This is Week #1 of the "Falling for Crafts Challenge" hosted by One Artsy Mama (aka Amy). Every week she is going to give us some inspiration, along with a challenge. This week the challenge was "Centerpieces".
I had some Indian corn leftover from making a Corn Husk Wreath (that you will see in the coming week or so), so I thought I would use those. I had pinned a centerpiece from Eddie Ross' site that I used as the starting point.
Here is what you need:
|Large candle, twine, Indian corn, an elastic, scissors|
I started by making sure that a corn husk hugged every piece of corn and tied a piece of twine around each one to make sure the husk stayed put. Next I put a large elastic around the candle so that I could slip in the corn cobs. I was only planning on doing this long enough to wrap the twine around, but the elastic became buried under the twine and you couldn't see it all, so I just left it.
I did try to keep the twine and elastic at the same level so that later when I wrapped the entire piece, it would all blend in nicely.
At this point, I wrapped the twine around maybe 6 or 8 times, tied it off and trimmed the ends. If I had planned on using this as part of a mantle display, I probably would have made some rustic-looking bow. Instead I decided to put it on our kitchen table so I left the bow off. Oh, the candle is a maple scent. Perfect for fall. Mmmmmmm.
Be sure to pop on over to One Artsy Mama to see all of the gorgeous examples she has shown or maybe even to play along.