Saturday, September 17, 2011

Make your own Fall Corn Husk Wreath

This is a little something that kept me busy today. I saw this idea on one of my favorite blogs, from Suzanne of Chickens in the Road Blog.



My wreath turned out looking a little different then hers. I made mine basically the same way as my twig wreath that I made a year ago.



Here are the things you need to get started.

Dried corn husks
heavy gauge wire or a wire coat hanger
twine
scissors

First you have to have dried corn husks. About a month ago after eating sweet corn, I saved the husks and dried them outside in the sun. That took a couple of weeks. This wreath was made with a dozen ears of corn husks. It probably could have used a few more husks, but that was all I had. This wreath is around 14" wide.

Gather up a few husks at a time and wrap your twinge around them a couple of times, pulling really tight. I tried to overlap the bottom end of the husks to cover up the tied section of the husk before that one.


Just keep overlaping as you go.


Finished! 


I just tied some rusty wire on the back and hung on my back door.



 I found this single black oil sunflower growing in my big pot that I have my prickly pear cactus growing in the other day. Those pesky chipmunks must have buried some seeds in there from my birdfeeders. They are always doing this in my potted plants. 

3 comments:

Madge said...

Thanks for the visual... I'll be saving my husks for a wreath... I make many out of whatever I have in my hand at the moment... always wanted to try one of these! Have a good day! <

frontporchprims said...

Hi Tammy. Thanks for visiting my blog!! I love your wreath tut. It's so fun to meet new people and see their talents. I can't wait to go through the rest of your blog.
-Steph-

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

What a great tutorial and it really looks nice and easy.
Karen