A table arrangement of grains celebrates the bounty of fall. In addition to wheat, which symbolizes a fruitful life, this textured display includes other dried grasses (available at crafts stores), so it can be made weeks ahead. The final flourish? A luxurious satin bow.

Centerpiece How-To

To make each centerpiece, you'll need about a hundred stalks (six bunches) of dried grass and wheat.

1. Bundle 15 or so stems together at a time (they're easiest to handle if you secure bundles with floral tape about 4 inches below grain pods).

2. Hold between thumb and forefinger at an angle. Add bundles, in a spiral as shown, until all are used.

3. 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 a wide ribbon over tape.

Tool for the Task: Colored Floral Tape

This handy tape, which becomes sticky only when you stretch it, and then adheres only to itself, is now widely available in a variety of shades. That means it blends beautifully into boutonnieres, bouquets, and centerpieces such as this one.

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Anonymous
December 20, 2011
does anyone know what some good combos of dried grasses work well in this arrangement? I love this centerpiece but I am having difficulty finding the greenery and dried grasses other than the wheat.
aliciambertoli
November 12, 2010
Beautiful!!! you'll need 6 bunches for each centerpiece!
Anonymous
October 17, 2010
This centerpeice is just beautiful! I love it!
Anonymous
October 25, 2008
can you tell me how many centerpieces this makes? or is it 6 bunches just for the one centerpiece?
Anonymous
October 11, 2008
www.CuriousCountryCreations.com has everything you need to make this. I bought the wheat from them and got the floral tape locally. It turned out perfect. Thanks for the post.
Anonymous
October 11, 2008
www.CuriousCountryCreations.com has everything you need to make this. I bought the wheat from them and got the floral tape locally. It turned out perfect. Thanks for the post.
Anonymous
September 22, 2008
Are you able to purchase dried grasses/ wheat from a florist. If not where can you find them to order? Thanks for the help!
Anonymous
September 22, 2008
Are you able to purchase dried grasses/ wheat from a florist. If not where can you find them to order? Thanks for the help!
Anonymous
July 18, 2008
This is a variation of the neat wheat sheaf centerpiece Martha showed us how to do during one of her Thanksgiving specials. I tried it years ago, and it was easy, elegant, tasteful and my family wanted me to make some for them. The only thing I did was make a loop with the jute twine, so I could hang it on a nail for the birds to eat.