How To Make An Indian Corn Wreath

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How to make an Indian corn wreath is easy and fast. Immediately, this wreath says fall. This Indian corn wreath also works for all homes particularly, the fall months.

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I have memories of being a young girl and going to Tices 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, 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 an Indian corn wreath. I also have the memory of her having battles with squirrels trying to eat it too. She never gave up fighting with them either and there were times she won too.

Purchasing My Indian Corn A Season Ahead

So last season after 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 next fall. It actually became funny to us to have this discussion numerous times until now.

Starting To Make My Wreath

Step 1

Because I did have a 12″ metal wreath form, I am using it as my base. Wrapping it in burlap for hot glue and Indian corn.

Another Wreath Form Option

A straw wreath works for this project as well.

How To Make An Indian Corn Wreath Laying Out Your Pieces

Step 2

Next, lay out the Indian corn, generally, to make sure the various colors are spread throughout the wreath. Also, this is a great time to heat up your glue gun.

Incidentally, for this wreath I am using 29 mini Indian corn.

Hot Gluing The Indian Corn

Next, I began with gluing an Indian corn at 12, 3, 6 and 9. I specifically did this to make sure I had my center points correctly, Also add glue 1/4 inch on the back of each piece.

After this step, I continue to add my Indian corn making sure each ear is adhered to the wreath form. It’s that simple and perfect for fall!

The colors are truly beautiful and say HELLO FALL!

I hope you enjoyed this wreath and think about making one for your fall home. Besides being easy how to make an Indian corn wreath adds subtle color and wonderful texture for the fall season. This 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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  • Mary Davis Mary Davis on Sep 10, 2021

    Actually, if you cut it in half horizontally and kept the top half on the door it would look like a turkey with the tail wide open.

  • Vada Vada on Sep 17, 2021