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.Camille Styles, editor of CamilleStyles.com
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.
Cut corn husks in proportion to size of glass. Corn husk should reach 1/2" higher than top of 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).
Cut overhanging corn husk to make even with edge of glass.
Attach end of yarn to lower half of vase with a drop of glue. Wrap yarn around the base of the vase several times (Image 1). Cut the end of the yarn, and secure it with glue (Image 2).
Fill vase with water and flowers, and use as a beautiful, natural element for the Kwanzaa table.