Corn husk wreaths are a classic fall decorating, but they can be expensive to buy. If you’re on a budget, don’t worry; you can get cheap corn husks and easily make your own rustic corn husk wreath at home. This tutorial will show you how to make a unique rustic wreath that will look great for Fall.
It’s a twist on the traditional corn stalk wreaths because you use the stalk tassel for a rustic, unique fall wreath. It’s perfect for your fall decorating and inexpensive to make.
How To Make A Rustic Corn Husk Wreath
Y’all, I love how rustic and wild this wreath turned out. It takes a good supply of corn stalks to complete a large wreath. However, it can be adapted for a much smaller version.
I have several grapevine wreaths that I foraged from the grapevines growing wild in our woods. The one I used is loosely woven and has been used multiple times for previous wreath projects.
You can see the other supplies listed at the end of the post.
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What Are The Parts of the Corn Stalk?
The corn stalk consists of long corn husks or leaves pointed at the ends. Along the stalk, you will see corn ears which is what the corn stalks are grown to produce.
The top of the stalk has a tassel that is more delicate than the long husks.
When gathering corn stalks from a neighbor’s field, we are careful to only choose those without ears of corn attached.
For this project, you will only need the long corn husk or leaves and the tassels at the top of the stalk.
How To Add Tassels to the Grapevine Wreath?
You want to start with the tassels and attach them around the other edge of the grapevine wreath.
I began by just pushing the stems of the tassels into the wreath. However, some felt secure, and others did not.
Therefore, I recommend adding a small amount of hot glue to the stem of the tassel and pushing the stem into the grapevine wreath.
Allow a good portion of the tassel to extend around the edge of the wreath.
Continue adding tassels until you have completely circled the wreath.
Make Bundles of Corn Husks
Next, begin to bundle approx. 5 – 7 husks by tying them with jute twine. Place the twine at approx. the center of the bundle and leave an excess of string to tie around the grapevine. You will need approx. five bundles, once again depending on the size of your wreath.
Attach Corn Husk Bundles
Next, to attach the bundles lay them on the wreath with the jute twine facing down. Pull the twine around the grapevine and tie it in place.
Add corn husk bundles and overlap the ends, exposing the pointed ends until the wreath is covered.
The Finishing Touches
Finally, add additional husks to the wreath by folding each husk in half. Add hot glue to the folded edge and push it into the grapevine wreath to secure it.
Your rustic corn husk wreath is finished when you are satisfied with the coverage. You can use an S hook to hang in your desired location.
Supplies for Corn Husk Wreath
- Full Corn Stalks with Approx. 40 Tassels and Multiple Husks depending on size of your grapevine wreath
- Grapevine Wreath – mine is 22 inches in diameter
- Jute Twine
- Hot Glue
- S Hooks
- Corn Stalks with tassels and husks(amount will depend of size of wreath)
- Grapevine Wreath
- Jute Twine
- Hot Glue
- Hot Glue Gun
- S Hook
- Add Hot Glue to the stem of the Corn Stalk Tassels
- Push the stem into the grapevine wreath until the outside edges are covered
- Tie bundles of 6-7 corn husks together with jute string. (approx. 5-6 bundles)
- Tie the bundles onto the grapevine wreath with jute twine.
- Overlap the bundles so that the pointed ends of the husks are exposed.
- Fold individual husks in half and add hot glue to the fold.
- Push the folded husks into the grapevine to fill any exposed areas.
- Continue until the grapevine is completely covered and you have your desired fullness.
- Hang Wreath with S hook
Most of my supplies are foraged; therefore, the project was almost free. However, if you need to purchase a grapevine and/or corn stalks, the cost to make will increase.
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Richland Grapevine Wreath 18"
6 Pieces, Brass S Shaped Hooks, Gold Coat Clothes Towel Hangers, Kitchen Pots Pans Coffee Cups Rack Hooks
Ryobi 18-Volt ONE+ Cordless Full Size Glue Gun with Charger and 18-Volt ONE+ Lithium-Ion Battery (Bundle)
KINGLAKE 328 Feet Natural Jute Twine Best Arts Crafts Gift Twine Christmas Twine Durable Packing String
Hang Your Corn Husk Wreath & Enjoy
The finished wreath measures 48 inches and requires a substantial area to hang.
This wreath now resides in our outdoor kitchen in preparation for an upcoming dinner party.
It’s rustic and wild, but I love it.
I’m adding a few dried gourdes to the outdoor kitchen to complete the rustic feel.
I hope you have enjoyed this Fall Corn Stalks Series. If you missed any previous tutorials, here are the links for your convenience.
- Corn Stalks Topiaries
- How To Make A Corn Stalks Garland
- Dollar Tree Pumpkin Covered with Corn Husks
- How To Add Corn Husks To Fall Planters
- 8 Corn Husk Crafts and Cheap Corn Stalk Decor Ideas
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