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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.

Layla Palmer, The Lettered Cottage
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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.

  • Step 1: Mark Your Territory
  • Step 2: Draw Your Lines

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.

  • Step 3: Cut Your Wreath
  • Step 4: Paint Your Wreath

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.

  • Step 5: Ready to Wrap
  • Square Corn Husk Wreath
  • Colorful Corn Cobs

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.

  • Step 8: Spray Your Wreath
  • Step 9: Spread Out the Corn Husks

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.

Step 10: Hang Time
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