Wheat Wreath DIY

Here’s another wreath to add to the tutorials on the blog – this time for a wheat type wreath. I used grasses from our yard (Karl Forester Feather Reed Grass). Last year I was considering making a wreath from these grasses that end up in the yard waste bin but thought it would be too tedious a project.

It’s not actually tedious but you do need quite a bit of material to make. Here is a step by step look at how I made this wheat wreath following the same method at the other wreath tutorials using Eucalyptus, Boxwood, and Blue Spruce.

Materials:

  • Wreath Form ( I used wire to bed a 10″ circle)
  • Paddle Wire
  • Lots of grasses ( I had to go out & cut more 3 times)

Collect your materials, I selectively clipped from our Feather Reed Grasses so that there’s still lots in the yard. The grasses are messy so give them a good shake before bringing them inside the house to work. Better yet, make it outside!

Create bundes of approximately 6-7 grasses and layer around the form, wrapping with wire.

Continue to add bunches. Arrange them and trim before wrapping.

As you approach where the wreath began, tuck the last bundle inside.

A view of the backside.

Here is the finished product – simple & made from materials in the yard. I like the colour combination against the grey door. Here it is against black too.

This wreath could be kept until next year or pull out the grasses, put them in the yard waste bin and make a new one next year when the grasses have grown back again.

Continuing with the Fall decorating from the yard – I added some sunflowers that are blooming in our garden to the arrangement I showed last post. This arrangement also uses clippings from houseplants for greenery.

 

More fresh wreath tutorials can be found below:

 

Fresh Eucalyptus Wreath DIY
Boxwood Wreath DIY
How to Make a Fresh Holiday Wreath

Spring Branch Bouquet & Wreath

 

While this holiday weekend is looking different for everyone this year, I’m still doing some decorating with natural elements in our yard to make it feel special.

Instead of flowers, I am using branches from our two different maple trees in a vase. I also tried a method for making a wreath that my friend Risti here in Kelowna makes. She uses dogwood branches to make beautiful free form wreathes. This was an attempt in her style, embellished with some maple tree branch ‘blossoms’. The dogwood branches are flexible enough to twist into place and secure with a bit of wire where needed. 

Here are the maple branches in a vase. 

For Easter egg decorating this year we kept it simple – rubbing a frozen blueberry on the hard boiled egg for some colour. The photo doesn’t show the colour that well but this worked. We did a bit of a resist with an elastic band on one.

Happy Easter!