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Corn Husk Angel Ornament

You will need:

  • Several dried corn husks, 6-8" long
  • A styrofoam ball, 3/4" in diameter
  • One 4" length of chenille wire stem
  • One 2" length of chenille wire stem or a piece of wire
  • Thread
  • Ribbon
  • Corn silks, carefully removed from a fresh ear of corn
  • Stiff paper (for wings)
  • Glue

Divide the corn silks into 2 equal groups. Tie each together at one end and hang up to dry. When dry, braid the corn silks and tie at the other end with a piece of thread. Set braids aside.

Soak the corn husks in water to soften. Take one husk and fold in half with the styrofoam ball in the middle, carefully smoothing the husk over the ball.Tie underneath the ball with thread. This is the head and body.

Take the chenille stem and wrap in a corn husk strip, tying each end with thread. These are the arms. Slip between the front and back halves of the corn husk head/body and tie in place - one way to do this is to wrap thread criss-cross in an "x" around the arms and body.

Fold 3-5 thin corn husks over each shoulder and tie at the waist to form a skirt.

Glue corn silk braids to top of head. Form a halo out of 2" chenille or wire and glue to head (if using wire you can stick the end into the styrofoam and use a drop of glue to hold in place. Cut wing shapes out of stiff paper and glue to the back of the angel. Hang with a piece of ribbon or thread.

 

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