These corn husk brooms are a fun way to decorate your home for the fall season. It’s a fun fall craft for all ages.
Looking for a fun, easy way to decorate your porch for fall? Why not try creating a corn husk broom? This craft is simple and can be completed in just a few short steps.
Plus, it’s a great way to use up any extra corn husks you may have lying around. So, what are you waiting for? Get started on your very own corn husk broom today!
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Can you believe it’s October 1st? WOW how the days just fly on by. Guess I better get into Halloween mode around here.
I have been so focused on getting ready for fall & prepping the house for my family to arrive today- that I have completely spaced on Halloween. My head has been going from fall to Christmas & skipping everything in between.
In keeping with my love for decorating with corn husks, I made these little corn husk brooms for the front porch. I suppose they could also be used as witch’s brooms for Halloween if you wanted them to be.
I may go that route- closer to Halloween. But for now, it looks like a corn field was dumped on my porch & I’m perfectly happy about that. I will share the rest of the porch soon.
Here are some commonly asked questions
Where can I find corn husks?
Corn husks can be found in the international food section of the grocery store. I haven’t bought any in a while, but I used to be able to get a decently large bag for around $2-5. Now they run about $8 a bag – but you might be able to find them at the dollar store for so much less. You will need at least 2-3 bags to make this wreath, depending on how full you want the end result to be.
NOTE: TIE THE HUSKS AS TIGHT AS YOU CAN – THEY WILL SHRINK AS THEY DRY. They will eventually fall out of the twine if they are not tight enough.
Cleaning Corn Husk Brooms
As with most things that sit outside, these brooms can collect dust and pollen that is in the air. To clean them you can take some canned air or even just an air compressor or leaf blower and gently blow the dust and dirt off of the brooms.
Do not wash them with the hose or bring them inside and rinse them off with water. Re-wetting the husks will make the brooms fall apart.
NOTE – KEEP THE BROOMS OUT OF DIRECT WEATHER – YOU DON’T WANT THEM TO GET WET FROM RAIN OR SNOW.
How to Prepare the Corn Husks for Crafting
- Soak the natural husks from the bags in a fresh bowl of clean water.
- Place another bowl or jar on top of them to hold them down in the water as they will want to float. Leave them in the water for several hours to really soften them up. The water will soften the husks and make them pliable and easier to work with.
- Once soft, remove from the water and pat any excess moisture off with paper towels.
How to Make a Corn Husk Broom
- Working with several husks at a time, start wrapping the small end of the damp husks around the base of the stick you are working with.
- Take a piece of twine & tie the husks to the stick – wrapping around several times to secure well.
- Continue adding more husks onto the stick, making sure to overlap the husks to make the broom nice and full.
- Tear the ends of the husks to make the frayed look so that they look like a broom. They will curl as they dry.
- Once you have assembled the entire broom, hang the stick somewhere where it is warm for them to dry. This allows the husks to all dry without the weight of them squishing them down. I attached mine to a wire hanger with paper clips & hung it in the warm garage for a couple of days.
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