Y’all, this is just the cutest and cheapest fall project. You will see how to add corn husk to a Dollar Tree Pumpkin for an adorable fall decoration.
I have shared a series of Corn Stalks and Corn Husk DIY Projects for your fall decorating.
Be sure to check around at your local farmer’s market for free corn stalks. It is a great way to save money on fall decor if you can get your corn stalks for cheap or, even better, free.
DIY Corn Stalks Tutorials
The first project was How To Make Corn Stalks Topiaries. They turned out to be just the cutest idea.
Next was a garland for the front porch swing. Doesn’t it look great with twinkle lights at night?
I shared How to Add Corn Stalks to Planters for Fall on the Front Porch Ideas. In addition, more were added to the garland above the front door.
Even the shiplap tree got a few, along with pumpkins and pinecones, for the screened-in porch fall tour.
Finally, the coffee table centerpiece was filled with corn stalks and gourdes on The Bloggers Best Home Tour.
Now let’s move on to the pumpkin tutorial.
Supplies for Corn Husk Dollar Tree Pumpkins
Begin by painting the foam pumpkin white.
If you have an abundance of corn husks, you may cover the pumpkin completely, and the original color will not be seen. As a precaution, I paint mine first.
Once the paint is dry, remove the foam pumpkin stem.
Use a knife to cut the hole approx—the diameter of your wooden stick.
Paint the Corn Husks
If your husks are very dry, you will need to dampen them to make them pliable.
I used water and white chalk paint to dampen them. I don’t recommend using paint alone because it will dry quickly and be more likely to crack.
Paint the mixture on both sides and cut into strips that reach slightly more than 1/2 way around the pumpkin.
Attach Corn Husks to Foam Pumpkin
While the corn husk is still damp, turn the pumpkin upside down and add strips with the ends overlapping. After you have several layers, use a floral pick to attach them to the bottom of the pumpkin.
Wrap the husk around the pumpkin and push the other ends into the hole where the stem was previously.
Once the entire pumpkin is covered, place the wooden stick into the hole to secure it. If necessary, add additional floral picks to hold in place.
Be careful to cover any exposed picks with additional corn husks.
Dollar Tree Pumpkin Now
The rustic pumpkin looks great with neutral decor.
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Display with other fall decorations.
Check out this Fall Home Tour and see if you spot the corn husk pumpkin.
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