Wheat is one of my favorite materials to use for fall decorating. I grew up on a dairy farm in northern Indiana and loved to ride with my dad in the combine during the fall wheat harvest. We always stared our threshing with first plucking a stalk of wheat, tipping it upside down in the palm of our hand, slowly rotating it into a grinding motion to release the wheat berries. My dad would then say, blow off the chafe and taste the wheat berries to see if they are ready. These memories are so dear to me and having wheat in my home for decoration draws my mind back to those days.
I’ve been gathering some new ideas on using wheat in our home for fall decorating that I would like to share with you all.
Uncommon Designs shares with us her simple yet really festive way to use wheat as a centerpiece. I really like how she used a cut piece of a tree trunk for the base and burlap ribbon for a large bow.
Tidbits & Twine created a natural look by filling a simple clay flower pot with wheat stalks and wrapping it all up with a silk ribbon.
Roses and Rust used wheat incorporating it as part of their plate and napkin presentation.
I found a great DYI at On Sutton Place. She gives a detailed step by step tutorial on how to create this beautiful wreath.
Ok this one is technically not decorations but a plate of these would make a cute fall prevention on a dessert table. Wheat straw is created on these cup cakes by pulling apart Shredded Wheat in hay like pieces and placing them on a frosted cupcake. Then add mini pumpkin candies to create the fall theme. Food Network
Rooms FOR Rent has a really cute buffet fall grouping. I like how she used a simple white pitcher to display wheat in.
Our Vintage Home Love used canning jars wrapped in burlap style ribbon. What I like about this is she used several of them in a wire basket. It pulls the whole look together into one nice center piece.
I hope you have been inspired to use wheat in your fall decorations this year. For more fall ideas be sure and check out my Pinterst Fall Hospitality, Entertaining and Party Ideas board.