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A fall decor must…an easy DIY Indian corn wreath with mini corn cobs to add a touch of fall color and texture to your front door. 

I’ve had these mini Indian corn cobs sitting in a closet for a whole year waiting to become my next fall wreath.

It’s one of those crafts that I thought was going to be hard to do but it was really super easy, and only took about 20 minutes to complete.

It’s similar to my Spring tulip wreath but this one, of course, is all about fall (make sure you check out my video).

mini Indian corn wreath hanging on turquoise front door

I remember Indian corn from my youth. We lived in a small town surrounded by corn fields so we would go out every fall, pick up the leftover corn cobs and take them home.

Then we would strip the dried corn of the cob and but it in a bag. When we had enough, we would go out at night with our bag of dried corn and corn cobs and tic-tack peoples houses. 

I know…not very nice but the corn wouldn’t break windows and we would only throw the corn cobs at the metal doors. It was a fall tradition in our neck of the woods. 

Hey, we lived in the country and had to find a way to have fun!

There’s also How-to card at the end of the post, and a video, so make sure you check them out as well.

So what can you do with Indian corn…besides going tic-tacking and annoying your neighbors?

You can make a beautiful fall wreath for your front door

Indian corn wreath supplies

Making your DIY Fall Wreath

I gathered all of my supplies, which consisted of my hot glue gun, an 18″ wreath form and mini corn cobs with husks.

Just for reference, my corn cobs were all in the 3-5″ range and I ended up using about 42 for the whole wreath.

Indian corn and straw wreath form

The very first thing that I did was to lay out all of the mini corn cobs on the wreath form.

I wanted to make sure I had enough to fill out the whole wreath.

By some stroke of good luck I had just enough to cover the whole wreath form. I couldn’t have planned it better if I tried.

Next, I removed the plastic wrap from the wreath form.

Indian corn on straw wreath form

Then I just added a bit of hot glue to each mini corn cob and stuck it on the wreath form.

Yes, it’s really that easy.

applying hot glue to mini Indian corn cob

I quickly worked my way around the wreath, trying to mix up the different colored corn cobs.

attaching Indian corn to wreath form

When I reached the end, I found that I had a small gap (even though I laid it all out ahead of time).

Nothing that a big bow couldn’t fix.

Indian corn wreath

I just cut 2 strips of ribbon, that I already had on hand, and tied them together. I attached them to the wreath form with fishing line. 

That’s it. It took me about 20 minutes to put the whole thing together. 

Indian corn wreath with bow

I used more fishing line to hang it on our front door. It’s big and heavy so I made sure that I took care to secure it so it wouldn’t fall off the door.

It’s a great way to show-off your Indian corn, so much better than tick-tacking. 

mini Indian corn wreath hanging on turquoise front door

I’m so happy that I was finally able to create the autumn wreath that I’ve been wanting to make, and that it was so easy to do.

It will be perfect come Thanksgiving, too!

Happy Fall, y’all!!!

I have more fall wreaths to check out…

Yield: 1 Indian Corn Wreath

DIY Indian Corn Wreath

DIY Indian Corn Wreath

How to create a DIY Indian corn wreath using mini corn cobs and a straw wreath form. So easy to do and it adds a touch of color and texture to your fall decor and your front door.

Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $35


  • straw wreath form (mine is 18")
  • 44 mini Indian corn cobs with husks (mine were 3-5" in length)
  • ribbon
  • fishing line


  • hot glue gun
  • glue sticks


  1. Gather your supplies
  2. Do a dry fit with your mini corn cobs to make sure you have enough to cover your wreath form
  3. Remove plastic wrapping from straw wreath form
  4. Use hot glue to add each mini corn cob to wreath form, mixing colors
  5. Work your way around wreath form
  6. If you have an empty space, add a bow
  7. Cut ribbon
  8. Tie a simple bow
  9. Attach with fishing line
  10. Use more fishing line, or ribbon to hang wreath on door
  11. Enjoy your DIY Indian corn wreath

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