Reader P.J. from The Impulsive Crafter submitted this lovely Autumn craft project. Made from supplies you can buy at the grocery store (corn husks used to make tamales), this organic wreath will last a long time. It's simple, elegant, and very easy to make.
What You Need
Wreath Form (like this straw one from Amazon)
Bowl with Water
Glue Gun with Glue Sticks
Corn Husks, used for making Tamales
- Assemble wreath form, corn husks, and glue gun.
- Get a dunking station ready. Line up corn husks, a pan with water, and paper towels. Dip the brittle husks in water to soak for a few minutes. Now they will be pliable enough to bend easily.
- Pat the husks dry and begin wrapping and gluing them around your wreath. Use plenty of glue.
- When your wreath is fully wrapped, allow it to dry. As the husks dry, you may notice some wrinkling and other changes in texture.
Begin gluing corn husks with the point angled out, pinwheel style. This time, since you aren't trying to bend the husks, you don't need to soak them in water. Then keep gluing the husks, overlapping them slightly.
Keep gluing husks around and around until you like it. P.J. ended up using about three layers of husks. For the first layer, she left the husks as is, but with the second and third layer, she tore the husks into thinner strips.
Finish with ribbon if desired.
For more instructions, along with photos of the process, head over the The Impulsive Crafter and say hello to P.J. while you're at it. Thanks P.J.!