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Dyed Corn Husk Wreath

The Guilty Crafter's Dye-I-Y studio

By Angela Daniels

October 7, 2016

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Project Description

This wreath is super quick to make and super low cost. You can dye the dried corn husks you find in the grocery store and quickly soak the husks in Rit dye to match any decor. I was inspired by a rustic, no-color version I saw on the Martha Stewart website but love my color version.

 

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Prep, dyeing & Rinse time: About 2 hours

Rit Products Used

 

You'll Also Need

  •   wreath form

  •    pins

  •   4 gallon pot

  •   measuring spoons

  •   paper towels

Step By Step

  1. Corn husks can usually be found in your local grocery store. They are traditionally soaked and used to make tamales. If your grocery store doesn't carry them, you can find them on Amazon.com

  2. A wreath form will help you shape your wreath easily. I used a straw wreath form from Jo-Ann stores. The first step is to soak the corn husks in warm water so they are pliable and will form around the wreath. I completely covered the wreath by wrapping it in plain, un-dyed corn husks. I pinned each corn husk to the wreath using straight pins.

  3. To add color to my wreath, I created a small dye bath of the 2 colors I used (Aquamarine and Camel) and soaked a few accent pieces of corn husks in each bath and then rinsed in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel.

  4. Once you have the corn husks laid out (and still damp and pliable), simply pin them into place on the wreath using straight pins. That's it! Very easy and economical.

  • http://www.theritstudio.com Dianne Giancola

    Very pretty!!

 

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