Hey y’all, I just made a new fall wreath and let me tell you I am really crazy about it! Yes I am.
First of all, I just love to craft things myself, don’t you?
I don’t know why, maybe because it’s so fun to be creative or maybe also cuz, I love making something for less than half the cost that I could buy it for.
Like this Fall Corn Husk Wreath here!
I love decorating with as much natural things as I can and this project falls right into that category.
As far as the supplies go, I already had the base grape vine wreath (I have like so many of em hanging around the ol farm so I re-use it all the time) but for this project I used the sunburst style which you can get at Joann’s for less than $5 when you use a coupon.
Then besides hot glue sticks and a glue gun, the rest of the supplies are corn husks that you get at the grocery store (they are used to make tamales – it cost me $5 for a large bag).
So let met tell you how I did it.
First I prepped my corn husks by taking them out of the bag and tearing them in half lengthwise. I wanted a thinner feathery look and I achieved that by tearing them.
I didn’t have to soak them either. I feel the dried and airy look can be achieved better this way.
Now, I also like it shaped like a pinwheel so I started close to the center circle of the wreath and laid down a corn husk with the tip facing out and just glued that baby down.
I keep going clock wise, layering as I go and gluing them down at the bottom of the husk to about an inch up.
I keep working until I’ve made it all the way around, gluing and laying each end on top of another, overlapping and turning as I go.
Then I start another row behind it, tucking the ends underneath the first row so as not to be seen and letting only the feathery tips show.
Yay! So I keep going round and round, tucking each corn stalk behind the last row and keep gluing until it looks done. Then I step back and see if I need to fill in any where else, here or there.
So cute right?
You can add a bow if you like. I think with or without a bow looks wonderful, however, I am really enjoying the simple minimalist look here so the natural elements really shine through.
When you’re done, you can bestow this little beauty on your front door, your front gate so that even people passing by can appreciate the fall festive look that you’ve adorn your home with, or how about right here above the mantle! Yep, that’s where I’m a puttin’ mine!
This wreath will look great in any fall setting but it really looks spectacular for all your Thanksgiving decorations which is just around the corner you know!
And just remember, I’ve seen these wreaths going for $50 -$60 and more, but you can make it yourself for under $20. Wow! What a deal and what a fun beautiful wreath!
Happy Fall Crafting!