You all know I have a wreath addiction. I should do a post showing all the wreaths that have graced the walls here throughout the years. But until now, I have never had a corn husk wreath.
Well today's the day! It's stormy, and gloomy, the perfect day for a simple craft project. And this vignette over our chippy, weathered wicker desk was needing a little something. I know, I said I wouldn't buy anything, but I think I can make an exception for a couple dollars' worth of corn husks. (Dark day, dark photos, sorry folks)
There are great tutorials all over the internet. Here is one, and here is another. I was aiming for a really rustic wreath, so I used the first method. But since I didn't have fresh corn husks, and I had to buy dried, packaged husks, I used the second tutorial's method of soaking them in water first. It helped soften them quite a bit. The base was a coat hanger, just like with my Valentine Rag Wreath. Free craft supplies are too good to pass up.
I wanted my wreath to be ridiculously full, so I tied a husk in between every two that I had added.
About halfway into the project, I realized that this wreath was going to be HUGE. I grabbed a heavy pair of pliers and bent the hanger to reduce the size a little.
Once I finished with the husks, I added a cute bow made from jute webbing, and I was done!
I know, I said I wasn't buying any mums until later in the season. But when I went to the 99 Cents Only store to buy the corn husks, they had these gorgeous mums. For $2! Okay, maybe I bought a couple of them :) This picnic basket is the perfect size to hold a 6" pot of mums.
This project only took about 90 minutes, and was a lot of fun to do. I think I saw these wreaths at the Dallas Farmers Market last year for $45? I used 3 packs of corn husks. $3 sounds a lot better to me!
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