Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Wheat Wreath

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My first fall project of the year just went up on the front door.

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All that gleaning has sure paid off.

And this came together in a single naptime using a cardboard box for a wreath frame and wrapping it with scrap fabric like I did here.

(And do yourself a favor here and wrap some wire around your frame and make a hanging loop on the back before you start gluing on your wheat. I didn’t and it was a pain to do it after the fact.)

Wheat was attached using generous beads of hot glue for a first layer…

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… and then second layer.  The ends where trimmed along the inside edge for a nice, clean look.

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Then extra wheat was glue along the inside edge so that none of the fabric showed through.

And just for fun, I added a double ring of red wheat near the inside edge. I love the rust color and extra contrast.

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I’m so excited to have this beauty up on the door, even if it is 97 degrees outside.

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And if you want this look for your door without spending a grundle at the craft store, it’s not too late to glean! I found another field yesterday and grabbed two more bucketfuls. Good luck!

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43 comments:

  1. Oh, yeah! I'm loving it! It looks awesome!

    Miranda
    www.justdrinkacoke.com

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  2. Very cute! I cannot believe that it is almost Fall. Cali weather will be warm until the season actually starts though, if not longer.

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  3. Love it! I just pinned it on pinterest, too!
    http://pinterest.com/carolannbychanc/

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  4. Nike, you amaze me every time I visit you! I love this! :)

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  5. Love this! I can feel fall in the air. I would like to feature this on my blog soverycreative.blogspot.com if you don't mind.

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  6. Hoooooooooooooooooly crap I love this. Pinning it immediately.

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  7. This is one of the nicest wreaths I've ever seen. I think you should make more as gifts or to sell.

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  8. Wow! that look very nice. What area of the country do you live in? Where do they grow wheat?

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  9. Ronda, I live in Utah. It seems to grow everywhere here, even near the big cities. Wheat is also super easy to grow for those of you who would like to have their own. I'm putting in a row along my back fence next spring.

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  10. Nike,
    LOVE THIS! You did an amazing job as usual and thank you for sharing!!

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  11. Just wanted to let you know I love your blog and am your newest follower!

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  12. Simply stunning! I've never really tried to make tags before. Yours are absolutely amazing!

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  13. Your wheat wreath turned out beautiful!!!!

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  14. This is really classic and pretty. Well done. It is still pretty hot here so not quite there in preparing for fall...except my husband bought me this GREAT tea cup and I am ready for some hot tea on fall evenings. SOOOO ready for fall. Again simple and sweet Nike.

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  15. OK - now I know I won't be the first person to pull out some fall decor. ;) Love this simple and elegant wreath!

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  16. What a cute idea for fall! I love how it turned out!

    ~Jessa
    www.jessajill.blogspot.com

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  17. Gorgeous!! This wreath definitely has me ready for fall. What a great idea!

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  18. you should totally link up!
    http://www.thenester.com/2011/08/diy-wreath-linky-party.html

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  19. This is just fabulous! I don't think there's any gleaning to be had in South GA, but I LOVE this look!

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  20. Love the wreath! Wheat decor is the best for the fall season... I can't wait! Great Job :)

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  21. Awesome! Beautiful! Gotta love that wheat! I'm featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

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  22. Nike, SO GORGEOUS. Simple and perfect for fall. I just love it. Excellent job.

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  23. Your wreath is perfect for this time of year. It looks great on your door!

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  24. Very pretty!

    Feel free to link your wheat wreath up to my new Make Yourself Monday Blog Hop!

    -Jamie
    For Love of Cupcakes

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  25. That is the MOST beautiful wreath. The color combination with your door really makes it pop. Absolutely stunning!

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  26. Love this and I also embrace the "using what you got" to make our houses homes. There is sooo much waste and I love to see how you embrace what you have and stretching it out to make it even more wonderful! Love, Me (your new follower)
    www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

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  27. I just found your blog and am your newest follower. This wreath is stunning! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  28. What an amazing idea. I love it. If you get a chance I would love you to link your wreath up to More the Merrier Monday. It lasts through Wednesday so you have plenty of time to stop by. See you there. http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

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  29. Love this wreath...but wondering how you got the wheat? You said "glean" and I have no idea what taht means...hope I'm not the only one!

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  30. LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS. GREAT IDEA. winks-jen

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  31. Jen,
    Gleaning is simply cutting the little left-over stalks of wheat growing around the edges of fields. It's a centuries-old tradition and usually no big deal. As a courtesy, I always try to contact the property owner and make sure I have their okay to go and cut. I've got more gleaning tips for scoring free fall decor items in this post here: http://choosetothrive.blogspot.com/2011/08/score-free-fall-decor.html

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  32. That's the most beautiful wreath I've ever seen.

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  33. love this! what a unique and beautiful wreath!

    I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training! Plus there is a fun giveaway too! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com

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  34. Love it! Come link up at "Do Something Crafty Friday"!
    http://vanessascraftynest.blogspot.com/2011/09/do-something-crafty-friday.html

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  35. I LOVE this! Love it! So much so, that I think that I just might tackle one myself!

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  36. What a great project! :) I've featured this post on Craft Gossip here:
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/wheat-wreath/

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  38. Just stopping by to let you know, I featured this project on my fall wreath post here- http://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/11/50-yes-fifty-fall-wreath-ideas-and-inspiration.html. Please grab a featured button from my side bar to use on you blog, if you'd like. :)

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  39. I live in Kansas, the land of wheat. I love this wreath and hope you won't mind my sharing the link to your post. I'm posting my favorite fall ideas tomorrow 9/27/13.

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