This time of year, there are so many fall decorations on front porches and in yards. Scarecrows, pumpkins, gourds, hay bales, Indian corn and corn stalks! As our garden is coming to end, I wanted to make something with the stalks that remained in the garden. I decided to make a Corn Husk Wreath with the remaining stalks! In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to use corn husk to make your own fall wreath!
What I love about making this wreath is that the materials were very inexpensive, especially if you grow your own corn. If you don’t grow your own, during the fall season you can find corn husks everywhere! Retail stores have corn husks, but they are a bit pricey so if you have any local farmers around ask if they have any and would be willing to sell you some or you might even get them for free!
Here is what you will need:
-Corn Husks ( I needed about 70 individual husks)
-30 Corn Tassels
-Round Ring for Wreath (I used a foam wreath from a craft store)
To get started, you first will need to gather your husks and tassels. The sun naturally dried our husks, however if yours isn’t dry you can put them in boxes and let them dry in the sun for several weeks until your color liking. You can bring them in at night to avoid dew settling on them. When drying make sure you turn them often so sun can dry both sides.
After bundling about 5 husks I cut the ends to make it even when tying onto the ring.
Below I damped the husks lightly with a spray bottle to make it easier to bundle. Cut a long enough string/twine to wrap around the bundle and to tie onto the ring.
Overlap each bundle on top of one another going the same direction. Do this until all around the ring.
Next, gather your corn tassel tips and tuck them with the husk bundles. Do this all around.
To fill in the gaps I used hot glue to attach the remaining tassels around the ring.
To add the sunflowers, I picked some fresh sunflowers and put them in the dehydrator. To attach the flowers to the wreath, remove any stems and glue the back of the head of the flower and place it where you want on your wreath.
This is what it will look like when finished!