How to Make a Square Corn Husk Wreath

Put a contemporary twist on traditional fall decorating; easily create a square corn husk wreath for your front door.
Try a New Twist on Tradition

Try a New Twist on Tradition

Shake up your front door with a square wreath featuring colorful ears of Indian corn. Head to your local craft store for materials then assemble this harvest-themed outdoor decoration in just a few hours.

Materials Needed:

  • 36" x 12" x 2" sheet of floral Styrofoam
  • medium craft paintbrush
  • maize yellow acrylic paint
  • natural-colored grapevine wire
  • 24 small ears of Indian corn
  • spray bottle filled with water
  • black marker
  • drywall or foam-cutting knife
  • raffia
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • measuring tape

Create Foam Square

Using a measuring tape and black marker, mark a 12-inch square on foam, then draw a 10-inch square inside the 12-inch square.

Cut and Paint Foam

Use a drywall or foam-cutting knife to cut the foam along the lines drawn in the previous step. Use a medium-sized craft paintbrush to coat the wreath form in maize-colored acrylic paint and allow to dry.

Wrap the Wreath and Attach Corn

Crisscross the entire wreath form several times with raffia. Attach two ears of Indian corn to each corner of the wreath with hot glue. Continue adding remaining ears of Indian corn to the wreath until you're happy with the arrangement.

Wet, Then Unravel Husks

Spray each husk with a generous amount of water, allowing them to get soggy. Then unravel each husk to add fullness to the wreath and allow husks to dry.

Add Hanger and Display

Twist a length of grapevine wire around the top of the wreath to act as a hanger. Hang your completed wreath on the front door, over a mirror or above a mantel or buffet.

Add Hanger and Display

Add Hanger and Display

Twist a length of grapevine wire around the top of the wreath to act as a hanger. Hang your completed wreath on the front door, over a mirror or above a mantel or buffet.

Keep Reading

Next Up

How to Make a Magnolia Leaf Wreath

Wreaths don't have to be full and fluffy to be beautiful. Try making this simple, modern take on the traditional holiday wreath with preserved or freshly cut magnolia leaves.

How to Make a Rectangular Rustic Fall Wreath

This simple and sophisticated wreath brings a natural element to holiday decor. Its versatility allows you to hang it on a door or use it flat on a table as a centerpiece.

How to Freeze Corn

Treat your family to the fresh-picked flavor of corn on the cob—all year long. It’s not hard to freeze this summertime favorite.

How to Make a Boxwood Christmas Wreath

Why settle for plastic evergreen wreaths or natural greens that will dry out in a few weeks? Make a preserved boxwood wreath that will keep its good looks throughout the holidays and beyond.

How to Make Homemade Tomato Juice

Make tomato juice at home without separation anxiety.

How to Make Foam Halloween Tombstones

These hand carved and painted tombstones are an inexpensive and easy way to create a personalized and creative outdoor Halloween display.

How to Make Glittered Pumpkins

Shake up your Halloween decor with these colorful glittered pumpkins. A great project for kids, creating these sparkling pumpkins is quick, easy and fun. Plus, since the pumpkins remain whole, they'll last much longer than carved ones.

How to Make a Cat Condo

Use everyday items to build a fancy cat post with baskets.

How to Make Peekaboo Pumpkins

Create a spooktacular vignette of peeking pumpkins using miniature gourds and a variety of inexpensive bowls and lidded dishes.
More from:

Thanksgiving Ideas

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.