I am way overdue to show you the fall decor in our house. I promise to have that to you tomorrow! The weather’s been crummy here, so I haven’t taken a good outdoor shot.

I’m always up for a good craft project. I especially like one I do on my own (without instructions) that turns out looking halfway decent!  Oh, and just so you know, Matt was away this past weekend, so I was in super duper craft mode. I have several crafts to share with you in the next few days!

This fall craft was inspired by this page in my Pottery Barn catalog.

PB Magazine

I thought it exemplified everything I love about fall: candles, warm colors, crunchiness. Here’s what you need to make a homemade version of this Pottery Barn magazine decoration:

Glass candle holder,Indian corn with husks, a candle, and some string/twine. You will also need some rubber bands, scissors, and a hot glue gun (these aren’t pictured)

Supplies

First, you want to fold the husk part of the corn up, around the corn and place a rubber band around the corn and husk. I didn’t have any rubber bands, so I had to use hair ties. Don’t judge!

Rolled husks

Next, you’re going to hot glue the corn husks to the bottom part of the glass candle holder. I found that the key to this was to use a lot of glue and to get as much glue as possible on the corn part instead of the husk part.


glue

Here’s what it should look like when you are done:

glued husks

The cut off all the rubber bands and glue down any stray husks. Next, wrap your twine or string tightly around the center of the husks, making sure to tie it really tight to pull everything together. Keep wrapping and trying until you get the look you want.  Place a candle in it and viola!

Finished

Fall at its finest!

Here’s a price breakdown with where I got the supplies:

Glass candle holder  – Dollar Store   $1.00

Corn – Publix  – $1.99 per bunch (used 4 bunches)

Candle – Dollar Store  $1.00

Twine – already had

Total: $9.96

Not too bad! I really think you could find the corn cheaper somewhere other than the grocery story, but I didn’t have a chance to hunt them down.  I really like the way it turned out! Happy Fall!

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