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Wheat Wreath Ornaments

This tabletop tree is laden with decorations inspired by Martha’s Polish heritage. Straw ornaments, here burnished with mica powder, symbolize hope for good things in the new year. This straw wreath is joined on this pruned and clipped spruce tree by wheat bunches, braided wreaths, wheat stars, gilded eggs, and golden glass balls.

Photography: Christopher Baker

Source: Martha Stewart

materials

  • 18-gauge wire

  • Tape

  • Thick cord

  • Hot glue

  • Arrow wheat tips

  • Ribbon for bow

  • Scissors

steps

  1. Make a wreath form by shaping 18-gauge wire into a circle 2 to 3 inches in diameter; tape ends together to close.

  2. Tie thick cord into a circle, then loop it around itself on the form to make a hanger.

  3. Hot-glue arrow wheat tips, slightly overlapping, to both sides of form.

  4. To finish, follow the steps on how to burnish the ornaments. Then hot-glue a bow to the wreath.

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