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Do you hate shucking corn as much as I do?
It was fun as a kid, but now, not so much. Those little hairs. They drive me crazy.
Daphne and Valerie do it for me now, such good girls helping me.
So, although this isn’t a post about shucking corn, it is a post about two
“DIY Fall Corn Wreaths”
I made this year.
Here’s the one I made for the front door:
Isn’t she cute?
The mail lady will love it I think.
Here she is on my French black doors.
Oolala. Tres chic.
Now this beauty isn’t just any ordinary Fall wreath.
She’s very unique because I used things I had around the house to make her.
The only thing I bought was the sunflower, and I even had a coupon for Michael’s for that.
She was cheap man!!
Okay, before I tell you how I made it, here’s the second one I made after I showed my Mom that one.
She kindly asked…”Can you make one for me, Julie?”
“Of course I can, Mom!”
Then I scrambled and searched the house for things I could use.
This is what I came up with:
It’s not your typical “Fall” wreath and that’s why I like it.
She loved it, and it’s hanging on my parent’s little yellow house now 🙂
So here’s how I did this.
My hubby is a hunter. He buys deer feed.
When I saw the big clear plastic bag of it in our garage, my mind wandered off into wreath fantasy land.
I imagined a big yellow corn wreath.
Then reality struck and I didn’t want to work that hard getting these hard guys to form a circle.
I think they are beautiful, don’t you?
So, I went down into the room in my basement where I keep all of my holiday decor.
I was inspired instantly.
Can you find the leaf garland on the wall?
I’ve had it forever.
So once I got it into a circle, I needed to decorate it.
This is where dried corn husks come in to play.
We had eaten the corn, but I knew the husks may come in handy this Fall for decor.
So I dried them out (be careful of ants if you do this).
Holy corn cobs, I guess we like corn.
I added a few of the corn husks to the deer feed corn, and tied twine around it,
then secured it on the wreath with wire.
I hid the wire with the twine.
Then I collected anything else that would go well with the Fall, natural theme.
This is where I decided to trash any fake stuff.
I went back out into the yard and found the pine tree branches,
and pine cones (I used wire to secure on wreath).
The apple(s) are from a neighbors tree (I used 3m Command Strips to secure).
The burlap ribbon I had (tie it into a bow just like when you tie your sneakers).
The grassy wheat you see was found in a popular store parking lot landscape area.
My Mom and I “borrowed” it. Sh!!!
This 2nd wreath was really easy.
The eucalyptus part is actually an old wreath my sister bought me when I moved out 22 years ago.
I use it on my side door now, but it really needed a make over.
First, I added the pine tree branches again (with wire).
Then I made roses from the left over corn husks.
You just roll it up and secure the rose with masking tape.
I thought of that on my own, but now I see it’s actually quite popular.
(darn! thought it was only my idea)
I secured those in the wreath with hot glue.
This is elegant, and beautiful.
Just like my Mom.
Who says Fall wreaths have to be orange, yellow, and brown anyway?
I hope I inspired you to walk around outside your home, or in a park, or even a parking lot (ha),
and find natural elements to use rather than going to Michael’s to buy everything fake.
Our Earth provides it for free. No coupon required.
Pss: I hope you can stop over and see me at “What Meegan Makes” today.
I’m on a field trip with Meegan, and she is super sweet, talented, and pretty 🙂Tags: autumn decor, corn husk roses, Corn husk wreaths, corn roses, deer feed, deer feed wreath, door decor for Fall, easy roses, Eucalyptus, fake roses, husk roses, wreath decor Posted by