Living in the beautiful state of Arkansas provides a wonderful opportunity to enjoy and decorate our homes as the four seasons change. For me personally, I adore fall. There is something special about the crisp, morning air while enjoying a hot cup of coffee or embracing the cool nights layered with a favorite blanket. Fall’s arrival also brings forth an array of pumpkins, gourds, and colorful mums scattered among front porches.
Front doors are also a fabulous backdrop for additional seasonal décor. Each year, Indian corn is gathered and displayed on my front doors as a fond reminder of my childhood home’s fall decor. You may also create this festive display using the following items: 3 ears of Indian corn, 4 to 5 stems of wheat (I used artificial found at a local craft store), ribbon of your choice (2 varieties), twine, and scissors.
Lay 4-5 stems of wheat gathered together on a flat surface.
Next, fluff the husks on the corn to add dimension.
Place 3 ears of Indian corn on top of the gathered wheat. Ensure the top portion of the corn meets the gathered point of the wheat.
The 3 ears of Indian corn create a triangle when stacked.
Secure the Indian corn to the wheat with a piece of twine tied on the backside.
Cut a 50” piece of ribbon of your choice and tie in a bow on the front side.
For a layered look with a punch of color, add another 50” piece of ribbon tied in a bow.
Backside of the Indian corn and wheat
Display the Indian corn and wheat on your front door by securing the backside of the ribbon onto a brad nail hammered into your front door at an angle.
With the addition of your new Indian corn and wheat front door décor, I hope you enjoy this beautiful fall season!
Learn more about Jana and view her work at janahunter.com.