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If you love eating or cooking corn, then you surely have a lot of corn husk that goes to the trash, and you probably think they no longer have any use. But, this DIY project by DIY Art and Craft on YouTube will prove you otherwise, in this video tutorial you will learn how to use corn husks to make beautiful flowers that you can use as decor or give as a gift to a loved one.
Boil the corn husk in food-colored water, then grab a thin dowel rod or skewer but make sure to cut off the pointed edge, and then shape a piece of paper towel or tissue into a small ball. Get a strip of husk at about 1 inch wide, fold it over in half, twist it, place the paper ball on the folded side near the twist at the center, and fold over the husk to cover the paper ball nicely and completely as shown in the video.
Insert a stick and push it inside the husk until it reaches the paper ball, then wrap a string around the base all the way around the edges of the husk, and make sure to pull it tightly. Form a corn husk petal using the technique you did with the bud only this time you wouldn’t insert a paper ball, then place the petal on the side of the stick and underneath the bud slightly overlapping, and use the same string to continue wrapping them together in place.
Proceed to make more petals and attach them around the stick until the flower is at least 2½ to 3 inches tall, then make a set of 3 petals using a non-colored husk, and attach it around the base of the flower. Tie the string tightly and knot, then cut the excess, and smear it with a generous amount of glue. Let the glue dry completely, then continue to make more flowers, and create a bouquet or put them in a vase.
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