Today I’m excited to bring you a colorful DIY idea for your Thanksgiving table.
As part of the Blogger Stylin’ Home Tour – Thanksgiving, hosted by The White Buffalo Styling Co., I’m teaming up with 30+ bloggers to share loads of ideas to help you get ready for Thanksgiving. Sometimes this holiday gets lost in the hustle and bustle of Christmas, so I’m happy to be joining this crew.
This tour is happening all week long. As the week progresses, I’ll be linking up all of the participants at the bottom of this post. Be sure to check out all of the links so you don’t miss a thing.
If you are currently following along on the tour and joining me from withHeart, welcome! Jen is lovely and has such great style, I’m pleased to be following her on this tour. (You can check out her post here if you missed it.)
As part of this Thanksgiving Home Tour, I’m going to be teaching you how to make some DIY Color Wrapped Wheat.
It’s a simple and easy project, but it’s a beautiful way to add interest and a splash of color to your Thanksgiving table. And don’t worry, even if you’re not hosting the holiday feast, you can still whip up a few of these to decorate your space.
I used mine in a bunch as a centerpiece on my dining room table. It’s beautiful, right? A touch of tradition with a modern and colorful twist.
I also shortened a few of the bunches to decorate place settings.
It’s a pretty way to tie everything together.
These could even double as place cards by attaching a tag to them with your guest’s name.
And, if you’re willing to give them up, your guests could take them home as a little favor.
Let me show you how easy they are to make.
For this project, you will need dried wheat stalks, embroidery floss (in any color you’d like), and a pair of scissors. Yep, that’s it.
You will want to start off with a few stalks of wheat. I prefer sticking with an odd number so I made some with five stalks and some with seven stalks.
Bunch the wheat together near the top, wrap around once with the embroidery floss, and tie a knot to hold everything in place.
Then, start to wrap the embroidery floss around the stalks. I found it easiest to spin the wheat to wrap the floss rather than spinning my hand around the wheat.
Cover about 2 inches of the stalks with the floss and then tie another knot to hold everything in place.
If you’re putting them in a vase like I did here, you can trim the bottom of the stems so they are all the same length.
I like using a clear glass vase because the wheat is so pretty on its own. (You can check out how I made the gold and burlap runner here.)
To use the wrapped wheat on my place settings, I just trimmed the stalks so they’re really short.
The wheat would also look great tied on a package or a gift. Another possibility is to tuck one or two in a live flower arrangement for a little touch of harvest.
That’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed this simple, yet beautiful DIY.
If you’re continuing on the Blogger Stylin’ Home Tour, up next is Albertina of Mimosa Lane. She has impeccable style, so you’ll definitely want to check out what she has up her sleeve for Thanksgiving.
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