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Easy Fall Wheat Wreath

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.

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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. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

How to make an Easy Fall Wheat 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.

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

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

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

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.

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?

To make the simple bunting, download the printable file that I have included in my library of free downloads & printables 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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 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!

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

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.

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

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.

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!

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

So I am officially ready… bring on fall!

-Kati with picture of blog author Kati

 

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Jennifer Dawn

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015

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

Kati Farrer

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015

Thanks Jennifer :)

Angeline P

Tuesday 15th of September 2015

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

Kati Farrer

Thursday 17th of September 2015

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

Bethany at The Southern Couture

Thursday 10th of September 2015

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.

Kati Farrer

Thursday 10th of September 2015

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 ;)

Nina @ Flowers in my Hair

Thursday 10th of September 2015

This is so perfect for fall!

Kati Farrer

Thursday 10th of September 2015

Thank you Nina!

Christine at Must Love Home

Thursday 10th of September 2015

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

Kati Farrer

Thursday 10th of September 2015

I'm so glad you like it Christine! I hope you have fun making it :)

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