In this post, I will teach you how to make an easy corn husk wreath for under $5! You won’t believe how easy this fall wreath is!
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I walk most mornings before I do anything else. Well….except for one cup of coffee!
The farmers near us have just recently been cutting the cornfields. It’s really a beautiful scene to watch the tractors, hear the sounds and see the day getting started as the sun rises.
While I was walking my 3-mile trek, I noticed that the corn husks were all over the side of the road. They just couldn’t go to waste, so I grabbed handfuls and stuffed my hoodie pocket with corn cobs.
I must have been quite a sight to behold!
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All the way home, I ran through my mind the supplies I would need for this corn husk wreath. And then I realized I had those supplies on hand!!
That’s how this fall wreath cost me under $5!
I’ve gathered links for the supplies you might need for this project but I suggest you raid your craft cabinet and get creative with the supplies you already have on hand! That’s what I did and this wreath cost me only pennies to make!
list of supplies:
- metal wreath form
- corn husks and cobs
- buffalo ribbon
- jute twine
- floral tape or floral wire
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
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Take one of the husks and break into two halves. Turn the inside towards the back of the metal wreath form and wrap the floral tape around the bottom to attach the corn husks securely.
You can also use floral wire to attach the corn husks. Use what you have on hand to keep the costs down on this project!
Continue all the way around the form adding each new corn husk just a few inches away from the previous one.
When you get to the end, lift up the first corn husk that you attached and tuck under the last corn husk. This way, you won’t be able to tell where you started with the first corn husk.
The floral tape I had on hand was green. You can get the floral tape in white and that would show less than the green. Or you could use brown floral wire like the one I have linked above.
Extra corn husks will cover the green tape just fine.
I used extra corn husks and some glue to cover the green floral tape in the areas it was most obvious.
Some of the corn husks were still intact and kinda large so I tore them lengthwise to make narrow lengths. While doing this, I accidentally squished some of the husks.
I realized I liked the wrinkled-up look so I went with it for the rest of the wreath!
I squished all of the corn husks after tearing them lengthwise.
The ribbon I had on hand from a previous project (o golly, you have to see the project I originally used this ribbon on! I’ll link it for you!) was a perfect way to add a bit of contrast to the natural tones of the corn husk wreath.
Here is the link to the project I just mentioned! It’s such a fun one – you have to give it a try!
I tied it on in several sections as though I used it to attach the corn husks to the wreath form.
The corn cobs were such a pretty color, I knew I had to use them. Like I said earlier, I had grabbed the supplies for this $5 corn husk wreath while out on my morning walk. My hoodie pocket could only hold so much and only 5 cobs would fit!
It’s just as well because the full cob seemed too big for the wreath. So I broke them in half and they were the perfect size!
Some hot glue was all it took to attach them to the corn husk wreath.
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And here it is! Isn’t it so fall-ish and so cute??
And it took me under an hour to make. In fact, if I hadn’t photographed it, the project would have been finished in about 30 minutes!
Don’t you think the corn cobs and the buffalo check ribbon look perfect with the natural tones of the corn husks?
Remember the squishing I did to the corn husks? It makes them look like they are blowing in the wind, don’t you think?
I have the wreath hanging on a handmade picket ‘sign’ that doesn’t have any words painted on it. I’ve used it the last few weeks just as wall decor and it’s kinda growing on me!
It looks good as a background for the wreaths I’ve been making lately! Here are the two most recent wreaths – just click the image to head over to the post!
Wreaths typically go on a door but they can also be used as wall decor. I think added elements like this in our homes is another way to celebrate a season like fall.
This wreath was moved again after this post! She is now proudly hanging on my wall in the dining area of our home!
Here is another wreath that I made several years ago with natural elements from our yard and a few items in my craft room. I think you will find it super easy too! Just click the image to head over to the post!
UPDATE: When the fall season was over, I reinvented this wreath wire frame! It turned out so gorgeous and I can’t wait for you to see it! Click the button below to see the new wreath!
Pin the image below to your fall decorating boards! Just click the pin button at the top left corner!