Confused by that title? Well stay with us!!
We promise it will all be clear by the time you get through this post!
First things first.
You didn’t think I could possibly be done coming up with ways to use corn husks in my Fall decor now did you? I’m pretty sure the produce guy gave me the stink eye when he saw me coming. It didn’t help that I took the last 2 bags of corn husks but, what’s a girl to do when she has another corn husky idea?
I give you my version of a Corn Husk Garland!
Now, please don’t judge my slightly unorthodox crafting skills.
I am part of the “winging it” breed of crafters!
I tried many different ways to get those corn husks (you’ll need 2 bags) attached to a piece of twine and some of them weren’t pretty…believe me!
But in the end, I found that good old fashioned staples did the trick.
I simply began layering them on top of each other and stapling them to the twine as I went.
As I added a corn husk, I positioned it to cover the staple in the previous one and so on and so forth until I ended up with this winding its way around my dining room.
To add texture I picked up a bunch of wheat from a local garden center.
I gathered them into smaller bunches and crossed one over the other forming an ‘L’ shape and then bound them together with twine.
It added just the right touch of natural texture to my Fall front porch!
And, here’s a peek at some more!
A simple wooden box with a square of linen tucked down in holds an assortment of autumnal treasures.
A lantern filled with sparkly pumpkins and a string of
battery operated lights gives off the perfect subtle glow at night.
I dressed up my outdoor pillows with some leftover orange whispy twine and a felt leaf.
Wrapped up like a present, the leaf almost becomes like a gift tag!
Thanks for letting me share my Fall Front Porch with you today!
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Let’s see…there was one more thing wasn’t there?
Ahhh…yes…something about an Anniversary x 2.
Did anyone notice the new Profile pictures in our Sidebar?
Well, you see, we sisters here at the Fence have a lot in common.
We both drive Honda Pilots.
We absolutely must talk with our hands.
We sound exactly alike on the phone…and in person for that matter.
And, we share the same
Wedding Anniversary Date!
Yep, we just have to share everything.
(Acutally, we just thought it would help our hubbies remember the date by having it on 10/10)
Heather and her Bama Boy were married 19 years ago today
Vanessa and her Yankee were married 13 years ago today
Happy, happy Anniversary to our wonderful husbands!
We love you for so many reasons, including your willingness to put up with the endless phone calls, texting, and face-timing that goes on between our 2 homes.
Don’t think we don’t notice you shaking your heads as you hear us howling with laughter from the other room! But, despite our craziness, you encourage our sister bond and we are grateful to you for it.
You are the loves of our lives…
well…not both of you to both of us….just Bama Boy to Heather and Yankee Boy to Vanessa…ummm…errrr…you know what we mean!
Happy Anniversary(s) Boys!
This Post is Partying Here:
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My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia: Tuesday’s Treasures
DIY By Design: Fall Into Fall
Savvy Southern Style: Wow Us Wednesday
No Minimalist Here: Open House Party
French Country Cottage: Feathered Nest Friday
2805: Potpourri Friday
Common Ground: Vintage Inspiration Friday
Stuff and Nonsense: Friday’s Unfolded
Your porch looks beautiful, Vanessa! And it’s so cool that you and Heather have the same anniversary. 10/10 is a great date, isn’t? I’m guessing that both 19 years ago and 13 years ago October 10 was on a Saturday. Good thing you got married six years apart! 🙂
I’m obviously a follower of y’all’s, but I’m not sure if I’ve ever “liked” you on Facebook–off to check that out right now! 🙂
Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says
Happy Anniversary, ladies! Time sure flies when you’re having fun, doesn’t it?
Kim @ Savvy Southern Style says
Love the husks garland and happy anniversary to you both!!
Lakeshore Cottage Living says
Happy Anniversary to both of you!! Your wedding pictures are so beautiful…they look like something from a cover of a Harlequin Romance book!
I love your front door Vanessa. I knew you would come up with something else that had to do with corn husks. They really are fun to work with and your garland is wonderful. I am going to have to try that too. LOVE the idea of putting the lights inside the lantern…I have been wanting to add something to the outside of the house like that for Halloween.
It is rainy here (finally) and I am so glad to stay inside today and catch up on blogging! It is so fun to visit!!
Heather -I was married in the same year as you…only three weeks earlier. Love the front porch. Happy anniversary to all four of you!
Love your fall porch. Great ideas-the garland, pillow and lantern are wonderful. I really like your wreath, too.
Susan (My Place to Yours) says
Autumnal touches … you’re just not running out of them are you, Vanessa? Looks like you’re having fun!
Happy Anniversary to both of you and your two guys! 10/10 is an easy date for me to remember; it’s the day my firstborn arrived – 29 years ago today. Happy celebrating to all!
I love your corn husk garland & I especially love the wheat corners. They add the perfect finishing touch.
My hubby & I are celebrating our anniversary today too! Like Heather, it’s 19 years for us as well.
Happy Anniversary to you both!
ℳartina @ Northern Nesting says
Happy Anniversary Girls!! Vanessa your front porch looks fantastic and I love the corn husk garland you made! Have a great week, Martina
Lisa @ Before Meets After says
Happy Anniversary! That is too funny you share the same day 🙂
The garland is gorgeous. Happy Anniversary! Have a wonderful day 🙂
Really love that corn husk garland. That looks like something you’d read about in BH&G magazine. The added wheat at the corners is the perfect touch too.
Debra @ Common Ground says
Happy, happy Anniversary Gals! Love your fabulous wedding photos! Have a wonderful day you guys! xoxo
Honey at 2805 says
Happy Anniversary to you guys and dolls!
How sweet is that?
