A-Maize-ing DIY Décor

Fall into fall with these creative crafts using corn husks!

Geoffrey Zakarian shares a Corn Husk Place Setting, as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen

Corn Place Setting

What you’ll need:

  • Paint brush
  • Ears of Indian corn
  • Bronze paint
  • Printer
  • Vellum paper or beige paper

How to:

  1. Use a paintbrush to cover the Indian corn kernels with bronze paint.
  2. Print out your guests' names using your favorite font on vellum or beige paper.
  3. Draw a corn husk stencil around each name.
  4. Cut out the name cards.
  5. Tuck each name card into a husk.

Corn Husk Lantern
What you’ll need:

  • Rubber cement
  • Hurricane vase
  • Dried corn husks
  • Ribbon
  • Glue dots
  • LED candles

How to:

  1. Paint rubber cement onto hurricane vases and husks.
  2. Glue husks to each hurricane vase.
  3. Wrap ribbon around each vase and secure with a glue dot.
  4. Place a LED candle into each vase.

Sunny Anderson shares a Corn Husk Wreath, as seen on Food Netowrk's The Kitchen

Corn Husk Wreath
What you’ll need:

  • Dried corn husks
  • Fabric dye
  • Large bowls for dye baths
  • Straw Wreath
  • T-Pins

How to:

Husk Dying:

  1. In separate large bowls, prepare dye baths with 2 tablespoons of dye to each cup of warm water.
  2. Soak the husks until they reach the desired color, about 6 hours.
  3. Remove the husks and lay them flat on paper towels to dry slightly.

Wreath Assembly:

  1. Tear the corn husks into 1-inch strips.
  2. Use t-pins to attach the strips to the wreath base starting at the inside circle. Pin each strip overtop and slightly overlapping the strip before.
  3. Continue the whole way around the wreath and then continue with a second row and so on, until the entire wreath is covered

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