• DIY ~ Fall Corn Cob Wreath

    Posted on October 18, 2013 by in DIY home and garden craft projects, Things that inspire me in the garden
    Here's the corn cob wreath I spotted in a garden center for $15 ! http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/diy-fall-corn-cob-wreath/

    Here’s the corn cob wreath I spotted in a garden center for $15 !

    My version of the corn cob wreath made for just $4.00 ! http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/diy-fall-corn-cob-wreath/

    My version of the corn cob wreath made for just $4 !

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    While buying some winter pansies this week at a local nursery, I spotted a wonderful corn cob wreath. The price was too high at $15 for my wallet, so I decided to recreate it. Since I don’t grow corn, I had to purchase some, but it was only $4 for two bunches of Indian corn. I chose a larger bunch with five ears of corn in darker colors and a smaller bunch in lighter colors.

    You will need the following materials: 5 large ears of Indian Corn, 2  ears of small Indian Corn, about 30 inches of wire or a straightened wire coat hanger, an electric drill and wired burlap ribbon.

    I started by snapping each large ear into three pieces (a total of 15 pieces) and then drilled a hole through each one. Make sure the hole you drill is large enough for the wire. Do the drilling over a piece of wood, so when the bit breaks through the end it doesn’t damage your work table. ¬†Make a twist at one end of the wire before threading the corn pieces so they stay on. Once all the drilled pieces are threaded, twist the wire end pieces together to form a circle. Now attach the small corn pieces using some wired burlap ribbon (which I had on hand!).

    Your wreath is ready for decorative seasonal use and will double as a pretty fall birdfeeder too!

    After breaking the large Indian Corn into thirds, drill a hole through each piece and insert the wire. http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/diy-fall-corn-cob-wreath/

    After breaking the large Indian Corn into thirds, drill a hole through each piece and insert the wire.

     

     

    Twist the wire ends together to make a circle. http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/diy-fall-corn-cob-wreath/

    Twist the wire ends together to make a circle.

    Tie the smaller Indian Corn on with wired burlap ribbon. http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/diy-fall-corn-cob-wreath/

    Tie the smaller Indian Corn on with wired burlap ribbon.

    Corn Cob Wreath finished & ready to hang ! http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/diy-fall-corn-cob-wreath/

    Corn Cob Wreath finished & ready to hang !

     

4 Responses so far.

  1. jaine gayer says:

    Very pretty, Barb. And I like that it’s recyclable for the birds!

    • Barb says:

      Thank, Jaine! I had fun figuring this out and putting it together rather than buying the expensive one!
      Happy Fall!
      Barb

  2. Gretchen says:

    Love this! So fun to make things our own!!! I will try it and add a small strip of burlap (or corn husk) knotted between each piece of corn. I am surprised the coat hanger didn’t bend – I think my dry cleaners might use wimpy hangers!

    • Barb says:

      Happy you stopped by today, Gretchen! Love the idea of adding some corn husk or burlap between the cob pieces too! Laughed about your hangers, the project is fairly light so yours might be fine. I’d love to see your version when you get it done, share?
      Happy Fall!
      Barb

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