DIY Indian Corn Wreath - J. Cathell

DIY Indian Corn Wreath


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DIY Indian Corn Wreath

A DIY Indian Corn Wreath is SO easy to make. I got this idea from my fabulous friend Neelley. She made her wreath using the mini version of the Indian corn and I used the full size. The size of corn you use really just depends on the width of your door and how big you want your wreath to be. Once you make this Indian Corn Wreath, you can use it year after year. My Instacart lady was so taken with it the other day, she voted it the prettiest wreath in Atlanta. She knows what she’s talking about because that lady sees a lot of wreaths 😉


-1 straw wreath

-A glue gun with lots of extra glue sticks

-Indian Corn (I used regular size for my oversized door, but I recommend the mini version) Another great place to buy Indian Corn are pumpkin patches 😉

wreath hanger (or fishing wire – like I used)

tape measure

*hammer and 2 1/2″ nails if you use regular size corn


  1. Measure the width of your door and decide how big you want your wreath. My door is 40″ wide so I used regular size corn to make a big statement.
  2. I laid the measuring tape out on my floor at 40″ and then placed the straw wreath on top.
  3. I laid out the pattern variation of the corn I liked to make sure there was good color separation.
  4. I started glueing the corn down at 12 o’clock, 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock and then 9 o’clock. After that, I glued at 2 o’clock, 5 o’clock, 7 o’clock and 11 o’clock
  5. After those anchor points are glued down, I started filling in the sections between 12-2 first, then 2-3, 4-5 etc, etc. If you aren’t precise about it, then it will look off balance and wonky.
  6. After you have all of the corn glued in place, I cut off the husks of about 3-4 pieces of Indian corn. I then glued some of those pieces in between each piece of corn to cover up in parts of the straw wreath.
  7. If you are using full size corn, this wreath can get very heavy and the hot glue is not enough to keep it in place.  I also nailed one nail through each peach of corn into the wreath to secure it.
  8. After you have secured all of your corn your wreath is ready to hang. My door also happens to be extra thick, so a regular door hanger wasn’t wide enough. Instead, I used a little trick I learned from my mama and used fish wire. It’s a bit more tedious, but you just have to create two loops of the same size and then hang on the corner of each door. BOOM!












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  1. 10.23.17

    This is so amazing! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Allegra xx

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