Now, don’t get me wrong. I love tamales!
And when you go to the grocery store and ask to be pointed in the direction of the corn husks, that is exactly what the clerks assume you will be making with them.
(Don’t go to 4 different craft stores looking for them!
Learn from my wasted time and “duh” moment!)
“Oh, are you making tamales?”
“Nope. I’m making a wreath!”
Silence….blank stare…more silence…
“That will be $3 please.”
I will happily put up with those blank stares though, because I am here to show you:
3 ways to use $3 worth of Corn Husks!
1. Make a Corn Husk Wreath
On Saturday, we showed you two of our Harvest projects and I shared with you that I, after years of saying that I would NEVER make a wreath,
finally caved to the crafting pressure and tackled this Martha Stewart creation.
Other than the fact that I thought it was so beautiful in its simplicity, I’m pretty sure I was also drawn to it when I saw that the instructions were about as basic as they come.
You may recall that I am a bit Craft Challenged!
Here is all you need to get started:
1 bag of Corn Husks (look in either Mexican food aisle or produce section of grocery store)
1 Straw Wreath (I used the smaller size)
2 packages Greening Pins
Soak your corn husks in a large bowl of water for 10 minutes so that they will become pliable.
Tear them into 2 inch strips. Fold them in half and starting on the inside of the wreath and working your way towards the outside, pin them in rows of 4 or 5 across, covering the pins with the next row of husks.
Choose your ribbon and that is all there is to it.
If I can do this, believe me, YOU can do this!
I still had quite a few Corn Husks left and I knew I wanted to carry the
Harvest theme throughout the house.
2. Place in an urn for a simple, yet elegant arrangement.
By tucking some of the remaining husks into this urn, it became the perfect finishing touch for my mantel!
Here is a peek, just a peek mind you, at how it is all coming together.
Would you believe that I still had some corn husks left over after that?
3. Use the Husks in the layering of a Centerpiece.
I’ve had this little clustered arrangement of faux wheat for awhile and knew I wanted to do something different with it this year. My last space to tackle was my dining room table.
I plunked this down inside one of my favorite pots.
Then, using the leftover husks, I layered them around the perimeter.
I followed that up by tucking in pinecones and faux pumpkins, gourds, acorns, etc.
I think it adds just the right Harvest touch to my Dining Room table.
That $3 bag of Corn Husks went a long way!
Maybe next year I’ll actually make some Tamales with them!
Thanks for joining me at the Fence today,
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