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Cornhusk Votives




Wrapped in dried cornhusks, votives cast a soft glow and serve as a reminder that corn was part of the first Thanksgiving feast.


  • Cutting mat
  • Ruler
  • Utility knife
  • Dried cornhusks
  • Double-sided tape
  • Votive holders
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors


  1. Step 1


    On a cutting mat, use a ruler and utility knife to cut the widest part of the dried cornhusks (available at crafts stores) to the height of your votive holders.

  2. Step 2

    Apply double-sided tape around a votive holder, about 1/4 inch from the bottom. Affix 2 or 3 cornhusks, overlapping the edges, to the holder.

  3. Step 3

    Finish by tying with a ribbon.

Martha Stewart Living, November 2003



Reviews (10)

  • miller11me 16 May, 2013

    Its look so nice and beautiful. You done a nice job work here. I also want to know how you add color.

    Carteret Locksmith

  • mikaelane 1 Mar, 2012

    you don't have to add color, corn husks sometimes just have a purple tint to them. If you get a package at the mexican market a lot of times there will be a variation in color. It's very pretty!

  • Julliet 2 Mar, 2010

    How did their corn husk get that color. I thought once it was died, it was white.

  • Julliet 2 Mar, 2010

    How did their corn husk get that color. I thought once it was died, it was white.

  • rsand51099 9 Sep, 2009

    We always have corn husks during the holiday season to make tamales. Now we know what to do with all the small unuable pieces. Thanks!

  • slrw2000 13 Nov, 2008

    You can also purchase corn husks in the grocery store (and Walmart's grocery store) in the Mexican food isle. I use these for projects at my preschool. We paint them with liquid water colors. The key is LIQUID water color, which can be purchased in a teaching store.

  • euni 11 Nov, 2008

    These would be nice paired with the cornhusk wreath.

  • mykele 11 Nov, 2008

    You could color the husks before attaching them to the votoves
    by using colored marking pens.

  • mykele 11 Nov, 2008

    Color could be added by using colored marking pens on the husks
    before attaching them to the votives.

  • sneezym39 7 Nov, 2008

    how do you add color??