First of all can I just start by telling you how incredibly moved I am by all of your support and sweet feedback on Wednesday’s post about Ryan’s diagnosis?
Seriously moved over here.
Social media has become a very powerful tool. As I wrote about us, reviewed it, re-reviewed it, hesitated to post it, I just hoped that a positive message would be transmitted. We basically want to take something that we are already doing and that is well-liked and make a contribution with it. So thank you all for your enthusiasm in this fundraiser! It truly means a lot to us.
Now how do I follow that up with a fall wreath?
Well here it is. A mini Indian corn wreath.
In January, after we removed the holiday Douglas fir wreaths from our windows, we saved the metal wreath forms. They look something like this.
I pulled a few out to make mini Inidian corn wreaths. You can buy clusters of the Indian corn at just about any Farmer’s Market this time of year. I laid clusters of 2-3 cobs in between each prong, overlapping one after another. The corn covers the mechanics of the prongs.
The prongs close over the stalks while adding rustic fall texture.
And of course it wouldn’t be complete without a bow! I went with a simple 4 loop bow. The ribbon I used is like a combination of burlap and raffia. It can be found at flowers shops. I also looped the ribbon throughout the wreath.
Indian corn can be really brittle to work with. It naturally wants to disconnect from the stalks so hot glue may be necessary for keeping it in tact. I wouldn’t recommend hanging this wreath outside. It will be gone in no time since the squirrels love Indian corn. Definitely hang it behind a storm door or indoors!