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Easy Cornhusk and Feather Votives

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Here is a very quick project perfect for fall and Thanksgiving – Easy Cornhusk and Feather Votives.

I’m so excited about today’s project! This is another craft that I created in less than 5 minutes! If you have been following us for awhile, it is no secret that I love feathers. I started collecting them as a little girl. Each one is different and unique and has special meaning to me. I subtly incorporate them throughout my home decor – in an antique inkwell, on top of a book or in a seasonal display like my Fall Coffee Table. Today I am sharing how to make easy cornhusk and feather votives.

Recently I entered my grocery store and observed boxes of mini Indian corn being unpacked and displayed at the front of the store. The minis are cute but they didn’t have a place in my decor this year. But – I did notice that the stock clerk was cleaning up cornhusks and throwing them into the empty boxes.

I politely asked him what he was going to do with the cornhusks. He gave me a sideways glance – almost trying to determine how sane I was – and he stated that he was throwing them away. I asked if there was anyway that I could have them…and he gave them to me for free with the store managers approval. Trust me, I’ve learned the hard way that it never hurts to ask.

I left the store on cloud nine. The clerk and the store manager didn’t even wait for me to be out of earshot before saying “What is she gonna do with that stuff?”. I felt like I just got away with robbing the bank! LOL. I didn’t even have an idea of what I was going to use them for – until now.

How to make cornhusk votives

  • Select glass cylinder candleholders or votives
  • Separate cornhusks into individual pieces
  • Lightly wash the husks under running water – this makes them more pliable
  • Using a hot glue gun, glue each strip to the outside of the votive. Be sure to start at the bottom and glue the husk underneath the candle.
  • Trim the top of the husk evenly to the glass
  • Embellish with feathers and raffia

The cornhusk and feather votives are perfect in this fall tablescape.

When the votives are lit, they have a nice mellow glow.

Other feather ideas

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