Friday, September 7, 2012

"Fall" Wreath using Corn Husks!

Good day people!

I hope you're off to a great start to your day!

Todays' post is a new one for me, I've never made a wreath before and I am so glad I made one finally!

I have had this naked wreath in my stash for about a year and have wanted to alter it but just didn't have time for it. For the previous month of August, our "Wild Orchid Crafts" DT  was given a challenge to create something to be a project inspired by Harvest/Fall elements and we needed to incorporate "natural" elements, 
ie. skeleton leaves, raffia, burlap.....stuff like that!  
So I remembered that I've wanted to create something using Corn Husks!! 
Yes, Corn Husks!! why??...well why not!? lol
I grabbed a pack I had in my pantry
This was so much fun to put together, I'll show ya the video of my creating it
 now, then after, the pictures and product list!


I took these pictures outside to get some great natural light! It was later than I wanted but they came out ok.














I Love everything about the FALL season! The colors, the temperature...I don't like the wind here on this side of the state, but it's my home:)

Great Holidays just around the corner to create some new theme inspired projects and new memories with family and friends! I miss my family in Los Angeles terribly, but I thank God for them!!

(Please let me know if you have any questions ok, I'll get back to you as soon as I can!)

Wild Orchid Crafts products used:
1- Wild Curly Roses, my pack is from last year, 
but these are some alternatives I would use:
Deep Ivory
Burgundy
Light Mocha
2-Tone Chocolate
This mixed pack has a gorgeous orange-ish/copper color rose!
2- Mixed Carnations, Earth Tone (FS-00003)
3- Mixed Green Carnations(FS-00002 )
4- 2 tone Wild Tan Roses (PM-00112)
5- Floral Foundations Yellow/Orange (EX-00026)
6- 2 Tone Copper Brown (FM-00027)
7- Large Gardenia Burgundy (FS-00176)
8- Olive Green Roses (FM-00228)
9- Skeleton Leaves, Natural ( LL-00003)
10- Mixed Brown Leaves (SET B, LL-00026)
11- Raffia Maroon Red (AF-00008)
12- Raffia Olive Green (AF-00007)

The Corn Husks can be found in packs at your local market in the Spanish food section! I soaked them so that the dirt can soften and would be easier to clean. I just washed them off and tossed them in the dryer and with some I did have to use a paper towel to get in the crevices so that I could glue them down and they would stay. I was ok with them being a little wet because it makes them more flexible! :) 
Give it a try for your next Fall themed project! 

I also used Burlap from my stash to make the hang loop at the top of my wreath, I just cut a strip and carefully sewed along the edges to keep it from fraying and falling apart. The Maya Road chipboard letters I used can be found here and the Hot Glue Gun Helper kit can be found here! Thanks!

Thanks for coming over, please leave a comment, I really do love to read them!

Have a great day!!
xo, Jules:)