How to Make Corn Husk Dolls and Other Corn Husk Craft Ideas
What you can make with corn husks?
Corn Husk Crafts
Corn and corn husks are both classic décor options for the entire fall autumn season. While there are many simple methods for using them as decorations, you can also get more creative with your husks. All of the projects here are inexpensive and relatively easy to put together in a single day's time. Have fun crafting with your kids, put together a girls craft day with your friends, or dive into a project on your own. Happy creating!
Corn Husk Dolls: General Projects
There are numerous tutorials for corn husk dolls. I have included just a small handful of them here. Once you get comfortable with the basic skill set, you'll be able to customize them any way that you like. There are a number of common themes for the dolls, particularly seasonal and holiday themes. I have included specific resources for angel and witch corn husk dolls, but don't feel limited to these ideas.
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Corn Husk Dolls: Angels
Are you looking for a unique angel decoration for Christmas? Save your corn husks during the fall so you'll be ready to put this together right after Thanksgiving. If you have an angel collection that you keep up year round in your home, this will be a perfect addition.
Making Corn Husk Dolls
Corn Husk Dolls: Witches
If you've been looking through the other corn husk doll tutorials already and have been thinking about the witch idea, you probably already have a pretty good idea how you'll put one together. However, the tutorial below does detail how to make witch hair, a hat, and a broom, which is very helpful.
How to make a corn husk wreath
Corn Husk Wreaths
If you have been eying the many wreath ideas on Pinterest the past year but haven't jumped on one yet, this is the perfect opportunity. Most corn husk wreaths are inexpensive and simple to assemble. Although they may not hold up for many years, they don't require too much effort so you can easily make another one if needed. Have you been admiring colored corn husk wreaths? Consider using Liquid Rit Dye to achieve this effect.
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Corn Husk Flowers
Instead of making flowers out of paper, why not opt for corn husks? Add them to a simple vase for beautiful décor for a simple vase that will last all season. The next time you host a baby shower, wedding shower, or other special occasion during the fall, consider using corn husk flowers for table centerpieces. They are also an ideal option for wedding receptions.
Corn Husk Pumpkins
Pumpkins are a natural seasonal choice for corn husk crafts. As they are inexpensive and don't store particularly well, don't worry about keeping this décor from year to year. They'll be a cheery addition to a display with acorns, walnuts, and pine cones.
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Corn Husk Trees
I only found one tutorial for this idea, but I had to include it here because it is so cute. I love large Christmas trees as much as the next person, but I am also a sucker for smaller, decorative trees. Pick a different miniature tree tutorial or two each year to keep building your collection over time.
Corn Husk Garlands
A garland can create a large seasonal presence in a room without a lot of work. Pair the husks with multiple varieties of corn or let the husks shine on their own. If you've enjoyed making corn husk flowers or have started to create corn husk pom poms and aren't sure what to do with all of them, consider creating a garland with them.