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

embroidery floss


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