If you search the internet for a corn husk wreath, a compete wreath can be purchased anywhere from $50 to $200 depending on the size and quality. But the cheapest way to have one would be to get creative and make it yourself.
While there are many videos on YouTube to show you how it’s done, we turned to Martha Stewart for direction.
According to her website, here is what you need to get the job done:
- Corn husks
- Bowl of water and paper towels
- Straw wreath
- T pins
- Glue gun
Martha gives these step by step directions:
- Dunk corn husks in water, blot slightly on paper towels, and wrap around wreath, overlapping edges of husks to form a first layer that covers straw entirely. Secure undersides of husks with T pins as you go.
- To shape radiating husks: Dunk husks in water, blot slightly, and temporarily pin to wreath so they dry naturally in draped, curled, or undulating shapes. Go around the wreath, creating several layers. Let radiating husks dry a few hours.
- Permanently attach radiating husks a few at a time, using glue gun to position on wreath. Attach in layers, tucking additional husks behind until you reach desired fullness. As you go, use scissors to trim husk lengths and widths.
We also found this video to making the wreath from scratch.