Harvest Wheat and Fruit

Harvest Wheat and Fruit

What you need:

  • a bundle of golden colored wheat 18.75" H.
  • a piece of eucalyptus bark (mine was 24" long x 5.5" Diam.)
  • 1 large Hachiya persimmon
  • 1 miniature pumpkin
  • 2 Minneola tangelos or tangerines
  • 2 small apples 2.5" - half size
  • 3 Crimson Gold (very small apples that are a cross between a crab apple and an apple.  P.S.   They are very tasty!)
  • 1 yellow gourd
  • 2 small pine cones
  • 1 Magnolia tree seed pod
  • 3 miniature red ears of Indian corn
  • 2  miniature pears (mine were Seckel - about 2.5 " high)
  • 1 piece 2.75" burlap ribbon about 12.5" long
  • 1 10" H cylinder vase 3.5" in Diam.
  • 1 piece natural colored twine 40" long
  • 1 piece green twine 40" long
  • 1 26"piece of 60" wide orange Organza fabric
  • 1 cork pumpkin 5.25 wide by 4.5" high 

Equipment:

  • a hot glue gun
  • a pencil to hold the fabric where you've glued ( We don't want your fingers burned now do we )
  • fabric sheers

Steps: 3

 

Rated: Easy Arrangement

Its fall.  The leaves have turned, the weather is changing.  You are making hot chocolate with cream in the mornings, and this is a fall arrangement.  It is an 'earthy' version of a cornucopia horn, or horn of plenty, and instead of a horn filled with fruit and vegetables, the base for this is going to be a piece of eucalyptus bark.  (I hope you have accommodating neighbors and friends like I do, or you might have to go running around the trees in a park trying to find a piece of fallen bark.)

The fruit and vegetables are all miniature, except for the Hachiya persimmon.  Where I live, the specialty grocery stores get the miniature fruit in around the holidays.  I found some of these at Sprouts, some at Whole Foods and some at a local meat and produce store called Howie's.  This centerpiece is long and perfect for a dinning room table or a high sofa table.  So with a little bit of sheer fabric, your artistic bark, and some miniature fruit and vegetables you are ready to go.

 

Here is everything you will be using.

Here is everything you will be using.

Cut your twine at 40 inches.

Cut your twine at 40 inches.

Wrap ribbon around vase and cut with an inch to overlap.

Wrap ribbon around vase and cut with an inch to overlap.

Use your hot glue gun.  Put a dab on the underneath layer at the top by the edge.

Use your hot glue gun.  Put a dab on the underneath layer at the top by the edge.

Use your pencil NOT YOUR FINGERS!  Press the top layer into the glue.

Use your pencil NOT YOUR FINGERS!  Press the top layer into the glue.

Start in the front of the vase.  Wrap to the back and bring it around to the front again. 

Start in the front of the vase.  Wrap to the back and bring it around to the front again. 

Tie a knot, then a bow.  Now you're done with this part!

Tie a knot, then a bow.  Now you're done with this part!

Lay your miniatures in the basket.  This is the left side.

Lay your miniatures in the basket.  This is the left side.

This is the right, with the corn at the end.

This is the right, with the corn at the end.

Put the wheat in the vase and put it in back of the fruit.

Put the wheat in the vase and put it in back of the fruit.

The cork pumpkin can sit by its side.

The cork pumpkin can sit by its side.

For some reason the little pumpkin was my favorite.

For some reason the little pumpkin was my favorite.

Sniff, Sniff.  Dobie's doin' the test.

Sniff, Sniff.  Dobie's doin' the test.

"I'm walkin'," he says.  "It doesn't smell like fish."

"I'm walkin'," he says.  "It doesn't smell like fish."

Well if Dobie doesn't want to eat it, we'll place the little pumpkin in the center front.

Well if Dobie doesn't want to eat it, we'll place the little pumpkin in the center front.

And you're done.  Pretty as a picture.

And you're done.  Pretty as a picture.