Decorating with Corn Husks

Used decoratively, corn husks become a natural way to add simple beauty to your home this season.

Corn Husk Napkin Rings and Corn Husk Garland

Your Thanksgiving table will be reminiscent of the very first Thanksgiving when you use corn husks as part of your decor. 

Corn Husk Napkin Ring

These simple napkin rings only take minutes to create but will be sure to make a lasting impression on your Thanksgiving table.

Supplies You Will Need

Corn husks (found at the grocery store in the Hispanic food aisle) / hot glue gun / small decorative pinecones.

Step 1: Make a Strip

Tear off a narrow strip of one corn husk.

Step 2: Make a Loop

Make a loop and secure ends with a dab of hot glue.

Step 3: Soak the Husks

Soak corn husks in a bowl of water until they become soft and pliable. 

Step 4: Tear the Husks

Tear soaked corn husk into 3 narrow strips.

Step 5: Braid the Husks

Gather ends together and secure with hot glue. Braid the strands together then secure the end with hot glue. 

Step 6: Secure to Ring

Using hot glue, secure the braided corn husk to the ring. 

Step 7: Add a Pine Cone

If desired, add a small decorative pine cone.

Corn Husk Garland

Corn husk flowers are easy to make with the help of a little heat. 

Supplies You Will Need

Corn husks torn into narrow strips / twist ties / curling iron.

Step 1: Gather Husks

Gather 4 or 5 corn husk strips together and secure with a twisty tie.

Step 2: Bundle and Secure

Repeat with another bundle of corn husk strips and place across the first set. Secure with twisty tie. 

Step 3: Fan Out

Separate corn husk strips fanning them out as you go. 

Step 4: Curl Husks

Using a curling iron on a low setting, carefully curl each corn husk strip.

Step 5: Decorate!

Attach a small pine cone (if desired) for added decoration and then secure to ribbon using hot glue. Run it down your Thanksgiving table as a centerpiece, hang it from a mantel or over your front door. The possibilities are endless!