Hey friends! I am excited to share with you how I made this DIY corn husk wreath for this months Thrifty Thursday roundup! It is super simple and totally on trend for this years fall decor! I saw a similar one at Target this year and just knew I had to share how I made mine! I actually made mine last fall but never got around to sharing how I made it. To be honest it wasn’t love at first sight. I had a vision in my head on how I wanted it to be and then when I was done, it just wasn’t it. I am going to try out a little something new this year with it to see if I can fall in love with it more. A little on that later.
How to make a Corn Husk Wreath
This fall wreath is really simple to make and it is a really budget friendly craft! You will only need 4 items – Wreath form, Corn Husks, scissors and a hot glue gun.
You will never guess where I bought my corn husks from…. Ok you might if your recognize the package or if your buy these for other purposes. I found my corn husks in the grocery store! That’s right! I wanted to get my hands on some pretty corn stalks but I knew I was going to need quite a bit of corn husks and then I stumbled upon these corn husks in the Mexican food section in Walmart. I think I paid about $3.99 for the one bag of corn husks and it was more then enough.
Normally these are used to make tamales so they are nice and wide. I wasn’t a fan of how wide they were. I wanted a more organic look and feel so I used my scissors to cut down some of the corn husks so that they varied in size a little bit.
I used a standard 12 inch wreath form and it made a huge full wreath! Keep that in mind if you make one. If you want your finished corn husk wreath to be smaller in width I would use a smaller wreath form. One that is 10 or 8 inches in diameter. You could also cut the corn husks to be shorter if you trim off some of the bottom, because I know not everybody has room for a wreath this spacious!
Now take your glue gun and start gluing corn husks around the back edge of your wreath form. I tried to tilt mine every which way so that they didn’t all just point in one direction. Don’t worry if there are gaps in between the corn husks, You can always go back and fill it in later if you need to.
Then flip it over and start gluing corn husks the same way to the front of your wreath form. Start around the outer edge and work towards the center of the wreath. There will be a small gap between the back of the wreath and the front edge of the wreath where there will be no corn husks. Don’t worry about the space because it will be fully covered up by the other corn husks.
Keep going around your wreath until it is finished and you have a beautiful full Corn Husk wreath to add to your fall decor.
The more I look at my DIY corn husk wreath the more I love it. It has really grown on me. I mean I liked it last fall, but I wasn’t in love with it, which is part of why I didn’t share it. I think stylinging it a bit differently this year has made a difference. I moved it out here to my sunroom and I think it looks so pretty layered with my vintage mirror and vintage washer turned table.
And when I say this wreath is big and full I mean it! It is almost the same width as my vintage washer! But I think that is just what this space needed was a big huge fall wreath to fill up the wall.
My original idea for this wreath was to make one that was a little more worn and aged looking. So I might try and stick it outside for the rest of the fall season and see if I can get the elements to weather it a bit. What do you think? Leave it as is or try and weather it a bit?
Now it is time to check out the other projects in this months Thrifty Thursday roundup! There are some amazing DIY craft projects from these lovely ladies! The projects that they come up with each month amaze me! This is such a creative group and I love it!