We are nearing the end of fall here in Central Wisconsin, marked by bare trees, a few snowflakes that melt before they hit the ground and bitter cold air. I brought some warmth inside with a corn husk wrapped candle with the help of Helmar and May Arts, who have teamed up for a two day inspiration parade! I'm the first stop on the second day of the Hop, however, you can find all the details on the May Arts Blog or Helmar's Blog!
1. I started with a few supplies. I purchased a small candle with lid at a local discount store, removed the label and washed it. I also had some corn husks on hand as well as some cut patterned paper feathers and May Arts Burlap String and Raffia.
2. I then soaked the corn husks in a mixture of dish soap and water to clean them from debris. After patting dry I wiped them with a bit of oil to keep them pliable, and removed any excess with a towel.
3. I started the application of the corn husks to the glass by laying a line of Helmar's Craft Glue directly onto the glass. I love this glue. It acts like hot glue without the hot mess and dries just as quickly!
4. I then wrapped the corn husks around the glass, applying more glue as needed, until most of the glass was covered by the husks.
5. The final decoration was to wrap the corn husks with some May Arts Raffia Ribbon (this comes in an awesome, workable spool, not wrapped up in a bag!) and Rust and Dark Brown Burlap String, securing with a bow. Then I tucked the paper feathers in, adhering with a touch of Helmar's Craft Glue.
(This idea originally adapted from Martha Stewart. Please be responsible and do not leave unattended flames, as the corn husk, ribbon and paper are very flammable.)
I also make a card to go along with my candle. A piece of husk was adhered to a card stock using Helmar's Craft Glue and then die cut. After die cutting a few more feathers and stamping a sentiment, I adhered the feathers to the card stock base and tied it all off with some May Arts Rust Burlap String.
Please be sure to comment on any stop along the way as there is amazing prizes of ribbon and adhesive to be won! More details are on the May Arts Blog, and you can find the rest of the blogs from yesterday and today there as well! Your next stop is Martha Richardson!