Today I’m so excited to share this DIY Color Wrapped Wheat with you. It’s the perfect project for fall and a fun way to add a touch color to your home!

 

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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.

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DIY Color Wrapped Wheat | inspiredbycharm.com

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.

DIY Color Wrapped Wheat | inspiredbycharm.com

I also shortened a few of the bunches to decorate place settings.

DIY Color Wrapped Wheat | inspiredbycharm.com

It’s a pretty way to tie everything together.

DIY Color Wrapped Wheat | inspiredbycharm.com

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.

DIY Color Wrapped Wheat | inspiredbycharm.com

Let me show you how easy they are to make.

DIY Color Wrapped Wheat | inspiredbycharm.com

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.

 

DIY Color Wrapped Wheat | inspiredbycharm.com

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.

DIY Color Wrapped Wheat | inspiredbycharm.com

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.

DIY Color Wrapped Wheat | inspiredbycharm.com

Cover about 2 inches of the stalks with the floss and then tie another knot to hold everything in place.

That’s it!

DIY Color Wrapped Wheat | inspiredbycharm.com

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.

DIY Color Wrapped Wheat | inspiredbycharm.com

DIY Color Wrapped Wheat | inspiredbycharm.com

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.

DIY Color Wrapped Wheat | inspiredbycharm.com

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.

DIY Color Wrapped Wheat | inspiredbycharm.com

That’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed this simple, yet beautiful DIY.

DIY Color Wrapped Wheat | inspiredbycharm.com

 

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  • Lucy at

    How is it possible that you blow my mind every time I visit? Adore this idea…so creative!!! Xo

  • Amy | Delineate Your Dwelling at

    Why have I never seen this before?!! It’s so brilliant! I’m not the biggest fan of using wheat in decor, but adding the modern pop of color is just genius. Thank you for sharing, I’m pinning now!

  • Dannyelle @ www.lifeisaparty.ca at

    I just love your colourful wheat. Such a sweet idea, simple and so much impact. Love how it’s traditional wheat, but modern simple colour. Beautiful.

  • Brooke at

    You are so creative! Just signed up for your blog….those cookies!

  • Katrina at

    So creative and pretty, love this idea and your napkins!

  • Amanda Katherine at

    What a cute and easy way to add a pop of color!

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  • Shauna at

    I LOVE your creativity and non-traditional approach with the color pops! So fun and inspiring! So well done Michael!

  • Beth of designPOST interiors at

    Oh my gosh I love this simple little idea! Such fun non-fall colors…colorful and the perfect conversation starters!

  • Albertina || Mimosa Lane at

    This is so creative and beautiful! I just love the wrapped wheat and your photos are stunning. I adore your wall color….that grey is perfection.

  • Jennifer@The Chronicles of Home at

    What a clever idea! I kind of want to wear these as earrings, if I’m being honest. I might be a little bit of a steal-y guest and slip my place setting into my purse whether you offered it to me or not 😉

  • Cyd at

    I love this idea, friend! It’s really really gorgeous. Love the colors, too! xo

  • Sheran at

    Wow! what a wonderful idea. Love it!

  • Eden Passante at

    What a cool idea! Love how simple it is, but what a difference it makes on the table! Love it!

  • Christi Kujo at

    These are fantastic and whimsical!

  • Jenn at

    What a cool idea!! I love the pop of color, especially on the place settings!!

  • Peggy at

    This is a beautiful idea. The jewel tones are such a delight to the eye. And I am having napkin envy. Your table is gorgeous.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks Peggy!

      xo Michael

  • Amber at

    What a simple, fun idea! Love the color it adds!

  • Natasha at

    So cute and simple! Thank you for sharing this idea. =) Now I just have to get my hands on some wheat stalks here in Hawaii!

  • Lauree at

    i was thinking this would be lovely in bridal colors for a shower. i realize it is no longer fashionable to wish fruitful life to a new couple…but there is more to fruitfulness than children.

  • Katka at

    Your wheat looks like barley to me :-).

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      🙂

  • violette at

    J’ adore votre idée.
    7 épis de blé par bouquet comme porte bonheur.
    les couper le 24 juin ( fête de la saint jean ) il faut couper 7 épis et les offrir aux personnes qu on aime
    cela porte-bonheur

  • Ivo at

    We will feature your project in our best selection of fall crafts very soon. Thanks for the project.

  • Kay Sig at

    I would really like to know where you purchased the wheat or did you actually hand pick it? Thank you

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I found mine at Crate & Barrel, but you can find it at most craft stores or even on Amazon.

      xo Michael

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