Monday, December 12, 2016
Christmas 2016: Corn Husk Angel Ornaments
Now some of you might remember the corn husk angels I made over the summer and put away for Christmas gifts. This is how I finished them. These are destined to go to my son's therapists at school (speech, occupational therapy and adaptive PE teacher) and my daughter's math teacher.
Two of the four angels kind of shrunk and looked odd in the skirt area (luckily the rest of the doll body turned out fine, it was just the skirts) once they'd dried and cured, so I took a few cotton doilies I had and wrapped them around the angels as a secondary skirt and tied them in place with some white thread (not that it matters since I ended up having to tie ribbon around their waists anyway, but ah well). I then took some ribbon (I was hoping to find yellow to match the embroidery floss I used to make them, but I was out of yellow ribbon completely, so I ended up using a light green) and wrapped it around the angels arms and trunk a couple of times to make a mini-brace for them and then tied them in the back, made a loop over the top of the head and voila! Corn husk angel ornaments. I hope they like them *fingers crossed*.
Total Time to Make Gift: About two hours total for all four ornaments as it took me a while to get the "corn husk doll making process" down.
Total Cost to Make Gift: Nothing. The corn husks were left over from husking corn (go figure), the embroidery floss I had and the doilies were gifted to me in I THINK one of my step-mom's pinata boxes.
If you want to make these now, since it's not exactly corn season anymore, head over to the Mexican food section of your local grocery store. They sell the dried corn husks (which is actually what corn husk dolls normally call for when you make them) in big bags for Mexican cooking and from what I've seen they are pretty cheap :).