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30 August, 2012

Fun Fall Projects...Indian Corn Candle

Little bits of fall inspiration are starting to pop up around blogland and on Pinterest, so I thought I would share some of my most popular fall projects with you just in case you are trying to get a little head start on your fall decorations. This one is super easy and will not cost you a fortune! I actually made two of them and this is the third year that I have used them...gotta love that!

IMG_3596You don't need much in the way of supplies and everything is inexpensive. The cylindrical candle holder came from Dollar Tree for…you guessed it…$1.00! I found the miniature Indian corn at Kroger for only $2.99 for three ears and I needed nine…about $9.00. The rest of the items were already on hand…free! So the total cost of the project was about $10not bad!

IMG_3600 First, I put a rubber band around the cylinder and started adding the corn. I turned the husks up toward the ears of corn as I added them. I tried using some corn left over from last year, but the husks were just too dry. The corn bought this year was much more pliable. Of course, our co-host Baby Kitty had to inspect my progress!

IMG_3607 Finally, I managed to get all of the corn securely tucked in behind the rubber band. Now I am ready for the next step!

IMG_3608I tied the ears to the cylinder, winding some twine around tightly several times to help hide the rubber band. I used jute twine because I like its chunky texture and feel.

IMG_3609 I also trimmed some of the husks to give it a more even appearance and to get rid of some of the blackened areas. I  wanted to be sure that none of the husks were too close to the candle. You will want to use caution when lighting it, too. Just a note…be sure to pick it up from the bottom when moving it since the corn is not really attached.

IMG_3626And here it is!  I added it to the fall vignette on my entry table. I love it! And the best thing is that I can keep it on display until Thanksgiving! In case you are wondering, the pumpkin basket in the background came from Hobby Lobby on sale for an unbelievable $5.00! Cute, huh? And the candy corn is for my grandson who just has to have it…even in his Easter basket! lol

IMG_3625 Here’s a final look at my creation! It was so easy and so much fun to make! And did you know that Indian corn can be kept for years? Just wrap it in a plastic bag and store it in a cool, dry place. Now I have a fall decoration that I can use again and again! Hmmm…maybe I’ll make another one!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed having a peek at my little fall project! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday
Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up! on Tuesdays

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
DIY by Design for Sizzle into Summer

The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays 

DIY Showoff for the October'fest of Fun Party
Thrifty Decor Chick for the Easy Fall Decor Party 
Sand and Sisal for the Countdown to Fall Party
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday   
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
2805 for Potpourri Friday
At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
DIY Showoff for the Fall Festival Linky Party
See you next time! A la prochaine!


  1. Cute idea! Love that darn Dollar Tree. Might need to go walk around it this weekend.

  2. Debbie,
    I adore using Indian Corn for the Autumn Season! Your Indian Corn candle holder is adorable!!! Thrifty and adds such a bright touch to an entry! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Cute ideal, and so easy. Love the fact it will carry into November.

  4. You're so good, Debbie. I love this idea and I think little Baby Kitty loves it too!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  5. Hi darling, thanks for the inspiration. Love your little pops of fall showing up and of course your assistant. hugs ~lynne~

  6. Cute and two favorite words! Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. This is just the cutest stinkin' project I've seen yet for fall. I can't wait to find some Indian corn and make my own. I already got some of those vases from Dollar Tree and now I know what to do with them. Super project!!!

  8. This looks so pretty and you are really so clever to think of these things. I had forgotten this one, need to make me one soon. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  9. I love to do easy fall vignettes and this is easy enough. I like how simple the corn candle is but what a punch it makes! Great pumpkin and I have to have the candy corn too! I'm sure Baby Kitty approved!
    Happy Labor Day weekend Debbie.

    The French Hutch

  10. Bello! Mi piace molto questo centrotavola autunnale!
    A presto. Simo

  11. That is a really cute idea. I love that pumpkin in the background. What a buy~ xo Diana

  12. Very clever! This is so cute and makes me feel 'fallish'!! Hugs, Linda

  13. I remember your charming Fall projects last year! Thank you for sharing your projects at Potpourri Friday!

  14. Cute idea! Seeing that jar of candy corn has me eager for fall. LOL

  15. I LOVE your Fall candle holder. I made one something like it last fall. You can see it here.

    I like that you can change your candle without taking it all apart!! :) Visiting from Feathered Nest Friday #228.

  16. Your candle came out fantastic, Debbie. I am so looking forward to fall and cooler weather, can't get here soon enough!

  17. Indian corn always says "Fall" to me. Love the mini ears and the cute pumpkin basket. Thanks for the great ideas. I need to get started decorating for Fall, but I'm still on beach time and lazy as all get out.
    Hugs and have a great Labor Day,

  18. I am going to try the indian corn candle holder this year. I love it! Didn't know if I would be decorating here at home or not since it is for sale. However, I feel like the "soul" of our house is missing with all the "staging" I did, so I think I will add a little bit of us back into the equation.:-)

  19. Very cute! The mice seem to find my Indian corn no matter where I store it. Thanks for sharing the "how to"s. I saw your post over at "Sunday Showcase".

  20. That is indeed a lovely idea for fall and equally as easy as it is attractive. My favorite part is the inclusion of Baby Kitty, as always.

  21. Your decorations are amazing! Love the candle! Very creative! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Fall link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great day! :)

  22. I had been eyeing these over at Pottery Barn and your are just as pretty! Thank you for joining our Countdown to Fall Party!
    ~KIM @ Sand & Sisal

  23. That is a beautiful idea for a candle. And I have everything I need to make it! I've enjoyed poking around your lovely blog. Sweet photos of your kitties too! One of our two 12 year old kitties died last week and the other is pretty lost without him. She's spending a lot more time on our bed at night, snuggled up on my pillow. Back to your blog: So many beautiful ideas here! I'm your newest follower. Hope you'll stop in at Cranberry Morning.


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