Dyed Corn Husk Pumpkins

October 7 2022

Craftopia S2 winner and magic maker Nikk Alcaraz of @practicalpeculiarties created these corn husk pumpkins to dye for this fall. It’s a creative way to add a warm glow to your space, it gives a nice transparent color for light to shine through for ultimate fall vibes.

  • Dried Corn Husks
  • Rit All-Purpose Dyes
  • Empty Toilet Paper Roll
  • Battery Operated Fairy Lights
  • Hot Glue Gun + Sticks
  • Container for Dyeing
  • Paper Towels
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Curling Iron
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  1. Cover table with plastic. Gather supplies.
  2. Fill container for dyeing with very hot water, enough to submerge corn husks.
  3. Shake dye bottle before pouring. Wearing rubber gloves, add 1 to 2 cups of your favorite Rit All-Purpose Liquid Dye and stir well.
  4. Test dye color by dipping a paper towel or square tree directly into the dyebath. If color is too light, add more dye; if color is too dark, add more water.
  5. Dip corn husks into the prepared bath. Let sit for 5 minutes or until desired color is achieved.
  6. Remove the husks from the dyebath and place on paper towels to dry.
  7. Rip dry cornhusks into thin strips.
  8. Wrap toilet paper tube with fairy lights to create the center base of the pumpkin.
  9. Using the hot glue gun, secure corn husk strips to the top and bottom of the center base. Repeat until it’s fully covered.
  10. Tightly wind one strip of cornhusk to create stem of pumpkin and adhere to top.
  11. Curl remaining tail of the stem with a curling iron.
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