Monday, December 5, 2011

Corn Husk Craft


    
    Hi friends.... 
      After a long gap i'm back with a natural craft. Hope you all enjoy this as usual. Corn husks can be used to create a variety of toys like dolls, flowers, animals etc…  You can use husks from any corn like sweet corn, popcorn, field corn or Indian maize. Here is one of my corn husk craft. One more craft is going on , i'll post soon.

General instructions before start
1. Green husks should be dried thoroughly before using for this project as fresh husks shrink     significantly.
2.    Soak cornhusks in warm water for 10 minutes before making crafts or until it become soft and pliable.
      3.    Iron out, if u want to straighten.
      4.    If you want to colour your husk, there are two ways to colour.
·         Dye the husks
·         Use acrylic colours

Dyeing process:
           
1.    Choose a desired colour powdered dye.
2.    Mix powdered dye in warm water.
3.    Add a pinch of salt.
4.    Soak corn husk into this mixture until your desired colour has been achieved.( it will take 3-5 hours)
5.    Otherwise you can bring to boil the mixture at simmer to get immediate colour. But in this method, the rough texture on husk will become soften.

 Hand made daisy flower with corn husk:
      
    The texture of corn husk is very suitable to create any flower. i've tried my favourite daisy from  corn husk. It is a tedious task to make them as there is a lot of cutting required. But results rich look. It takes up a lot of time but it is worth the effort. 
      
    Take a look .......

Corn husk daisy
Comments Please....!!!

7 comments:

Dr Sonia S V said...

It is beautiful Ramya well worth all the effort. How many days/months do these corn husk flowers last?
Thank You for the sweet comment on my blog
Cheers
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

ramyasblog said...

Thank you Sonia. Since we used dried husks, the flowers will lost longer.. and the maintenance is up to us... Really your paper works are amazing...

artandcraft said...

beautiful work ramya and thanks for your sweet comments on my blog

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ramyasblog said...

Thank you srimathi babu... I like your crochet doilies.

G.AruljothiKarikalan said...

really lovely flowers... very neatly done

Anonymous said...

Its very very cute ramya

ramyasblog said...

Thank you friends....:)