Create Stunning Fall Decor with Dried Corn Stalks

Do you love the cozy, autumn feel of corn stalks as fall decor? They instantly add a touch of fall magic to your home, complementing pumpkins and mums perfectly. But have you ever wondered how to dry corn stalks yourself? Let me share with you the secret to creating your own amazing fall decor.

Create your own amazing fall decor with these perfectly dried corn stalks

In the past, I used to buy dried corn stalks from the local farmer’s market, or I simply decorated with green stalks from my own garden. However, I realized that by late September or early October, when I wanted to decorate for fall, the corn in my garden was still green. I wondered if the stalks at the market were a special breed that dried early for the fall season. Turns out, that’s not the case.

So, here’s the secret: you have to dry the corn stalks yourself. Let me show you how.

Perfectly Dried Corn Stalks

First, you’ll need to grow some corn in your garden. Once you’ve harvested the corn, you’ll have leftover stalks that are perfect for fall decor.

DIY Drying Corn Process

Next, cut the corn stalks close to the ground. This is where the magic begins.

DIY Drying Corn Process

Now, it’s time to dry the stalks. Hang them upside down in a sunny spot. You can tie them up or hook them onto something like chicken wire supports or grape vines.

DIY Drying Corn Process
DIY Drying Corn Process
DIY Drying Corn Process

After about five days, you’ll witness a stunning transformation. The corn stalks will turn a beautiful harvest gold color, perfect for fall decor.

DIY Drying Corn Process

Now, you can take your perfectly dried corn stalks and use them to create a warm, autumnal atmosphere in your home.

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DIY Drying Corn Process
DIY Drying Corn RoomShots
DIY Drying Corn RoomShots
DIY Drying Corn RoomShots

Give this technique a try for your fall decor this year. There’s nothing quite like the beauty of dried corn stalks to capture the essence of the season. And if you want to add a dash of Southern flair to your fall festivities, check out Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ for some mouthwatering recipes and tips!

Dry Corn Stalks
Dry Corn Stalks

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