Fall Corn Medallions
Here’s another project made using the same Eureka holiday seals as the pipe cleaner ornaments from the previous post.
The great thing is they will hang on through Thanksgiving. And since Thanksgiving the holiday I host for my family, I’m all about the Thanksgiving decorations.
I have these hanging from the windows in our kitchen. To make them, I bought some decorative corn cobs from the local farmers market and bundled them togther in couples of two. Choose two pieces of corn that contrast each other and hold them together so their husks cros each other in an X fashion.
Take one of the longer pieces of husk and wrap it around the tops of the corn. Secure the wrapped corn husk around the two corn cobs using a piece of hemp string and tie them together tightly and knot to keep in place.
Next, you need to make the medallion to glue over top the hemp string you just knotted. I used a mustard colored osnaburg fabric. Cut a long rectangular piece measuring 2″ wide by 14″ long. Using a sewing machine or by hand, baste stitch along side one edge.
Hold both threads on one end and pull one string from the other end to gather the interior edge of your medallion.
To secure your medallion in the circular shape, use a circle punch to cut a 1.5″ diameter circle from heavy card stock. Glue the cardstock to the center of the medallion with glue. I use Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive which dries clear and quickly.
I also added a fabric center on top of the cardstock adhering again using the Fabri-Tac.
Next I pulled some of the strings from the outer edge of the medallion to create a frayed brushed edge. Cut off any excess threads.
Secure the medallion to your corn cobs over top the hemp string you used to tie them together. I used the same Fabri-Tac glue for this step. Finally, using a foam sticker disc or plain glue, adhere a decorate sticker to the center.
Hang them up and pretend your the reigning corn cob champion!