$5 Corn Husk Wreath

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!

morning walk

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.

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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!

supplies for a $5 corn Husk Wreath laying on a table

list of supplies:

step one:

Take one of the husks and break it 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!

lady using floral tape to secure corn husk to wreath form

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 it under the last corn husk. This way, you won’t be able to tell where you started with the first corn husk.

lady adding additional corn husks to cover the green floral tape

step two:

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.

lady showing the green floral tape on wreath

I used extra corn husks and some glue to cover the green floral tape in the areas it was most obvious.

close up of corn husk for a diy fall wreath tutorial

step three:

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!

lady separating part of a corn husk for a fall wreath

I squished all of the corn husks after tearing them lengthwise.

lady scrunching up corn husks on a fall wreath

step four:

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!

Beaded Christmas Tree Ornaments

I tied it on in several sections as though I used it to attach the corn husks to the wreath form.

close up of buffalo check ribbon for a corn husk wreath

step five

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.

lady breaking a corn stalk in half for a 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!

staged corn husk wreath hanging on the wall with a desk, chair, lamp and plant on top of the desk and an antique dress form on the side

Don’t you think the corn cobs and the buffalo check ribbon look perfect with the natural tones of the corn husks?

corn husk wreath hanging on the wall behind a desk that has a lamp, a plant and a Bible sitting on top

Remember the squishing I did to the corn husks? It makes them look like they are blowing in the wind, don’t you think?

close up view of corn husk wreath

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!

corn husk wreath hanging on a wall with a desk staged with a Bible, a lamp and a plant on top
side view of corn husk wreath hanging on the wall behind a desk with a lamp, a Bible and a plant on top

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!

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    1. Cynthia Gayle says:

      Isn’t it so pretty?? I’m glad I scrunched it! Thanks Paula!

    1. Cynthia Gayle says:

      Happy corn husk gathering Leslie! 😊

  1. I love how this turned out! I really like the “messy” look of the corn husks it looks soo cool! Great post! Pinned!

    1. Cynthia Gayle says:

      I’m a fan of the messy look too Karin! Thanks for stopping by 😊

  2. Mary Artz says:

    I love making use of ‘found objects’ too! The every which way of the husks give the wreath character and movement. Happy Autumn!

    1. Cynthia Gayle says:

      Happy Autumn to you too Mary! So glad you enjoyed the project 😊

    2. The color of the corn is so pretty! Can’t beat a beautiful wreath for just $5!

      1. Cynthia Gayle says:

        Isn’t that corn cob such a pretty red color?? Perfect for fall! Thanks, Marie!

    1. Cynthia Gayle says:

      Thank you Dara! Happy Fall 😊

    1. Cynthia Gayle says:

      So glad you enjoyed the wreath tutorial!

  3. I love this wreath. How awesome to find this while walking.

    Perfect and rustic!

    1. Cynthia Gayle says:

      I walk most mornings and I like to look for things of beauty. There was something so pretty about all the husks laying on the side of the road next to the field. Thanks for stopping by 😊

  4. This wreath is so beautiful, Cindy! I’m in love and I can’t believe how inexpensive it was to make too. You are so creative. Loving and pinning, CoCo

    1. Cynthia Gayle says:

      That’s so sweet of you to say CoCo! Thank you so much for pinning!😊

  5. You’re so crafty with the wreaths! This one is my favorite … love the ribbon so much. xo

    1. Cynthia Gayle says:

      Thanks Juliet! This was one of my favorites too! Thanks for stopping by 😊

    1. Cynthia Gayle says:

      Thanks, Elizabeth! It was so fun to make too!

  6. This is so awesome. Great job! Your pics are wonderful.

    1. Cynthia Gayle says:

      Thanks, Renae! Glad you enjoyed the post!

  7. What a creative idea! Love the look of it so much. Great job, as always!

    1. Cynthia Gayle says:

      Thanks Melba! It’s such an easy wreath to make!

  8. oh I LOVE this. such a perfectly “natural” wreath for the Fall and Thanksgiving season. Thanks so much for joining in at All About Home, I’m featuring this post this evening at the party!

    1. Cynthia Gayle says:

      So glad you enjoyed the wreath Debra! Thanks so much for featuring the project!

  9. Love your corn husk wreath Cindy. So whimsical! I’m excited to feature your post this week at the Tuesday Turn About Link Party. Thanks for sharing it!

    1. Cynthia Gayle says:

      Omgoodness, Michele! Thanks so much for the feature and for your kind words about our fun fall wreath!