DIY Fall Corn Wreaths


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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:

Fall Corn Wreath

Isn’t she cute?

The mail lady will love it I think.

Here she is on my French black doors.

Oolala.  Tres chic.

Autumn Wreath 1

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:

Corn Husk Roses

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?

Deer Feed

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.

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corn wreath 3

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).

corn 2

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.

Deer Feed Wreath Decor

Then I collected anything else that would go well with the Fall, natural theme.

This is where I decided to trash any fake stuff.

wreath mess

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!!!

corn wreath

Almost done.

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)

corn husk wreath 4

corn husk rose

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?

Corn Husk Roses

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.

Happy Fall!

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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 🙂


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21 Responses

  1. Your wreath is beautiful Julie – love it!

  2. Dad says:

    Made in Michigan by REDHEADCANDECORATE, Dad

  3. Julie, both wreaths are beautiful!!!! Off to visit you at Meegan’s! 🙂

  4. jp says:

    Absolutely, fabulously gorgeous!

  5. Hi Red,
    I love the wreaths… both are unique and charming , I think my fav is the first one…
    I may need to add in a few corn cobs to my front door decor!
    Thanks for the inspiration!!

  6. jessie says:

    love your wreath Julie..looks very nice!!

  7. Eileen says:

    I really need to learn how to make wreaths. Your wreaths are beautiful. I go to the store and see them and say “I can make one of those.” Then I go home and think about making one and I say “I should just buy one.” LOL!!

  8. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Your wreath is stunning. It might just be my favorite Fall wreath of all time.
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    Have a beautiful week,

  9. This is so creative and pretty! I love it!! I would be so honoured and thrilled if you were willing to share this at the Fall Get Your DIY On Link Party: Fall Wreaths going on right now on five blogs! I would love to invite you over to the happy housie to link up if you haven’t already done so! Hope to see you there!!

  10. Kelly says:

    Yay for Fall wreaths! Thanks so much for sharing… xo

  11. So beautiful, Julie!! Love both of them and pinning!! xoxo

  12. What a pretty wreath and it looks beautiful on your door!

  13. Meegan says:

    You are so creative Julie! I love both of these wreaths. Thanks for always inspiring me 🙂

  14. Melanie says:

    Those are so pretty you did a great job with the colors love them all

  15. Those are such pretty wreaths Julie! I should really put a wreath on my front door. 🙂

  16. I love that you used what you had on hand…that’s what makes it so special!! So pretty!! 🙂

  17. kristin says:

    THese are gorgeous Julie!!!

  18. carol bittner says:

    Hello Julie…….almost 2 years since your autumn wreath blog; so glad I stopped to check it out. they are awesome. I like the idea of natual items picked from our own yard or timber. I grew up on a farm and have always ‘collected’ stuff from nature. I need something for my front door; you have put me in the mood to create an autumn wreath so when the weather cools a bit I’ll be ready. Love your ‘home tour’; very pretty house and everything inside is fabulous.

  19. Ivory says:

    Julie, I love this wreath you made, so beautiful. I also appreciate the fabulous idea to use things around the house, both inside and out. Things provided by Mother Nature as well. You truly do know how to take something not so pretty, and turn it into a fabulous work of art. Thank you

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