tuesday Link Party this week!

    1. Kati Farrer

      September 8, 2015 at 10:50 pm

      Thanks Christie! It is perfect for fall.

  27. Rhonda

    September 6, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    The wheat wreath looks fabulous! Love it! I’ve been looking for real wheat, how did I miss it at HL? 🙂 ~Rhonda

    1. Kati Farrer

      September 7, 2015 at 10:55 pm

      I had to ask someone where it was. It was hidden in the floral department in a dark aisle. Hope you can find it!

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    September 4, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    This is sooo cute! I just bought a house and am so excited about making wreaths for every season and holiday. This easy idea is one I could pull off even with my crazy schedule this Fall.

    1. Kati Farrer

      September 4, 2015 at 11:12 pm

      Making wreaths is so much fun! I have too many of them, I need more storage 🙂

  30. Gina

    September 4, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    I love this DIY! I want to go make one right now! I just love wheat and it’s perfect for fall decor. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Kati Farrer

      September 4, 2015 at 11:11 pm

      Thanks so much Gina! I am a huge fan of the wheat too, so simple and yet, so fall 🙂

  31. Chelsea @ The Johnsons Plus Dog

    September 3, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    Just stumbled upon this wonderful project again today (still in love with it!) over that #HomeMattersParty, so bonus for you… you get two comments from me today! Hope to see you again next week at the #HomeMattersParty!

    1. Kati Farrer

      September 4, 2015 at 9:24 am

      Ha ha! Thanks for coming by again, I guess that means you are meant to try this one out 🙂

  32. PORTRAITS-by-NC (@enzieshahmiri)

    September 3, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    I love how simple and elegant the wreath looks. Thank you for sharing the tutorial. I am saving it to Pinterest.

    1. Kati Farrer

      September 4, 2015 at 9:23 am

      Thank you 🙂 Sometimes simple is all you need 🙂

  33. Chelsea @ The Johnsons Plus Dog

    September 3, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    Love this! Found it over at Friday Favorites link party. I think I have all of those supplies on hand, I may have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Kati Farrer

      September 4, 2015 at 9:22 am

      Thanks Chelsea! It was way fun to put together, hope you give it a try!

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