As I was looking at my Fall decorations, I was trying to imagine how to repurpose our decorations that wouldn’t make it until next year. I purposely bought extra pumpkins to decorate knowing I would cook down the pumpkin, freezing it for future recipes and roast the pumpkin seeds. I looked at the Indian corn I purchased not knowing if it would hold together for next year. I thought to myself, that it would be fun to add the beauty of the color variety and texture from Indian corn to a picture frame.
What you need:
- Inexpensive frame (get one with a substanial stand so that it can support the extra weight of the corn)
- Hot glue gun
- 7-8 hot glue sticks
- Small bowl
- 2-3 pieces of Indian Corn with husks
- Old Newspaper
- Scissors (optional)
- Exacto knife (optional)
- Tweezers (optional)
- Spread the newspaper over your work space to protect it from any hot glue drips.
- Remove the kernels from the Indian Corn and place them in the small bowl.
- Put a small line of hot glue on the frame in the corner working your way about halfway down the frame. Quickly, place the kernels on the hot glue, replicating how the lines of kernels are in displayed when the corn is on the cob.
- Continue to work your way across the frame, creating lines of corn kernels.
- After you have completed covering the frame with the corn kernels, twist pieces of the husk and carefully glue it to the inside edge of the frame.
- Repeat twisting and gluing pieces of the husk to the edges of the outside of the frame.
- Once the husk is glued to the frame edges, you will need clean up the strings and excess hot glue around the edges. I used a combination of tweezers, the X-acto knife and scissors remove this excess.
- Insert a fun picture and enjoy!