Today I’m sharing how to make an easy Indian corn wreath which is is easy and fast. Immediately, this wreath says fall. This fall wreath also works for all home decors.
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I have memories of being a young girl and going to Tice’s farm in northern NJ. One of the first crates we would see is a large crate full of Indian corn. My mom always grabbed it to hang on our front porch to signal fall is on its way. So, this, fall Indian corn wreath brings up great memories.
Sadly now, this farm is gone but the memories are still with me. Because of the fact I was fairly young I have few memories. However, the memories of the crowds, the smell of apple cider, pumpkins and the Indian corn are real.
I have the memory of my mom hanging the Indian corn outside even though it wasn’t a fall Indian corn wreath. I also have the memory of her battling with squirrels trying to eat it too. She never gave up fighting with them either and there were times she won.
Indian Corn Wreath Purchasing the Pieces Ahead
Step 1: Now is a Great Time to Purchase the Cobs
So last season for making my fall crafts, I did order my small ears of Indian corn to put aside. I kept them in the shipping box safe and sound in a closet, so they were ready for this fall. It seemed every time my husband went into the closet he’d say, what’s in this box? My answer, I have no idea. Inevitably, my husband would say it’s heavy whatever it is.
Here is where I say, oh that’s the Indian corn I had bought for a project for fall. It actually became funny to us to have this discussion numerous times until now.
Starting To Make My Wreath
Step 2: Wrapping the Form
Because I did have a 12″ metal wreath form, I am using it as my base. As a result of this being metal wrapping it in burlap is necessary. So, the hot glue and cobs have a base to stick.
Another Wreath Form Option
A straw wreath works for this craft project as well.
Laying Out Your Pieces Out First
Step 3: Laying the Pieces for This Wreath Project is a Good Idea
Next, lay out the Indian corn for the fall wreath, generally, to make sure the various colors are spread throughout this seasonal project. It’s also, a great time to heat up your glue gun.
Incidentally, for this fall wreath I am using 29 mini-Indian corn cobs.
Now Begin Hot Gluing the Corn Pieces
Step 4: Adhering the Corn to the Base
Next, I begin gluing an Indian corn cob at 12, 3, 6 and 9 for my fall wreath. I specifically did this to make sure I had my center points correctly, also adding glue 1/4 inch on the back of each piece.
After this step, I continue to add my Indian corn to my round base form making sure each ear is adhered to the wreath form well. It’s that simple and perfect for fall!
The colors are truly beautiful and say HELLO FALL!
I hope you enjoyed seeing this easy wreath craft idea and think about making one for your home. Besides being easy how to make an Indian corn wreath adds subtle color and wonderful texture for the season. This fall wreath can be used as a centerpiece with a glass jar filled with a candle or battery-operated candle too!
I’d love to hear from you and read your thoughts.
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Indian Corn Wreath
- hot glue, glue sticks, wreath form
- 12″ wreath form – metal or straw
- 29 mini-Indian corn