Last week we hosted a Sip and See for my new little baby boy. We invited friends and family to come snuggle the little guy. We will be sharing the whole darling event soon, but for now, I want to share one of the sweet DIY moments I created. The vibe I was going for was light, airy and boho and the subtle theme was sunshine. So apropos of the day, I made a wheat sun. I have been all over the dried floral trend for weddings and I thought this was a really fun way to bring that feeling into a baby party. This is a super simple DIY that only needs a few supplies and should take you well under an hour. And, if you have a spot, you may even want to hang it in your home after. I did!
CUT YOUR WHEAT RAYS
Line your wheat up so all the heads are lined up, then you can cut all the stalks to length at the same time. I cut them about 6 inches, about 4 inches for the rays and two inches to glue down.
GLUE DOWN YOUR WHEAT RAYS
Working with a few stalks at a time use your glue gun to glue the stalks down, lining up the heads as you go.
GLUE THE BACK ON THE SUN
I wasn’t planning on gluing another plywood disc on to the back side, but after some trial and error, I realized the wheat stalks needed support, plus it was much easier to hang. Generously use your glue gun put glue onto the plain plywood disc and press it firmly onto the disc with the stalks glued on.
HANG AND ENJOY!
I used several 3M strips to hang on the wall.
finished product photos: Michelle Cuppy Photography