Did you see these beautiful corn husk creations on The House That Lars Built? I thought the shape of the corn husk lent itself to being a carrot – which can be used for place cards, to decorate a wreath, or to embellish a pretty little Easter basket. PS – Paper Carrot Treat Bags!
Materials: corn husks, food coloring, hot glue gun, scissors.
Step 1: Fill a container with 2 cups warm water and about 16 drops food coloring (8 red drops + 8 yellow drops for orange, 16 green for the leaves).
Step 2: Soak the corn husks for several hours. The longer you soak them, the deeper the color will be. (I soaked my for about 2 hours because I wanted pale, light colors).
Step 3: Remove the corn husks, lay them on old newspaper or paper towels, and let dry until just damp to the touch.
Step 4: Cut orange husks into 6″ long pieces. Roll the husk into a carrot shape.
Step 5: Apply hot glue to the long edge of the husk and secure, being careful not to touch the hot glue.
Step 6: Cut thin green strips, bundle 8-10 together, and glue the bottom. While glue is still hot, stick the greens into the top of the carrot.
Bundle a few carrots together, and wrap with butcher’s twine or ribbon. If you’re using for place cards, attach a small name tag to each bundle of carrots. When the holiday is over, carefully pack them up and save them for next year.
Photography by Tim Gibson