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Fall’s bounty is highlighted in this beautiful Corn Husk Fall Mantel Garland.  Simple to make, with lots of wiggle room for your own creativity and Fall inspiration!

corn husk fall mantle garland

CORN HUSK FALL MANTEL GARLAND

This Corn Husk Fall Mantel Garland project started with a package of corn husks I purchased in the Spring for tamales. There were plenty leftover and I was tired of seeing them in the cupboard.

I always go a little crazy when it comes to my home’s Fall decorations. My collection has grown over the years, with enough for both my indoor and front porch needs.  But, that doesn’t mean I can’t keep adding more!  

As you can see, I interspersed some of my collection to help give my Fall Mantel a “finished” look.  That’s another way you can put your own personal touch on your Fall mantle once you’ve finished your corn husk garland.

If you’d like to have all the instructions in a printable PDF format, I’ll tell you how to get your copy at the end of this post.

 

corn husk fall mantle garland

CORN HUSK FALL MANTEL GARLAND

Most of my Fall accents were purchased from Michael’s Stores.  I love the large selection of Ashland products they have both in-store and online.   But it can be a bit daunting scrolling through all the pages, so I gave you the list of Fall accents I used for my  Corn Husk Fall Mantel Garland.

Feel free to get creative and go “rogue” with a few different choices if you desire.  If you want to customize the colors to coordinate with your room’s color palette, you can purchase a combination that suits your needs.

 

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HOW TO MAKE A CORN HUSK FALL MANTEL GARLAND

First we begin by dyeing half of the corn husks to make our green leaves.  I decided that if the entire Corn Husk Fall Mantel Garland was beige, it wouldn’t have enough impact for a fireplace display. So green it was!

It’s super easy to dye your own corn husks, so let’s get started!

 

HOW TO DYE CORN HUSKS

how to dye corn husks

Supplies –

  • Newspaper or plastic covered work surface
  • Corn husks, rinsed in hot water
  • Liquid Rit Dye in Dark Green
  • Container for Dyeing: Aluminum or glass baking dish, plastic dishpan, or plastic bin are all good options
  • Heavy duty rubber gloves
  • Hot water
  • Glass measuring cup
  • Paper towels

 

  1. Prepare your work area by covering with newspaper or plastic . Gather all your supplies and heat up water for dyeing.
  2. Put on your gloves and mix 1/2 cup of liquid fabric dye with 2 quarts of very hot water.
  3. Immerse husks in dye bath for 20 to 30 minutes, moving around and turning several times during process. The longer they spend in the dye bath, the darker green your husks will become.
  4. Remove husks with metal tongs and let drip over dye bath before placing on paper towels or newspapers. Let dry completely before using in your project.

 

NOW LET’S MAKE OUR FALL MANTEL GARLAND!

how to make a corn husk garland

fall mantel garland craft project

fall mantel garland craft project

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corn husk fall mantel garlandSHOW US YOUR FABULOUS FALL GARLAND!

Now that wasn’t too difficult, was it?  How did your Corn Husk Fall Mantel Garland come out?  We’d all love to see some pics!

You can see my rooster is right a home with my Corn Husk Fall Mantel Garland!  How did you “doll up” your mantel to complete your fireplace display?

Come on over to THE FAB LIFE FACEBOOK GROUP and post your fabulous Fall garland pictures!

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WANT MORE FALL INSPIRATION?

Here’s a few more Fall articles to help you bring some fabulous Autumn into your life!

18 Fabulous Fall Centerpiece Ideas For Your Home

7 Essential Elements For Fabulous Fall Outdoor Living Spaces

 

7 essential elements for fabulous fall outdoor living spaces

 

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