Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Corn Husk Wreath


I was inspired by this Martha Stewart wreath and decided to create my own.


After purchasing my supplies I was ready to go!
-a straw wreath (no need to unwrap)
-dried corn husks (purchased at an international food market)
-approximately 3 packs of U pins (purchased at a craft store)


I followed Martha's tutorial and started layering the husks after soaking them in water for about 10 minutes.


  It wasn't hard to do, a little time consuming, but not hard at all!  The steps go a little quicker if you're listening to music or catching up on DVR'd shows, while you build your wreath.



The closer you stack the husks,  the fuller your wreath will be.



While I was at it, I decided to add a touch of Fall to my tabletop.


Can you tell the fake pears from the real ones?



These guys are the fake ones!


 And these, are totally edible!


Happy Fall!

*Thank-you so much to Michelle @ Someday Crafts , Stephanie Lynn @ Under The Table and Dreaming and The CSI Project for featuring my wreath on their blogs!

60 comments:

  1. I love this wreath, and it looks perfect in your space. I love elegant fall decor!!

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  2. Great job on the wreath Brandi,those faux pears are so realistic I wouldn't have known that they were not real. You better be glad that I don't live near you, or you might find that gorgeous terrine has gone missing lol. Just kidding...sorta.

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  3. your wreath is LOVELY!!! My jaw dropped open, I adore it!

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  4. Wow-great job!! Your wreath looks Fab-especially love the cranberry sprigs for a hint of color!!

    Your Fall decor is beautiful!

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  5. Okay Miss Brandi....stop crafting I can't keep up with. You are rocking and rolling this week and its only Wednesday. I love the wreath it looks fanstastic!!

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  6. WOW! This is on my to-do list for sure!!!

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  7. Looks great! I am now hungry though and feel I need a pear. I absolutely LOVE pears!

    Haley @thedistractedblogger

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  8. I have wondered how these wreaths were made..this is beautiful! Love the fruit and stand too. :D

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  9. Brandi, the wreath is gorgeous! I love how you put it together. All of the pears are lovely ~ great arrangements.

    I love the stick vase!!

    Stop by ~ there's a giveaway going on.
    xo
    Pat

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  10. Wow, your wreath looks awesome. Well done!

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  11. Brandi, you did a wonderful job on your wreath, you should be proud!

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  12. Great job on your wreath! I am obsessed with cornhusks lately...love it!

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  13. CA-UTE!!! I thought corn husks could only make me happy in the form of tamales but I was wrong! Gotta love Martha!
    Kelle
    xoxo

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  14. Oh wow! This is gorgeous! What a wonderful addition to your home for fall.

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  15. I love your wreath! You did a fabulous job ... Martha would be proud! And, your other Fall touches are lovely ... love the pears in your tureen! *Becca* (new follower)

    www.adventuresindecorating1.blogspot.com

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  16. Beautiful! Plus, the photographs of them are just gorgeous.
    m.

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  17. gorgeous! did you see those corn husk pom poms around? i want to make them.

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  18. You did a wonderful job! I love your fall décor.

    ~Mrs. Delightful
    Ourdelightfulhome.blogpsot.com

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  19. It looks like it belongs in a magazine. So pretty! New follower.

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  20. I love your wreath, Brandi. It looks perfect on the mirror. And the pears in the ironstone dish are to die for! I just love decorating with pears! Visiting you from At The Picket Fence. Take care.

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  21. Such a pretty and full wreath! Love it for fall- the best of all seasons, IMHO. Visiting from the Fence... :-) Sue

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  22. Your wreath looks great. What a wonderful inspiration and so perfect for autumn decorations. You have done a super job!!!

    Hugs
    Tine

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  23. It's beautiful! I love it on the mirror too.

    I couldn't tell the difference with the real/fake pears. :)

    Have a great day!
    Pam

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  24. Your home is beautiful (if that's your home)! I love the texture of the wreath. Lovely...

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  25. This is awesome!!! What a great idea!!!

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  26. I adore this so much that I already went to the store this morning to buy my corn husks! I can't wait to make mine...Thank you so much for the inspiration; your wreath is GORGEOUS!

    -MJ @ MD School Mrs.

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  27. Such a cute wreath! Though it's very past my craft capacity. Yet I could decorate with pears. I totally guessed wrong.

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  28. Hi Brandi!! I absolutely love your wreath! I made the same one a few weeks ago and have so enjoyed having it hanging up this year. Yours is just gorgeous and we are so glad you shared it with us at Inspiration Friday!
    Vanessa

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  29. I've been wanting to make this wreath too! I haven't found the corn husks yet, but as soon as I do, it's going up. I found you on Serenity Now and I'm a new follower! I hope you'll follow me back, but no pressure! :-)

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  30. Oh wow, that is one gorgeous wreath. I really like the berries as well, nice touch.

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  31. What a great wreath!!!
    And I love the pears!! :)

    Stopping by from Serenity Now!

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  32. Simply gorgeous!!! I WANT ONE!!! Guess that means I better go shopping...

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  33. This is a fabulous fall variation that I hadn't seen yet. Way to go!!

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  34. It looks like Fall has arrived at your place in a big way! Your home looks so warm and inviting-great job!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  35. Hi Brandi ... what great use of husks... very lovely... it looks so synchronized with the fall decor ...inspiration for me... I archive your this post for my future project....thanks a lot for sharing...
    Visit me if you can
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Love
    Farah

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  36. Darling wreath Brandi. The autumn fruit really adds too...great job!

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  37. I'm drooling with your wreath, wow, you're better than Martha! I think I'm going to try it too, but I'm not as good as you with my hands, you did a stunning job sweet Brandy. Have a sweet week.
    FABBY

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  38. Wow, Brandi! Yours is incredible..it has more dimension to it. The fruit - well, I could not pick out the real from the fake.

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  39. I love fall and all of its decor. :) That is a beautiful wreath and the faux pears look so realistic!

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  40. This wreath is beautiful - I have some burlap that I'm not using that I could use in a similar way! :)

    BTW - Love the name of your blog, I totally loved that song in 6th grade! LOL

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  41. Brandi, I love the texture and layers of the husks. Looks great.

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  42. Love your wreath and it looks so nice with the mirror background!

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  43. Brandi, I just love this wreath. It is such a great seasonal accent. Thanks for the great directions!
    Yvonne

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  44. What a gorgeous wreath!!! Super job! I am visiting from Wow Us Wednesdays - so glad I stopped by :-)

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  45. I have seen these around, and I *want* one! Maybe a good project while a movie is on?? Yours is lovely!

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  46. Hey Brandi! This is a FABULOUS wreath! So very creative! Thank you so much for commenting on my blog so I can find your! I am you newest follower!

    Have a great weekend!

    Tiffany {Living Savvy}

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  47. How beautiful. I'm impressed! Thanks so much for linking up to Fabulous Friday. Please do come back next week!

    Warmly, Michelle

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  48. Wow, it's very elegant. I love the wreath. I am going to have to try this one! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  49. This wreath is gorgeous!!! I don't think I would have the patience though. I may add this to my list to try next year. I can't wait to see what you come up with next. You are such an inspiration!

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  50. Absolutely charming gorgeous and elegant!
    LOVE IT!

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  51. OH! Your corn husk wreath is GORGEOUS! I love how full it is, too...It's just beautiful! :) I also need to say I love that picture of the pears and moss in the ironstone that you set on top of a stack of books! I will have to remember this. :)

    Blessings,
    Jenni

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  52. Another great project, Brandi! Thanks for linking up to The "Autumn Décor" Talent Scouting Party at WhisperWood Cottage!

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