Over the past week my Pinterest, Instagram and inbox has been filled with fabulous fall inspired decorating and diy projects from all of the creative and talented bloggers and friends that I follow. Feeling filled with inspiration, I reached for my stash of fall decor to take a peek at what I had to work with. I don’t know why, but I always seem to forget what I have every year and it’s not like I have that much. For the past few years, at the end of each season I have actually been donating quite a bit because I now prefer to keep the seasonal decorating simple. One thing that I have had for a while and still love to decorate with is a wheat bundle, it’s simple and pretty, but has definitely seen better days. I thought about buying a new one this year, but instead decided to try sprucing it up with hopes of getting another season out of it before all of the wheat breaks off.
Using some faux flowers, dried magnolia leaves and a ceramic planter that I already had, I was able to give my tattered wheat a fast and free makeover!
Now the wheat is looking so much prettier!
And it was so easy to do!
- Of course your wheat does not need to be falling apart like mine to do this project and you can find it this time of year at stores like TJ Maxx and Home Goods. However, if you already have wheat that ‘s not in great shape this is an easy way to hide and disguise any spots where the wheat is missing.
- I decided to create a tiered topiary look to make the wheat look more full.
- Choose a container that will provide a snug fit so it does not topple over.
- I first thought I could glue everything on, but it was not holding. So, I then tried wrapping floral wire around to hold everything in place and it worked great.
- To secure the flowers after removing the stems I also ran some floral wire through each one.
- I continued running the floral wire through each flower to keep them from falling apart which created a garland that I then wrapped around the base of the wheat.
- In just a few easy steps you can easily transform your tattered wheat into something new and one that will hopefully last for a few more years.
To complete my little floral creation I decided to add a piece of horse brass that I picked up at one of my favorite mountain shops which you can read all about here.
I had never seen or heard of horse brass before, but it was so pretty I just had to get one. I love the wheat design, at least I think that’s what it is, and thought it would be a nice addition paired with my new wheat topiary.
Hope you are having a great weekend and feeling inspired to work on some fall decorating projects too!
If you would like to see some of the beautiful fall decorating and creative projects that inspired me, be sure to click here!