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Wheat Sheaf Centerpiece

Wheat has long been a symbol of a successful harvest, associated with all that is truly nourishing and life-affirming. Decorate your Fall or Thanksgiving table with this simple, nature-inspired centerpiece.

What You'll Need:
  • Six bunches of wheat (You may also wish to include grasses, dried lavender)
  • Large rubber band
  • Floral tape
  • Scissors
  • Beautiful wide ribbon, such as double-sided satin or a strip of burlap
Directions:
  1. Spread wheat on a flat surface. Pick up a few stalks and hold them in the crux of your hand, just below the grain pods.
  2. Add stalks one at a time and on an angle to the bunch in your hand, lining up the tips. Move your hand down the bunch as it widens.
  3. When all the wheat has been used or you can't hold any more, secure bunch in the middle with a rubber band.
  4. Trim the ends of the stalks with scissors so they lie even. Wrap with floral tape (choose a color that matches your ribbon). Trim ends with floral pruner (Cut center tips shorter for a stable base).
  5. Tie ribbon around the waist of the sheaf, or cut burlap to wrap behind the ribbon.
  6. Tie half a double knot with a length of ribbon around a rolled napkin. Lay three pieces of wheat on the knot, and finish the double knot. Trim ends of ribbon on an angle. Cut ends of wheat to desired length.

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