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
- Beautiful wide ribbon, such as double-sided satin or a strip of burlap
- 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.
- 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.
- When all the wheat has been used or you can't hold any more, secure bunch in the middle with a rubber band.
- 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).
- Tie ribbon around the waist of the sheaf, or cut burlap to wrap behind the ribbon.
- 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.