I have been trying to post my DIY Indian Corn Wreath Fall Porch for about 2 weeks.
But as luck would have it, we have been hit by rain storm after rain storm, 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.
How to Make an Indian Corn Wreath
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- Wreath Form – I used one of the 9 inch biodegradable craft rings. But a straw or grapevine wreath form would also work.
- Glue Gun and glue sticks
- Mini Indian Corn – about 20
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.
Apply a generous amount of hot glue (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.
Another issue I had, were 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 was also happy that I didn’t get a 12 inch wreath form, because once I placed the corn all the way around, it was plenty big enough.
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!
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