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Project

Corn-Husk Wreath

This wreath is a rustic nod to the harvest season, and it’s made with tamale wrappers from the grocery store.

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Introduction

Sources

Straw wreath, 12", $7, mainewreathco.com
Corn husks, $19.50 for 1.5 lb., gourmetstore.com

Materials

  • Corn husks
  • Bowl of water and paper towels
  • Straw wreath
  • T pins
  • Glue gun
  • Scissors

Steps

  1. Step 1

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    Dunk corn husks in water, blot slightly on paper towels, and wrap around wreath, overlapping edges of husks to form a first layer that covers straw entirely. Secure undersides of husks with T pins as you go.

  2. Step 2

    To shape radiating husks: Dunk husks in water, blot slightly, and temporarily pin to wreath so they dry naturally in draped, curled, or undulating shapes. Go around the wreath, creating several layers. Let radiating husks dry a few hours.

  3. Step 3

    Permanently attach radiating husks a few at a time, using glue gun to position on wreath. Attach in layers, tucking additional husks behind until you reach desired fullness. As you go, use scissors to trim husk lengths and widths.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, November 2013

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Reviews (4)

  • Dvorahle 5 Dec, 2013

    I made ir from a friend and it was so easy. Because she is from Mexico I added chiles , candela and other spices and came up so nice Sorry there's no wY yo add a photo. Thank you for the idea

  • TheGreenMama 16 Nov, 2013

    Easy! It took me about 30-45 minutes to complete. Looks great. I didn't wait for things to dry and I worked it in a spiral pattern. First I did a whirl of husks around outermost edge, then middle and lastly inner(overlapping everything) edge. One important tip! As you are working on the last, innermost layer, make sure you tuck and hide the bottom on the other side of wreath so that unfinished bottom is not visible.

  • TheGreenMama 16 Nov, 2013

    Easy! It took me about 30-45 minutes to complete. Looks great. I didn't wait for things to dry and I worked it in a spiral pattern. First I did a whirl of husks around outermost edge, then middle and lastly inner(overlapping everything) edge. One important tip! As you are working on the last, innermost layer, make sure you tuck and hide the bottom on the other side of wreath so that unfinished bottom is not visible.

  • sienna2blue 2 Nov, 2013

    The minute I saw this I knew I had to make it. It was a bit more difficult than the instructions let on but I had fun and just let the corn husks do their thing. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/80079699597714295/