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Autumn Wheat Basket


How about a quick and easy project to liven up your front porch or inside by your other autumn decor…



I just found a tall wicker basket. (And before buying one….look at the thrift store. Or, even your garage/attic. Who knows where you might find the perfect basket.)


And then I spray painted it dark brown. (Let it dry completely and spray with a clear coating/sealant. Allow to dry again.)


And then I tied some ribbon around the basket. And put some tall wheat stalks inside. Don’t have any wheat stocks laying around?!?! :) Check out your local craft store for any sort of tall replacement in the floral department. There are all sorts of funky/fallish/tall items to put in your basket. (I have no clue what any of them are called…..just browse around a while.)


And there, nice and autumn-ish.

Ashley Johnston
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Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
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  1. Kara@ Creations by Kara says:

    I just love how that turned out, it is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Darin and Carolyn says:

    So cute! Where did you find the basket and the wheat from?

  3. ashjoy says:

    I'm a follower

  4. Hollye says:

    I am headed the thrift store first thing Monday. This is something my daughter would love to do with me. She is 4, but she loves anything crafty. This will be fun for us to do together! Love it!

  5. The Noalls says:

    See, this is why you have a website with a ton of followers–you have great, simple ideas! :)

  6. Jill says:

    I LOVE how simple and cute this is! Fall is my favorite season (I do decorate for Christmas in fall too haha)! Thanks for sharing! I love your ideas :)

  7. Summer Rae says:


  8. Tiffany says:

    What a cute & simple idea! I am going to have to find some wheat!

  9. Kari @ Ucreate says:

    This is soooo perfect for the fall. I'm totally copying you!!

  10. nima says:


  11. Kim at Polka Dot Thought says:

    Cute!!! Yet another thing I want to make now! ha ha!

  12. Crafts and Deals says:

    So cute! I love the ribbon you used! Thanks for sharing…

  13. Heidi@TheCraftMonkey says:

    very cute, and SO easy!

  14. House Elf says:

    very nice – would like to do this with millet! Thanks for the idea.

  15. Julie says:

    I've always wondered about spray painting baskets!!! thank you so much for sharing this!

  16. Amanda says:

    I really need something like this…Gotta get to the craft store :P

  17. Mauri says:

    Darling! What a quick and easy idea.

  18. Wendy says:

    That is really pretty!

  19. Grace @ One Craft Girl's Corner says:

    Very nice! So that's what you do with the wheat!

  20. Jamie says:

    Very nice! I love how simple and elegant it is! I have so many yellowish baskets that could benefit from some spray paint right about now!

  21. P says:

    This is so pretty, what would I do without you? :-)

  22. Ann Hatch says:

    Really cute idea~ I always find cute baskets at yard sales or at Goodwill- now I have something to do with them! Love the ribbon…

  23. The Hughes Family says:

    I am soooooo doing this! I love your autumn projects…so cute and festive!

  24. Alexandria says:

    I love this! I was just at my local grocery store and saw some wheat. Picked it up, but it down because I had no idea what to do with it.
    But now I know!

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