Thursday, September 13, 2012


Want to make your own fall corn to use in your decor?  Check it...
This awesome faux corn is the brain-child of my amazing friend Judy.  It is so much fun to have a talented friend to craft with!
She sent me a couple of these in the mail and when she was here last weekend I asked her to please teach me how to do this.  I was  so surprised at how easy and quick it was and now I want to show you.
All you need is some paper twist, markers, glue, scissors and either a paper towel tube or a toilet paper tube....or both is you want large and small corn.
Cut your paper twist in 5-6 pieces about 15" for long corn ears and 71/2" for shorter corn ears.  Untwist the pieces.
Using scissors, shape one end of each piece to look like corn husks.  Cover one end of your toilet paper tube with a little bit of the scrap paper twist, so that it doesn't show inside of your corn ear.  Just fold it in half and glue it on the inside and outside of the very end.
Glue your corn husks around the tube, overlapping each piece.
(What I didn't show in this picture is that you'll want about 2" of the paper to stick out past the bottom of your tube, so you can twist the ends of the paper together, when you have them all attached.)

Now you want to make the "corn tassels" that tuck inside the tube.  Take a piece of the unfolded twist and cut it however long you need it so that it can be glued to the inside of the tube and still stick out above the corn husks, but don't glue it in need to give it some color.  Grab a few markers in some green, yellow and red colors and just lightly go over the high spots in your twist, on both sides.  
Then, fringe cut the paper about 3/4 of the way down.
 Roll it up and glue it down in the inside of your tube, making sure that enough of the tassel is sticking out above your corn husks.  Grab the tassels and just kind of give them a twist so that they stay together.  Twist the bottoms of your corn husks together so that it is shaped like a corn ear and they should look about like this.
Wasn't that easy?!  I think it took us about an hour to make 4 of them.  I can think of a lot of things to do with these in my fall decorating, and....they'll keep stored away year after year without molding or falling apart like real corn ears do.  
Excuse me while I shamelessly promote my pallet shelf I made because these faux corn ears look awesome on it!
 I want to thank my good friend Judy for teaching me how to make these and I also want to thank my good friend Kim, because she gave me about 5 miles of this great paper twist.  I introduced you to Kim when I first started can read about her HERE.
She just moved to the outer banks of North Carolina and is living her dream and blogging about it at JunknPretties.  Please visit her and give her a little encouragement from the blog world.  She also does the most awesome furniture makeovers for all of you furniture fans and you really should take a look at her facebook page, HERE, and see some of her amazing stuff.  
I miss you Kim, but I know you are so happy with your toes in the sand!!
(I shamelessly stole your picture....sorry!)
I miss you Judy, but I know you are coming back soon for a marathon crafting visit!
(Look Judy....I have a new picture of you to where you are not eating!)

 How lucky am I to know these two awesome women and to be able to call them my friends???!!!!!
Linking up to any or all of these fine parties:


  1. This is GREAT!!! On my list of things to make for FALL!!! Thanks for sharing!
    BTW, how are the pumpkins growing? I have been out of touch due to a move. Have I missed pumpkin patch updates?
    Have a great Thursday!

  2. This looks so fun! What is paper twist? I've never heard of it.

    1. It is just paper that is twisted tightly and comes in kind of a rope looking coil usually. You can get it in most craft stores and it comes in many colors. Mine just happens to be plain. It's kind of fun stuff to mess with!

  3. So cool, I don't know what paper twist is either :)
    Autumn's a while off I have some time to find great for our Autumn Easter :)

  4. You are very lucky to have such great and crafty friends! This is a neat fall project, too. Thanks for sharing!

  5. So creative! Great job! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Fall link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)

  6. What a fun time crafting. Glad you super talented friend Judy taught you how to make these practically life like faux fall corn ears. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Very cute idea. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I would love it if you would link up to my party on Tuesday called The Gathering Spot. I'm a new linky follower and now I'm going to check out more of your blog :)

  7. Those are really nice! And I love when I have someone to craft with, makes it so much more fun.

  8. OH Danni, those are super duper cute and fun! You and Judy are so creative. And I am jealous of the fun you have together :-) So glad you got to use the twisted paper. Thanks for mentioning me. You and Sam need to come out and see us.

  9. Love these "ears of corn". Thanks for the tutorial. How wonderful to have such great friends! They are a blessings, aren't they?!!! Have a fabulous weekend!

  10. That is one of the coolest ides I have seen for fall decorating! Thanks to your fried for thinking if it.

  11. What a neat project! They look so REAL! WOW! Happy Fall!

  12. Wow, this is so inventive! They look amazing - reminding me of your precious painted fern leaves that I love so much :)

  13. Genius! They look so real! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning!

  14. Oh gosh, I love these! Even I can make them!

  15. Such a fun craft! I just visited Kim's blog and am now a new follower. You're right, she is definitely talented...a pro at making something beautiful out of the not so beautiful! Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

  16. What a great craft! Those look awesome. I would love it you would share them on Super Sweet Sunday at
    Thanks so much

  17. Wow, what a great craft! They look wonderful. Thanks for sharing, you know I have to make some. :)

    A huge thank you for sharing at Bouquet of Talent linky party. I am so thrilled to have you share. HUGS Have a great week.

  18. Oh! I like these! They turned out lovely! :D

    Visiting from Life on Lakeshore Drive :D

    Stop by and see me sometime! :D

  19. Wow, those look great! Thank you for sharing at our Pinteresting Party!

  20. Such a sweet post,Danni! You and Judy are going to have fun during your next marathon crafting visit. I love the Faux Fall Corn Ears on your pallet shelf - no shame on promoting it!

  21. Love this! The tutorial was great! You are so crafty!!

    Come by for a visit!

  22. Just wanted to let you know that this was featured from the Weekend Wonders party! Come grab a button you'd like, you can find it here

    Have a fabulous day!

  23. Wow, you are popular this week! Just stopping by to let you know I featured your awesome corn ears at Best in Show. You go girl! :)
    Thanks so much for sharing. Have a great week.

  24. Judys craft is pretty cute.


  25. This is such a cleaver idea! Would love it if came by and shared it at One More Time Events.. Hope to see you there!