Tools and Materials
- Dried corn, from Dry Nature Designs, 212-695-8911
- Craft glue
- Fine glitter in Florentine Gold, by Martha Stewart Crafts, at Michaels
- Foam brush
- Kettle of boiling water
Pick some ears of dried corn to glitter fully and other ears to do more sparingly, so your arrangement doesn't go overboard. For the former, coat fully with craft glue and glitter. For the latter, use a foam brush to lightly dab some kernels with craft glue, then apply glitter. [See image 2 above.]
To soften husks so you can shape the ears when you arrange them, steam over a kettle of boiling water once the glitter has set. Gourds need nothing more than a glittered stem to shine.
Work over paper so you can funnel and reuse extra glitter.