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Wreaths, garlands, and the best outdoor ideas!
There’s a lot to love about autumn: cooler temperatures, pumpkin carving, late season sunflowers, baking apple pie, and watching football on TV, or, even better, from the stands, just the way Ree and the Drummonds like it. There’s also plenty of festive fall décor ideas, including corn stalk décor!
Before you decorate with corn stalks, they need to be dried. Oftentimes, you can find them at your local farmers’ stand. Otherwise, cut the stalks close to the ground and hang them upside down in a dry place away from garden pests like squirrels or possums. They’ll have that bleached, golden color and they’re ready for display. Because corn is pretty much synonymous with the harvest season, the stalks, husks, and even cobs make the perfect material to use in autumn craft projects. That’s why we’ve assembled 30 of the very best corn stalk decorations that you can make yourself.

Love the look of those tall, bunched corn stalks? We have loads of great ideas about how best to use them as part of your outdoor fall decorations. We’ve also found DIY fall wreaths you can make from every part of the stalk, as well as tabletop décor perfect for everything from dinner parties to the big Thanksgiving meal. And did we mention garlands? We’ve rounded up some corn stalk garlands that will look gorgeous draped on door frames, fireplace mantels, and stair railings, or paired with DIY leaf crafts as a table runner. Best of all, they’ll last throughout the season.
The color palette of this entryway is both unexpected and welcoming, with the pumpkins’ pretty pale greens echoing the soothing hues of the corn stalks and wreath.
Get the tutorial at Crazy Wonderful.
SHOP CORNHUSKS

There isn’t much more clever or cute than these brooms made from cornhusks and branches. Group them in a corner of the house, the porch, the patio—anywhere that needs a festive touch of fall.
Get the tutorial at Taste of the Frontier.
Fresh flowers are not only expensive, they don’t last very long, either. Why not fill your home with these stunning blooms made from cornhusks instead? They not only cost nothing to make, they’ll stay beautiful forever, too.
Get the tutorial at The House That Lars Built.
How much do you love these adorable little muslin corn stalks? They aren’t terribly difficult to make—using gauge wire to keep them upright is key—and they’ll last year after year.
Get the tutorial at The Crafty Decorator.
Welcome autumn into your abode with this lovely wreath made of fresh corn stalks. Building up from a grapevine wreath, rather than a wire or foam base, will allow your to use less stalks (and take less time making it).
Get the tutorial at Delia Creates.
SHOP GRAPEVINE WREATHS

Sometimes it really is the small things, like the orange burlap ribbon here that is used to neatly gather the corn stalks. It really completes the look of this sweetly down home-style porch.
Get the tutorial at The Country Chic Cottage.
A sunburst-style grapevine wreath was used to back this otherwise light-as-a-feather cornhusk wreath you’ll want to bring out come autumn year after year.
Get the tutorial at Farmhouse Fun.

For all its simplicity, this Indian corn swag will make a statement on any front door. The raffia at the top of the kernels is a nifty finishing touch.
Get the tutorial at Hearth and Vine.
Rip and crinkle cornhusks and you’re on your way to creating a fab wreath that’s sure to increase your home’s curb appeal. Best of all, you can leave it up through Thanksgiving!
Get the tutorial at Reinvented Delaware.
Using both dried cornhusks and raw ones adds pops of color to this inventive wreath that will bring texture to any space. If you need to soften the dried husks before working with them, you can soak them in water first, then pat dry.
Get the tutorial at Taste of the Frontier.
SHOP WREATH FORMS
Light up those fall nights with this glass candle holder surrounded by Indian corn. Hint: Be sure to use fresher corn for more pliable husks. And trim those husks down to eliminate any fire hazards!
Get the tutorial at Confessions of a Plate Addict.
Decorate your mantle (or the top of a mirror, an archway, or anywhere else you please) with this appealing garland. It requires a bit of patience to make, because you’re going to need to twist a lot of floral wire before you’re done, but the end result is worth it!
Get the tutorial at Domestically Speaking.
There’s something undeniably dramatic about this Thanksgiving centerpiece. Maybe it’s how the textures and colors of the cornhusks, wheat and pheasant feathers contrast each other so wonderfully, without clashing. Whatever it is, it’s downright theatrical and perfect for a holiday meal.
Get the tutorial at Taryn Whiteaker Designs.
Large and in charge, this is a wreath that will turn heads no matter where you put it. Get busy gathering those corn stalks, because you’re going to need about 100 total to create it.
Get the tutorial at The Junk Parlor.
You’re going to have to bust out a power tool for this project (to drill though the corn and gourds), but once you get this jazzy garland strung up, you’ll see the little bit of muss and fuss was waaay worth it.
Get the tutorial at House of Hawthornes.
SHOP STEEL WIRE

