Cornhusk Votives {and vase}

I’m excited that I finally worked with corn husk.  Indian Corn with its dried corhnusk is a like a symbol of fall.  I {love} it!  The use of dried cornhusks seems limitless.  Wreaths, cooking, decor and so much more!

Corn husk votive and vase with livelaughrowe.comThis simple DIY Cornhusk Votive (and vase) tutorial  can be used for a festive addition to your tablescape as a centerpiece or a decorative accent to your fall decor.    An easy, simple and perfectly ‘fall’ tutorial.  Oh, and did I mention easy?  Let’s grab a few supplies and get to work.

Supplies for Cornhusk Votives and Vase with livelaughrowe.comSupplies Needed:
Dried Cornhusks
Scissors
Votive holders
Canning Jars (for vase)
Ribbon

Cornhusk Votives and Vase Tutorial:
Take two-three dried cornhusks and stand upright along the sides of the votive/vase, overlapping to ensure the glass is covered.  I attempted using double sided-tape, but didn’t have much success.  Keep your ribbon close by and pre-cut.  While holding the corn husks in place with one hand grab your ribbon and tie tightly around the vase/container. I then trimmed the corn husk along the rim of the votive/vase.  Finish by tying with a ribbon.  And we’re done — with these lovely cornhusk votives and vase.

DIY Corn Husk Votives with LiveLaughRowe.comWhat do you think?  Happy crafting…

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    • says

      Hi Laura! I bought my corn husks at the grocery store — they sell it with some of the ethnic foods :) I’ve never really done much decorating with cornhusks, so this was a fun a project. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great week. Hugs!

  1. Lynne says

    Can I just get corn husks from a farm field, remove the corn, and dry them? Do you lay them out under a book or something to flatten them? Any further info about where to get/how to treat the husks would be great. I’ll be in Illinois this weekend, with access to corn! Also, is this the kind of material that you could keep from year to year, like maybe in a ziploc bag, or would I need to get new cornhusks right before a particular party or event? Thanks!

    • says

      Lynne- I always pick up mine at the market, Usually find them in the isle with the tortillas & refried beans. They can be less brittle if you soak them in water for just a few minutes before using them.

    • says

      Hi Lynne! You can certainly buy dry them out by laying in the sun. I bought mine at the grocery store where they sell ethnic foods. I am storing my extras in a ziplock bag — depending on the event, you might want to buy newer husks before. I think that might be a personal call. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a blast in Illinois! Hugs.

    • says

      Thanks so much, Kellie! I couldn’t agree more about the rustic-ness of thanksgiving table crafts :) Have a fabulous day.

  2. says

    Holy cow!!! Great minds do think alike. I actually made some myself & had them ready to post this week. We are so on the same page! :) That is so cool my friend!

  3. says

    What a great idea, Kelly! And they look so easy, so autumn and so cute. I’d love to do this, but one of my daughters took all my fall decor (including my corn) to her home after our Thanksgiving dinner to decorate her home for her Thanksgiving dinner with her in-laws. Still haven’t gotten any back…but that’s ok, love that she liked it so much she wanted to duplicate it…or steal it? lol I’ll be pinning this for next year!
    Debbie :)

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