I have been trying to post my DIY Indian Corn Wreath Fall Porch for about 2 weeks. Making a fall wreath with Indian Corn or corn husks is a great way to create your own DIY fall decor. All you need are dried mini corn cobbs, a wreath frame, and a sturdy glue. Decorating for Fall is more fun when you make your own seasonal home decor.
But as luck would have it, we have been hit by rainstorm after rainstorm, not to mention the wind. My poor little DIY Indian Corn Wreath Fall Porch has taken a beating but I still love it and thought it was still worth sharing.
DIY Indian Corn Wreath Fall Porch
I have been wanting to make one of these Indian Corn wreaths for a long time! Making your own DIY Fall Wreath is always more rewarding than buying one.
Like any craft I create, I always think it’s going to be so much easier than it ends up being. Not that it was hard, I just didn’t realize some of the problems I would have ran into.
- Wreath Form - I used a Floral Biodegradable ring. You could even cute one out of thick cardboard.
- Mini Indian Corn (about 35-40)
- Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
- Apply a large dollop of hot glue on your wreath form and press the middle of the corn piece onto it.
- Continue and repeat all the way around.
- Straighten the corn husks out as you go.
Because there will be gaps, you can wrap your wreath form with burlap before, or stuff Spanish moss into gaps after.
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I forgot that when working on anything in a circle, you’ll have gaps between the items. So in hindsight, I should have wrapped the wreath form with burlap ribbon or something. I still think it turned out fine, but if you’re a perfectionist, you may be bugged.
This will take more hot glue than you anticipate. Apply a generous amount (be careful…. it’s called a hot glue gun for a reason), then press a piece of corn into the glue and hold for a second. Repeat, working your way around.
FYI – The Wilton cake boards make excellent craft mats.
How to Re-shape Corn Husks
Another issue I had, was the corn husks were really wonky. I should have sprayed them with water and reshaped them. But…. then I doubt it would have make much of a difference because the wind and rain kinda did a number on them anyway.
I used a 9-inch form and it was plenty large enough when finished.
How to Decorate Your Porch for Fall
I filled in the fall porch with mums, pumpkins, and gourds. Lots and lots of pumpkins and gourds. I kind of have a pumpkin obsession this year….. have you seen my Fall Table and how I filled my hutch full of them? Sometimes, you just gotta go with a crazy idea!
To make things simple, I decided a long time ago to plant boxwoods in our front porch planters and just supplement with seasonal flowers. In the fall, I supplement with the cabbage plants and more mini gourds. I may set a few Halloween mice or crows in the mix for Halloween. You can see where I did that on a past Fall Front Porch here.
I always think it’s easier when you look to nature for your decorating inspiration!
Can you use a DIY Indian Corn Wreath Outside?
I use mine on my front door, but we do have an overhang, so it’s not in direct rain. Because it is an unsealed natural product, you wouldn’t want to use it where it came in contact with regular wet weather. I’ll use my wreath starting in September thru Thanksgiving.
How to Store an Indian Corn Wreath
Store your wreath in a large flat box, or large plastic bag to protect from moisture and lay flat. Another option is to to do what I do. I store all my wreaths in my garage, where I hang them on the walls for easy storage. I also never forget what I have this way.