Wheat head wreaths or crowns are a very traditional symbol. Depending on the culture, they were worn by unmarried women, harvest queens, brides, or by those seeking luck. A head wreath is a very simple wheat weaving, consisting mainly of a “hair braid” type of weaving, that involves weaving additional stems into the braid. It’s a fairly easy one to master, though it helps if you’ve had a little wheat weaving practice before attempting it. (If you’ve never woven with wheat before, click here to learn the basics of wheat weaving)
Wheat straws (amount will depend on the size of your head and the size of the wheat, but generally somewhere around 40-50 straws)
Container of warm water for soaking straws
By Amber Reifsteck ~ The Woodland ElfEnjoy this post? Click here to subscribe by email and get new posts delivered to your inbox.