DIY ~ Fall Corn Cob Wreath
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!
Very pretty, Barb. And I like that it’s recyclable for the birds!
Thank, Jaine! I had fun figuring this out and putting it together rather than buying the expensive one!
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!
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?