No. 3: Wheat Ornaments

Wheat is one of the most common grain in the world. Speaking of wheat, the first thing that comes to our mind are products made of wheat, for instance, bread, pasta, or noodles. People add value to wheat by grinding it. But is that the only method of value addition to wheat?

When I visited a women’s group in a rural area of Aomori, Japan, they taught me how to make lovely ornaments of wheat. As the pictures below show, the ears can be transformed into a wreath, and the stalks can be made into a vase for dried flowers. Both look very beautiful! You can try it with other grain products. Enjoy your creativity!

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Make a ring by rolling 2 or 3 twigs.

Make a ring by rolling 2 or 3 twigs.

Bundle 4 or 5 ears with wire.

Bundle 4 or 5 ears with wire.

Coil

You can combine other plants if you want. Coil the bundled wheat along the twig ring.

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Bundle 15 to 20 stalks with a string placed just higher than the center.

Bundle 15 to 20 stalks with a string placed just higher than the center.

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Open the bottom part until the bunch is well balanced.

Put some moss on the top. Then, arrange dried flowers as you like.

Put some moss on the top. Then, arrange dried flowers as you like.