Learn how to make DIY wheat bundle decor this fall. These DIY Wheat bundles are so simple to make and perfect for neutral fall decor. Shop This Post
Welcome back to my home! I’m so excited to share this simple fall DIY with you today. Before we get started, did you see my Pretty Painted Faux Pumpkins and my Painted Turkey Decor? Both are pictured in today’s post so I wanted to link them for you.
DIY Wheat Bundle Decor
These DIY Wheat Bundle Decor accent pieces are so simple to make, and I think they are so pretty! I love how versatile they are also. You can use them as part of a tablescape, on an entry table, or as part of a fall vignette.
It is also easy to tie on a new ribbon each year as your seasonal color palette changes.
You only need a few things to make a DIY Wheat Bundle.
- Dried Wheat
- Styrofoam Cone
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
I’ve made a few different sizes of these over the years and I tend to like the larger ones a little bit better. I cut off the top of the larger cones before I glue on my wheat. Because of that, the wheat tends to lay nicer and has a prettier finish.
DIY Wheat Bundle Video Tutorial
DIY Wheat Bundle How-to
To get started, decide how tall you would like your wheat bundle to be. If you are using a larger styrofoam cone, I cut off about 5 inches from the top. If you’re using a smaller cone, you don’t need to trim anything off.
You don’t want the top third of your wheat bundle to have styrofoam in the center. Keep in mind, your ribbon will wrap around the DIY wheat bundle and hide the top part of the styrofoam cone.
Next place a piece of your dried wheat up against the cone so you can see how much of the stem needs to be trimmed down. I usually go ahead and trim down 20-30 stems before I start attaching them to the cone.
Once you have several stems trimmed you can start glueing them onto the cone. If your glue gun has a heat setting, make sure it isn’t turned all the way up. If the glue is too hot, it will melt the styrofoam cone.
To start placing the stems, run a bead of hot glue down the cone vertically and place the wheat on top of the bead of glue. Repeat this process all the way around the cone.
Fill in any gaps with the excess stems you previously trimmed off of each stalk. I also like to go back in and glue on additional stems on top of the first row in some places.
Once you’re finished, use your heat gun to quickly pass over the lower portion of your wheat bundle. This will help get rid of any hot glue strings.
Finish up your DIY Wheat Bundle Decor by adding a pretty ribbon. You can tie a bow or a simple knot like I’ve done.
I think these are so pretty. Do you? You probably already know how much I like to decorate with dried florals and stems in the fall, so these DIY Wheat Bundle Decor pieces fit right in.
To store them, I gently lay them in with my other fall decor in a large storage bin. As long as they are not shifting around, they should look just the same the following year!
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