Learn how to make this beautiful Bleached Corn Husk Wreath, perfect for any occasion. A great addition to any fall display.
It seems that everyone is offering a wide variety of corn husk wreaths, and they are gorgeous. I ran across this Bleached Corn Hush Wreath offered by Magnolia.com. I decided to see just how close I could get to knocking off this wreath. This short tutorial will provide you with a few insights that will give you the knowledge to build a great-looking wreath, allowing you to avoid all the worries that come with online purchases of such a fragile item.
I live in an area where corn husks are plentiful and free for the taking. So I decided to get started and see just what it takes to build the great-looking Bleached Corn Husk Wreath. If you don’t have access to a cornfield you can purchase them in your local grocery store.
Supplies needed for a Bleached Corn Husk Wreath:
The size of the wreath is up to you and the amount of corn husk you are able to acquire. If you have access to a couple of acres of cornfields to supply your corn husk, you can use my tutorial for How to Preserve Corn Husks to use. If you don’t have access to a cornfield, they can be acquired from several retailers.
How do I make a Corn Husk Wreath?
This is an incredibly simple DIY! Your hardest task will be deciding what size wreath or how many do you need. Start with a good supply of corn husk and zip ties. If the corn husk has not been trimmed you will need to trim the base end of the husk to remove the stiff unmanageable end of the husk.
You will want to collect a group of husk that are similar in size, length, and width. Holding the base of the husk you will begin tearing to the end of the husk into narrow strips.
Once you have enough strips to create a nice bundle of strips, it’s time to twist the base tightly and attach the base to the second inter-most wire that makes up the frame.
Pull the zip tie a tight as possible; you don’t want the strips slipping out of the bundle. Repeat this process until you have returned to the original spot on the frame. Don’t worry about the zip ties, they are going to disappear shortly.
Now that the outer portion of the wreath is complete it is time to fill in the inner portion of the wreath.
This time you will position the bundle to lay more horizontal along the wire. The bundles being added now will hide the zip ties used to attach the bundles on the outer portion of the wreath.
Finally, you have a gorgeous Corn Husk wreath that can be displayed as it is, or add an accessory of your choosing (like dried flowers or a bow). Hang the wreath and get ready for the compliments and self-satisfaction you will enjoy knowing that you built this great looking wreath from scratch.