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Cornhusk Leaves

Made from the same cornhusks used for tamales, our fall foliage is food-safe as well as pretty. If desired, tint a few leaves with food coloring.

Materials

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Download leaf templates. Print, and cut out.

  2. Step 2

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    Trace templates onto cornhusks; cut out.

  3. Step 3

    In bowls, tint hot water with food coloring, mixing colors to produce fall-like shades of gold, red, and orange.

  4. Step 4

    Submerge cornhusk leaves until desired shades are reached (colors will be lighter when leaves are dry). Let dry between 2 paper towels, weighted to flatten. Iron on low heat with steam to stiffen.

Reviews (1)

  • 8 Jan, 2013

    This is a great idea to use Corn Husks. If you want to get hold of Corn Husks in the UK then you can get them from http://www.mexgrocer.co.uk/Corn-Husks-Tamales.html - They have a great range of Mexican products available to both Europe & England