Make a Harvest Corn-Husk Wreath

Celebrate the season's bounty with a corn husk wreath.

By: Heather Patterson and Vanessa Hunt

Photo By: Debbie Wolfe

Photo By: Photo by Debbie Wolfe

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Photo By: Photo by Debbie Wolfe

Photo By: Photo by Debbie Wolfe

Photo By: Photo by Debbie Wolfe

Photo By: Photo by Debbie Wolfe

Photo By: Photo by Debbie Wolfe

Photo By: Photo by Debbie Wolfe

Photo By: Photo by Debbie Wolfe

Photo By: Photo by Debbie Wolfe

Photo By: Photo by Debbie Wolfe

Photo By: Photo by Debbie Wolfe

Corn Husk Wreath

Follow these easy steps to turn a boring straw wreath into a seasonal delight.

Supplies

You will need: dried corn husks / a straw wreath / u-pins / dried flowers / ribbon 

Tamale Wrappers

A good source of dried corn husks are tamale wrappers. You can find them in the Latin food section of your grocery store.

Soak the Corn Husks

Dried corn husks are typically a bit brittle. Soak them in lukewarm water for a few seconds to make them more pliable.

Dry the Corn Husk

Remove the corn husk from the water. Pat the husk with a towel to soak up excess water. 

Tear the Husk in Half

Locate the mid point of the husk. Carefully tear the husk in half. Go slowly so the husk does not split unevenly. 

Fold the Husk

Fold the husk in half. Bring the top point of the husk all the way down to meet the straight edge of the bottom. Flip it around so that the pointy end is now in the back. 

Pinch the Ends

Pinch the ends of the husk together at the bottom. Make sure the pointy end in the back of the husk is securely tucked in.

Pin it to the Wreath

Using a u-pin, secure the folded husk to the straw wreath.

Fill in the Sides

Grab another husk and soak it in the water. Fold and pinch as before and pin it the one side of the previously pinned husk. Repeat again for the other side. You should have three husks pinned in a row. 

Add the Next Row

Continue adding husks below the previously pinned row of husks. Make sure you overlap enough to cover the pins from the row above. Repeat all the way around the wreath. 

Add Dried Flowers

Once you pin the husks all the way around the wreath, add a bundle of dried flowers to one corner of the wreath. Secure the bundle of flowers with additional u-pins.

Add Ribbon and Hang

Cut a length of ribbon long enough to hang from your wreath. Loop it through the wreath and tuck it behind one row of the husk folds. Tie a knot at the top and hang on your door.