31 Oct Heart Shaped Braided Ornaments
Just like my Mormor used to make
This is what you need for one ornament:
3 soaked cleaned straws with heads
1 long thin metal wire, 10”-12”
double sewing thread
1.Push the metal wire into the middle of one of the straws.
2.Hold the 3 straws together and using the sewing thread to make a knot directly under the wheat heads.
3.Braid the straws together until you have a 10” long braid, use the thread to make a knot to hold it together.
4.Pull the braid over so the end is just under the wheat heads, use floss to fasten it together.
5.Bend the braid into a heart shape.
Let it dry and its ready to hang.
Wheat weaving tips!
*Start by cleaning the straws.Pull of any leafs.
*They need to be soaked in tepid warm water for between 40 minutes and 1 hour.
The way to test it to see if it’s ready is to bend a straw, if it snaps keep soaking. If it bends its good to go.
*If a straw is too short you van simply push another straw into it.
*Use double sewing thread, thats thread used for thicker fabrics. It will not cut as much into the straws as normal sewing thread will.
Photo by Sweet Paul