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Wheat Wreath with Wooden Beads

Dried wreaths don't have to skew over-the-top country. This wild wonder owes its elegant good looks to the natural materials that embellish its standard straw base. We added wheat stalks laced with woodenbeads and sculptural seedpods. 

thanksgiving wheat wreath

Photography: Lennart Weibull

Source: Martha Stewart

materials

  • Large sheaf of wheat (Pictured: Dried Decor extra large wheat sheaf, $30, drieddecor.com)

  • About 20 bleached bell-cup seed-pod stems (Pictured: Afloral.com dried and preserved bleached bell cup stems, $9.50 for six, afloral.com)

  • Round unfinished wooden beads (Pictured: Craft Parts round wooden beads, 3/4 inch, from 10¢ each, craftparts.com)

  • Floral tape

  • 18-inch straw wreath form (Pictured: Ashland straw wreath form, 18 inches, $7, michaels.com)

  • U-shaped pins (Pictured: Loops & Threads Tidy Pins, $4 for 25, michaels.com)

steps

  1. Cut wheat and seedpod stems to lengths of 4 inches and 6 inches. Take 3 wheat stems of varying lengths and slide 3 to 6 beads onto each stem. Bundle them with 1 pod and secure the stems together with floral tape. Trim the ends. Repeat to make 25 to 30 bundles, leaving a few without pods.

    making a wheat wreath supplies
  2. Using a U-shaped pin, attach one bundle at a time to wreath form. Layer bundles around wreath form, overlapping them to hide floral tape.

  3. Hang wreath, then add individual wheat stems to fill out and adjust shape.

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