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Wheat Bunch Ornament

Straw ornaments, here burnished with mica powder, symbolize hope for good things in the new year. This wheat bunch is joined on this pruned and clipped spruce tree by wheat wreaths, braided wreaths, wheat stars, gilded eggs, and golden glass balls.

Source: Martha Stewart

materials

  • Triticum wheat

  • 28-gauge wire

  • 18-gauge wire

  • Ribbon

  • Scissors

steps

  1. Wire three 6-inch strands of triticum wheat together 1 inch from stem ends using 28-gauge wire; separate and shape wheat.

  2. Make hanger by tying 18-gauge wire where strands are tied together. Finish by tying a decorative ribbon bow over wire, if desired.

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