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Autumn Wreath: Repurposed Corn Stalk From Garden

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The corn harvest at the Home & Family Show vegetable garden has ended after an extremely hot summer season in Los Angeles.

We enjoyed a few juicy cobs and now it's time to dig up the brown, sun-dried corn plants and repurpose them in my autumn wreath!

Take a look at how simple and affordable it is to make an autumn wreath from upcycled corn stalk parts. 

 

If you want to learn how to grow corn successfully in a small garden, visit my other blog, Foodie Gardener.

 

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Home & Family vegetable garden and corn patch in September.

 

MATERIALS FOR CORN STALK AUTUMN WREATH

Corn stalk parts cut and separated- tassles, corn husk leaves, old corn cobs left on the stalk

Straw wreath- $3 at Joann's

Twine

Floral pins

Dried flowers, ribbons and other decorative materials

Water bottle to spray materials if dry and brittle

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS

 

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1. Cut cornstalk and separate the tassles, leaves and dried leftover corn cobs into different piles.

 

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2. Bundle 5 to 6 corn leaves of similar size together with twine.

    Make as many bundles as needed to fill the straw wreath as full as you like it to be.

 

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3. Tie leaf bundles around the straw wreath in a clockwise direction.

 

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4.     The first layer of the Fall wreath is complete.

        You can add more leaf bundles if you like.

 

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5. Add the corn tassles on top of the corn leaf layer.

   Make the tassle layer as full as you like, adding more layers.

 

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6. Decorate your corn wreath with dried flowers, seedpods, ribbon, and other decorative materials.

 

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Cristina and Mark decorate Shirley's autumn wreath using a glue gun to add dried flowers and ribbon.

 

 

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Shirley stands by her autumn wreath made from repurposed corn stalks from the garden!

 

That is it!

 

Hang your autumn wreath with pride!
If you didn't grow corn, you can purchase corn stalk bundles at your local pumpkin patch for approximately $8.

You will need 2 corn stalk bundles for a wreath like mine.

 

Have fun and Happy Fall!

 

Watch my Autumn Wreath segment as seen on the Home & Family Show!

2 Comment

  1. Thank you for visiting EdenMakers and for commenting.

    Shirley

  2. Well done!  Great in so many ways–thanks for sharing this!

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