Colorful Indian corn is back in stores and can look lovely when a bunch is hung on your door, but maybe you’d like a variation on the corn theme. Popcorn kernels make a whimsical wreath that can be left plain or spray painted any color you desire and you can make it look rustic or elegant, depending on what kind of bows or accents you add to it. This wreath from Ashley at Cherished Bliss will require you to get your hands sticky; there’s really no way to make those little kernels stick to the glue without getting some on your hands as well!
1 foam wreath form
2 bags popcorn kernels
- Take your wreath form, glue or pin one end of the burlap securely to the form, and start wrapping, being sure to cover the whole wreath. You don’t want any pesky green foam peaking through your popcorn! Once you’ve finished wrapping, be sure to either glue or pin the end of the burlap so that all your hard work doesn’t come undone as soon as you pick up the wreath.
- Now it’s time for the fun part! Take one of your brushes and paint small sections of your wreath with Elmer’s glue and sprinkle on as many popcorn kernels as you can. You’re going to have to let each section dry before moving on to the next; you don’t want to knock off any of the popcorn!
- To be sure the popcorn stays on the wreath, you’re going to need some modified Modge Podge. To make this, shake together equal parts water and Elmer’s glue until mixed. Take your other brush and gently brush this mixture over top of your finished wreath to seal the popcorn on.
- To make a hanger, you can find some pretty fabric and cut a strip long enough to loop around the wreath and reach your hook. If you want to get fancy, you can also layer two fabrics.
Who knew that humble popcorn kernels could make such a fabulous wreath? The great thing about this wreath is that it looks just as good on your front door as it does hanging somewhere inside your home. It’s easy to add some great decorations, too; a spray of colorful Indian corn would be the perfect accent and round out the harvest feel of this wreath!