Fall is my favorite time of the year for crafts. I know its not really fall yet, but I can wish, can't I? I can also get an early start in making some end of the summer and autumn projects. Nature is just full of things that are great to use for crafts like pine cones, branches, leaves, pussy willows and my personal favorite: corn husks.
Corn husks are so versatile you can make so many different things with them! I have made all different kinds of toys, some really beautiful home decor items, even some really cute holiday items for Halloween and Christmas.
If you don't know a kindly farmer that will give you his corn husks, you can buy them. Actually, for crafting purposes, buying them is really preferable because they come all the same size, which is very important for some projects like wreaths. When I buy corn husks, these are the ones that I buy, they are inexpensive, not so dry that they fall apart, and they even smell good!
I want to share a few of my favorite corn husk projects that I have made. Dolls, flowers, home decor most all of them are very easy, so don't be afraid to try them!
I got this from the BLDG 25 Blog. This doll is so easy to make and quick too. Check out this easy tutorial!
This tutorial from Positively Spendid, is so simple to do, it's even great for kids! The end result is a really cute tree, that you can decorate in dozens of ways!
Cosmos, daisies, sunflowers and more! With a bit of hot glue, some husks and stems, you can make the most beautiful corn husk flowers. I found this tutorial on Martha Stewart's website.
This adorable witch tutorial can be found on the Everyday Dishes website. With a bit of hot glue and a few other materials, you can have this cute witch adorn your home every Halloween season!
This garland, from the site Domestically Speaking, is very easy to make with just corn husks and a bit of floral wire
Have a great week!
This is a wonderful book that has lots of fun to do projects that are made with things you find right outside your door! Perfect for Sunday crafting after a Saturday nature walk!