Wrap a Mason jar in cornhusks, fill with fall flowers from your garden and give to a loved one. Watch the smile that results. Repeat. Repeat again. And again. After all, who says you need a reason to make your family and friends feel good?
Get the tutorial at Garden Therapy.
You don’t have to hang it inside, but the wispy, feather-like corn stalk tops woven around this wreath’s outer edge give it such a delicate look it seems made for an interior wall. If placed outdoors, just make sure it’s in an area protected from weather.
Get the tutorial at Twelve on Main.
You can’t make pie with them, but otherwise these whimsical little pumpkins might be even better than the real thing.
Get the tutorial at Paint Me Pink.
This blogger beautifully decorated her front porch for fall with corn stalks, and then cleverly continued the theme alongside the garage, typically a forgotten space. The metal pumpkin adds a quirky, vintage-look touch to the scene.
Get the tutorial at House of Hawthornes.
We love the look of this wreath made out of Indian corncobs with the long husks still attached and fluffed outward. Be sure to keep any extra husks to fill in as needed on the wreath form between the cobs.
Get the tutorial at The Sassy Barn.
SHOP STRAW WREATH

Make your next dinner party this autumn extra magical with place cards crafted from glittering cornhusks and feathers. Abracadabra!
Get the tutorial at Design Improvised.
Pumpkins and corn stalks were made to go together, just like cookies and milk, socks and shoes, Ree and Ladd…you get the idea.
Get the tutorial at Mom Endeavors.
There’s only one thing better than corn stalk decorations in autumn, and that’s corn stalk decorations with scarecrows in autumn. They’re perfect on either side of the double front door, along with the other cheery nods to fall that are here, too, like the hay bales and pumpkins.
Get the tutorial at Sustain My Craft Habit.
From vases to votive holders and so much more, you can transform any smaller containers into elegant autumn décor by wrapping them in cornhusks and tying them with an elegant ribbon.
Get the tutorial at Live Laugh Rowe.
This blogger lightly shaded some of her wreath’s cornhusks with navy blue fabric dye, which beautifully offsets the natural wheat color of the rest of it. Then she frayed the ends to give it a full, fabulous look that’s a showstopper even from the sidewalk and street.
Get the tutorial at Taste of the Frontier.
SHOP FABRIC DYE
From the stalks behind the DIY pallet, to the garland hanging over the door, this is one magnificently corny (sorry…we just couldn’t help it) fall display.
Get the tutorial at Taryn Whiteaker Designs.
This take on the popular Indian corncob wreath features shorter, smoothed-out husks for a slightly more constructed feel that’s just as lovely.
Get the tutorial at Cloches and Lavender.
Not only super charming but reusable again and again thanks to the chalkboard, these place cards will make a festive addition to any fall dinner table.
Get the tutorial at Domestically Speaking.
The dried sunflowers, another symbol of autumn, add undeniable zing to this pretty wreath. You can use a dehydrator to speed up drying the blooms, or air dry them. It’ll take about two weeks to air dry smaller flower heads.
Get the tutorial at Hope and Wildflowers.

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