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Autumn Wreath ~ With a Corny Twist ~ Literally

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Can you tell I’m feeling a little punny today?  I saw this BEAUTIFUL wreath on Martha’s site and had to make it!

Martha Stewart

I love the texture and the color.  So over the weekend I picked up my horn husks.  You can find them in the ethnic food aisle or in the produce section of your grocery store (under $3).  I grabbed a wreath from Dollar Tree ($1).  The wreath at the Dollar Tree is much smaller than Martha’s, but it still worked great.

First step is to soak the corn husks for about 10 minutes to soften them.  I discovered that the inner husks may still be dry when you start to pull them apart.  They are much easier to form when they have been soaked, so I just soaked the others as needed.  Here’s all my soaked husks drying away…

Once they dried a bit, I got to work.  Martha used U-pins, but I decided to use my trusty glue gun.  I think the glue gun makes it a little looser, but you’ll still get the same effect.

I just put a dap of glue at the wider base, then folded the thinner part down on top.  Take your folded husk and glue them on the wreath in a row.  My wreath allowed for 3 per row.  Then you start on the next row overlapping enough to cover the base.  It will look something like this…

Keep going around till it’s all covered.  When you get back around to your starting place you’ll have to do a bit of tucking, but the husks were still pliable.

Here’s my finished product…

I have so many husks left over too. I got enough in my one package to do at least 4 wreaths.  It was very simple too ~ less than 1/2 an hour with soaking time.

This would be a great added decor for your Thanksgiving Feast or a great gift to bring the hostess.

Can you believe Thanksgiving is a week from tomorrow?

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16 Comments

  1. Your wreath turned out better than Martha's wreath.

    I made a fall wreath out of corn husk. I like it so well I decided to add gold bulbs and let it hang above the fireplace for Christmas.

  2. Your version is GORGEOUS! Great inspiration. 🙂 I am VERY late returning visits, but I wanted to say thank you for stopping by the other day. 🙂

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