The texture and feel of the corn husk has always inspired me, i always wanted to experiment with it in a totally new way so hears my latest creation " THE CORN HUSK FLOWERS"
(Corn husk is the cover of leaves that encases the corn ).
- corn husk
- bending wire
- floral tape
- cotton thread
- artificial plastic leaves
just boil the corn along with the husk for 10 to 15 minutes to make the leaves soft and manageable ,now separate the leaves from the corn and cut them into rectangles of different sizes
Turn and twist the wire in such a way that a loop is formed at the top.
Fold the husk rectangles in half keeping in mind that the direction of the grain should be vertical.
Now take a small rectangle (folded in half )and start rolling it around the wire loop and secure it by winding cotton thread to it tightly.
Add occasional pleats in the lower ends of the petals, this will help to give a more blooming effect to your flower.
Tie each and every petal with the thread separately.
Gradually add larger petals to the flower.
Keep on adding petals until you are satisfied with the bloom of the flower.
This is how the flower would be looking from the bottom.
Cover the lower parts of the petal and the thread with floral tape and continue to cover the wire as well.
add the leaves to to the wire and thats all you are done now its up to you that you want to make a single flower of a whole basket for some dry arrangements.
hand made tuesday