Friday, November 11, 2011

Corn Husk Wreath

For years I've seen wreaths made out of corn husks and
I've always wanted to try my hand at making one.
Here's how I did it (along with my good friend, Kate).
Supplies we used:
  • 1 package of Corn Husks (we found ours at Wal-Mart, in the produce section)
  • wreath form
  • scissors
  • stapler 

We soaked a couple packages of the corn husks in water for about an hour. 
Once they are soft you'll want to separate them.
And then we laid them out to dry a bit. 
You don't want them TOO dry, or they'll break because they are so brittle.
Cut the ends off...
So you have pieces that look like this:
Tear down the middle, like this:
And then fold them in half, like this:
Get out your wreath form (no need to remove the plastic).
Start stapling them on, about 4 in a row.
The rows should be overlapping.
Until your wreath starts to look nice and full like this:
Add a nice bow with some thick wire lined ribbon. 
The perfect addition to your fall decor!

3 comments:

  1. This is lovely. I love the neutral color, and the natural feel. Nice work. Thank you for this tutorial!

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  2. So cool. The texture is so neat I want to reach out and touch it. Well done!

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  3. Very original. I tried it, only that I have so many leaves of maize. If I put that solve in pinterest. Greetings from me and the Czech Republic.

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