You share a very special bond indeed!
Happy wishes to you both!
Love the pix!
Congrats and Happy Anniversary!
All About Vignettes says
I love your porch. I’m definitely stealing the pumpkins in the lantern idea. Thanks.
You sisters remind me of my mother in law and her sisters. They are hilarious when they are together. All of them are very special women. I love love love them.
I think the idea of having the same wedding date is soo cute!
Vanessa, You crack me up! Happy Wedding Anniversary to ALL of you~ Sure do like your front porch and all of its trimmings. The door garland is precious. I try to get my corn husks from the farmers. I cut the stalks down with my trusty loppers and then take any corn left on the stalks up to the pigs! LOL
Michele Smith says
How great is that! Happy Anniversary to all of y’all!
Your garland is fabulous!!!
You make Fall look so glorious!!! Happy Anniversary and cheers to a lifetime of happiness!
Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing says
Beautiful Garland, and Happy Anniversary to you sweet girls…gorgeous pictures!
Sheets on the line, love in my heart. says
happy anniversary!! love the corn hush! what a great idea!! you are amazing!
I said it on FB, but Happy Anniversary to both of you sweet girls and your wonderful husbands! Your wedding pictures are great!
And that front door looks great, the garland and all the fall touches are perfect!
Happy Anniversary to both of you! I love your fall porch, it is so pretty! The swag is gorgeous and so creative. I have a screen door and so I cannot do something like that, unfortunately.
The DIY Show Off says
The garland is so creative and what a welcoming entry way!
Happy Anniversary, girls!
Happy Anniversary to both of you. How cute is that…you both have the same anniversary! You both made gorgeous brides, but I just love brides and wedding. I cry no matter who is getting married…enough with the mushy stuff.
That front door of yours is pretty amazing…what a great use for corn husks. Oh, and I stole your pillow wrapped in twine idea, hope you don’t mind. Didn’t want to buy new pillows for the autumn porch so I just tied mine up!
You guys are just so much fun!
Beeee-yooo-tee-ful Brides! Both of you! I think it’s so wonderful that you have the same anniversary. I like the 10/10 date, too.
I love your corn husk garland. Since you got me all husk addicted, I keep thinking of ways to use them too.
Stink eye… lol
Kathryn Ferguson Griffin says
Love all the fall decor! And, Happy Anniversary to both of you! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
Beautiful garland 🙂 and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO BOTH OF YOU!!! Beautiful pictures!
Happy Anniversary !! What beautiful brides you were (and still are) !! And, Vanessa (a/k/a “Corn Husk Queen), I’m totally lovin’ your fabulous Fall front porch. The garland is genious … you make it look so easy and the wheat was a great addition to it in the corners. And, of course, I love the pumpkins in the lantern. Oh, and, for a second, your watermark looked liked you had added a vinyl “At the Picket Fence” across your front door! LOL … go look … actually looks kinda cool. xoxo
Linda Jordan says
Happy Anniversaries! 10/10 is a great date, hehe [it’s my birthday, lol]. Also, your front door looks amazing!
Happy Day AFTER your anniversary! Thank you for sharing this at the “Meet Me Monday” linky party! Love your garland and I cannot wait to see if I can think of anything crafty to do with corn husk! You are no longer the non-crafty kind of girl. You do know that right? Great job! Love, Me http://www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com
Happy Anniversary to you both! Kinda late on the wish ~ Vanessa the corn husks are getting even more popular. Great look!
Oh, Vanessa, I DID notice the new pics in the sidebar first thing!
19 years! 13 years! Congratulations!
It’s hard to forget each other’s anniversary, isn’t it?
I drive a Honda CR-V, talk with my hands, and sound like myself, so can I be the little sister?
I found corn stalks at the local nursery here, and decorated outside with those. I’ll be sharing that as soon as the rain stops…
I love the natural look of the corn husks!
Thank God It’s Fall!
Courtney ~ French Country Cottage says
Love the garland Vanessa and Happy Anniversary girls!! How fun that you got married on the same day!!! I love that! You two really have a special friendship as well as being sisters. Love it. I keep trying to talk my sister into blogging with me… maybe one of these days 🙂
Sherry @ No Minimalist Here says
Hi Vanessa, Your Fall decor is wonderful and I love the idea of the corn husk. Happy anniversary to both of you ladies and the men that won your heart. Thanks for linking to my party.
Very creative corn husk garland idea, and I LOVE it! I really like the addition of wheat at the corners. Cute idea with the lantern, too.
Lina - Fancy Frugal Life says
Just wanted to say Happy Anniversary ladies and this porch is fantastic! I love the corn husks :)Thanks for all your beautiful comments on my blog 🙂
Fancy Frugal Life
once in a blue moon says
your decorations are darling, love how you pet them together~
Love that you used the corn husks as a garland. And hey staples or whatever works, I say!
The French Hutch says
Wow, so much to celebrate here with you. I love the corn husk garland, creative idea. Love your fall decorations, the flowers, and the pillow with the leaf, love it. Congratulations to you both. My son, a bama boy celebrates his anniversary today with his FL bride. I couldn’t have gotten a sweeter DIL. Love y’alls wedding pics………Happy Fall
The French Hutch
Happy Anniversary ladies! You both are gorgeous! I just made a corn husk wreath and have lots of husks leftover, so your garland idea is perfect!!!
Honey at 2805 says
Stopping back by to say I appreciate you linking to Potpourri Friday and help to make the party a success!
The Tablescaper says
Congrats to both of you, or rather all 4 of you. While I like the husk garland, I’m really liking what you did to the pillow. Why don’t you come and link your post to Seasonal Sundays?
– The Tablescaper