Wheat Pictures

Posted by on September 17, 2015 in Crafts, Decor | 28 comments

Wheat Pictures

You see wheat used as fall accents in a lot of arrangements. It’s symbolic of the fall harvest time. These easy Wheat Pictures are a unique addition to your fall home decor. Hang them among pictures on a wall or simply display on a table. My inspiration came from seeing them in a decorator’s idea house. I decided I needed to try them myself.

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Use a Dollar Store black frame or any frame you might have on hand. The size you choose depends on where you want to use it. I happened to have a small black frame on hand so I decided to use it for this project. The size is 4 x 6.

There are different kinds of wheat. I had three kinds. The black-bearded wheat, white-bearded wheat, and simply wheat with no beard at all. Because the size of my frame was small, I used the non-bearded wheat.

The supplies you need are:  thin wire, wheat, frame, burlap (or anything for a background), ribbon and glue gun.

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I used a dark brown burlap to contrast with the cream-colored wheat. I, also, found some orange 1/4 ” ribbon that I happened to have on hand.  Instead of ribbon, raffia, or yarn works, too. Other suggested backgrounds are a textured fabric, wallpaper, or scrap-booking paper.

First, Remove the glass from the frame. You do not need it.

Next, I cut the burlap just larger than the frame opening. You can use the cardboard insert as a pattern. If you have some spray adhesive, spray the cardboard insert and place the burlap over it and adhere in place. I didn’t have that adhesive, so I just placed it in the opening, put the cardboard insert in, and pulled it tight. Then, I trimmed the excess burlap and replaced the backing.

Then, once your frame is ready, secure the bunch of wheat with the wire. Cut stems to fit the frame. Don’t cut it evenly, but keep some a bit short and some longer.

Finally, tie the ribbon around the wire and secure the wheat bunch to the burlap with a glue gun.

There, you’re done!


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Don’t you like quick, simple, and easy? I might add inexpensive,too!

If you have a long narrow frame, do three small bunches horizontally. Another variation is with a plain ribbon, write “Give Thanks”, if you choose.

Wheat Pictures is a fast and easy craft and one that adds a nice touch to your fall decor. Nice for a hostess gift, too!

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You may have all the materials necessary already on hand. Try it and you’ll see how easy it is to do!

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A quick and easy DIY fall decor item.




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  1. Great idea for Fall and the kids can make these so easily!! Thanks so much for sharing at our Bowdabra Saturday Crafty Showcase!!

    • Yes, it is easy to make!

  2. These wheat pictures are so cute! I love them. 🙂 Thank you for linking up at “A Little Bird Told Me” Wednesday link party! You have been featured on Mama’s Happy Hive blog.

  3. Oh my! This looks so amazing! Pinned and tweeted. We love partying with you and we appreciate you stopping by! Please take a minute to stop by next week, so we can pin and tweet your new creation. The party starts on Monday at 7 pm! Have a great Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

    • Thanks for the lovely compliment! See you next week!

  4. Where do you get this wheat? I’ve not seen it in craft stores.

    • I bought it some years ago for a display. I haven’t seen it lately. I’ve seen the bearded kind,however.

  5. This is SO pretty !
    Thanks for sharing !

    • Make one! They are so simple to do! Thanks!

  6. I love this! Thanks for sharing at My Flagstaff Home!


  7. Clever craft and like you said, a nice addition to our Fall décor. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday.

  8. This turned out so cute!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    • Cute and easy!

  9. I love the use of wheat in Fall decor! This is adorable. And it’s funny that wheat is synonymous with Fall when we harvest it in the summer months! We actually just finished our Fall wheat wreath this weekend! Thank you for sharing your craft on #HomeMattersParty.

    • It is probably used in fall because it is a dried material and so many natural materials look great for fall! Thanks for taking the time to stop by!

  10. Fabulous Fall decor!…Christine

    • I like that it is so easy, too!

  11. Very nice decorations for fall.

    • Simple and easy!

  12. This is so simple with fabulous results! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

    • Yes, they are easy!

  13. What a great idea! Very creative! Thanks for sharing-

    • Thanks! It is very easy, too!

  14. Some pretty finds here and the colors scream fall. I’m not much of a decorator, but these inspire me to do more. Featuring this on our Tuesday Talk party next week.

    • Thanks for the feature! I’ll be sure to stop by!

  15. I appreciate the nice feature of this post!


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