Decorating With Indian Corn: How to Make Pretty Farmhouse Fall Decor
Ready to add a touch of autumnal magic to your home?
In today's project, I am going to be decorating with Indian corn to create gorgeous, rustic fall farmhouse decor. Let me show you how this simple yet versatile element can breathe new life into your home this season.
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1. Prepare the Indian Corn
Begin by cutting the rubber bands off your Indian corn bundles and laying them out.
The first task is to remove the husks. Simply twist them off; they should come off easily.
2. Paint the Corn
Now, it's time to paint the corn cobs. I used green gold and rose gold metallic paint for a touch of elegance.
Inexpensive, real bristly brushes work best for this task.
Don't worry about missing kernels; only one side of the cob will show.
Brush on the paint to fill in all the space.
Let the paint dry.
3. Secure Corn with Rubber Bands
Now, let's secure the Indian corn to a glass vase with thick rubber bands.
Place one rubber band near the bottom of the vase and another toward the top.
We'll cover them up so they don’t look odd.
Start placing the corn on the vase, alternating colors for a balanced look.
Adjust the positioning as needed; they might shift a bit, but the rubber bands will keep them in place.
4. Adding Stability with Chicken Wire
To ensure your flower arrangement stands tall and proud, add a layer of stability.
Cut a section of craft chicken wire and bundle it up, placing it in the bottom of the vase. This will help hold the flower stems securely, ensuring they don't topple over.
5. Create the Floral Arrangement
Head to your local store for bouquets of assorted flowers.
Build your arrangement starting with the colorful bouquet flowers.
Remember to trim the stems to the desired length.
My bouquet included sunflowers, some beautiful seeded eucalyptus, and even Queen Anne's lace, even though I knew it might not last long.
6. Conceal the Corn Tops
Now, let's make sure the top edges of your Indian corn are nicely hidden. To do this we will add some filler foliage.
Trim your filler pieces so they are short enough to cover the edge of the vase and droop over the corn tips.
7. Cover the Bands
With the corn cob tops covered and the floral arrangement in place, the finishing touch is concealing those rubber bands.
I opted for a green ribbon with a subtle metallic tinge for added flair.
Wrap it around the rubber bands to cover them completely. This not only secures everything but also adds an extra trim to your container.
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As you wrap up this DIY project and admire your stunning Indian corn vase, remember that creativity thrives when we come together.
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