You can find husks in the international section of the grocery store, where tamale ingredients are sold. To avoid staining your hands, wear rubber gloves.
Tools and Materials
Husk Wreath How-To
- In a large bowl, prepare a dye bath with a ratio of 2 teaspoons of dye to each cup of warm water.
- Working in small batches, soak husks until they reach desired color. (You may need to swish the liquid around to dye the husks evenly.)
- Remove husks, and lay them flat on paper towels or kraft paper; let dry slightly.
- While husks are still damp and pliable, begin making the wreath. Tear husks in half lengthwise along their natural striation. Working in rows and overlapping as you go, loop each husk and anchor its ends to the wreath with a U pin. Continue until the form is covered.
- Hang from a loop of ribbon.