Wheat Weaving: A Simple Family Craft Idea
|Written by: Deborah Taylor-Hough |
Submitted On: 11/9/2003
|Used with permission. All rights reserved.|
Although the stores are trying to convince us it's time
to start putting up our December holiday decor, I'm
personally just not ready to start thinking about snowmen
and red-nosed reindeer invading my home in November.
We're still working on the autumn leaf theme around our
If you're not ready to move onto December yet, either,
here's a simple idea for a fun decoration to make with
your kids. And now that I think about it, you could even
make decorations for your Christmas tree or for small
homemade holiday gifts out of these simple projects.
1) Soak wheat on the stalk (from craft stores or local
farmers) in a tub of water for an hour or so.
2) Holding three seed heads together, braid the stems
of the wheat stalks.
3) Curve the ends around to make an oval loop, a circle
wreath, or even bend it a bit to make a heart shape.
4) Tie with brightly colored ribbon.
As the stalks dry, they'll hold their shape. Add to your autumn
decorations -- or give as gifts!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
--Deborah Taylor-Hough (mother of three) is the author of
several books including the popular 'Frozen Assets: How
to Cook for a Day and Eat for a Month' and the newly
released 'Frugal Living For Dummies(r)' (Wiley, 2003).
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