Beautiful wreath made by A.J. Ackleson for Georgia's!
You need three bundles of cornstalks for this project in order to have a good selection of leafy parts.
Gather supplies: straw wreath form, twine or wire, clippers, scissors, florist greening pins and wreath hanger.
Start by determining the approximate diameter you want the finished wreath to be. This is important to know in order to determine the length of the cornstalk pieces to cut. Then, using your clippers, cut the top leafy parts of 4 to 5 stalks and tie them on the wreath form.
Continue to cut and bundle cornstalk sections attaching each bundle by wrapping tightly with twine and forming a clove hitch knot (or a knot of your choice) before adding the next bundle.
To add fluff to each bundle, pull off individual husks from the base of the stalk and add them to the 4 or 5 stalk tops.
The wreath is starting to take shape. Beware, it gets big!
The finished product! It definitely makes a statement don't you think?
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