How to Dry Corn Husk
If you follow me for some time you do know that I love to craft with every day object. I grew up crafting with treasures that me and my Mom found on our walks. Today I like to share some tips on how you can use corn husk in your crafting. Did you know that there are sooo many evergreen not only fall projects you can make with corn husk? Our favorite project that we used to make were angels, flowers and of course wreaths.
Check all those beautiful projects you can make with corn husk!
How to dry corn husk for crafting
Cut the husk off at the base, or stem end, of each cob.
Grab the corn husk at the top of an ear of corn and pull it gently down to the base of the cob.
What I like to do is to separate husk. The one closer to corn is usually light and wider so those i like to try to keep flat
I usually like to put them in a single layer on the cooling rack or cookie sheet
Green parts of corn husk i usually thread on the wire and hang to dry .. Love those green portions of corn dry since they do have nice twist to them after they dry
Heat the corn husks at 140 F -the lowest heat with the oven door propped open so you can observe for couple of hours The open door promotes proper air circulation during the drying process. At times I like to stretch some wider pieces or corn husk so it stays open
Check the corn husks. They should have a brittle texture and appear light brown in color due to the loss of moisture.
Love how my hanging corn husk is drying .. Love how wind makes them twirl
Sun drying method
Dry the corn husks in direct sunlight outdoors in temperatures is my favorite method on the sunny days.
I cant wait to finish my half corn husk sunflower. Catch REPLAY ON Facebook HERE
Have you tried to make beautiful fall bouquets from leaves? Check Video below for some ideas
Preserving treasures like leaves and dry fruit tips can be found HERE
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