How to Make Festive Kwanzaa Corn Husk Vases
Incorporate a powerful symbol of Kwanzaa into the holiday table with these corn husk vases. Corn traditionally pays tribute to the circle of life in Kwanzaa celebrations, and these vases are a unique way to pass along this custom.
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- corn husks (these are often sold in the international section at grocery stores)
- wood stain
- paper towels
- glue gun
- short drinking glass
- colorful braided yarn
Stain Corn Husks
Apply a small dot of wood stain to paper towel and rub onto one side of the corn husks to create a rich color (Images 2 and 3). Tip: Try using colorful stains to achieve a varied effect.
Trim Corn Husks
Cut corn husks in proportion to size of glass. Corn husk should reach 1/2" higher than top of glass.
Secure to Glass
Using glue gun, trace vertical and horizontal lines onto corn husk (Image 1). Adhere to glass. Repeat with more husks, overlapping pieces, until glass is covered (Image 2).
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