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!


DIY Color Wrapped Wheat |

DIY Color Wrapped Wheat (Fall Decor):

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.

DIY Color Wrapped Wheat |

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 |

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

DIY Color Wrapped Wheat |

It’s a pretty way to tie everything together.

DIY Color Wrapped Wheat |

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 |

Let me show you how easy they are to make.

DIY Color Wrapped Wheat |

How to Make this DIY Wrapped Color Week:

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 can buy dried wheat stalks HERE or HERE

DIY Color Wrapped Wheat |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

DIY Color Wrapped Wheat |

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 |

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 |

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

DIY Color Wrapped Wheat |


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  • Amber at

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

  • 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

  • Jenn at

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

  • Christi Kujo at

    These are fantastic and whimsical!

  • Eden Passante at

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

  • Sheran at

    Wow! what a wonderful idea. Love it!

  • Cyd at

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

  • 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 😉

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Shauna at

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

  • Amanda Katherine at

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

  • Katrina at

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

  • Brooke at

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

  • Dannyelle @ 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.

  • 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!

  • Lucy at

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

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