Photo by Jason David Page
Hola! I’m back with a fun and festive way to showcase all those beautiful corn husks you purchase to make tamales. For our annual tamalada I wanted to create something to display my Lone Star Living Bouquets. Lone Star Living Bouquet is the first floral bouquet dedicated to celebrating your Texas life sold exclusively at HEB. I am obsessed with their flowers and showcase them in my kitchen weekly.
My little sister took the lead in this DIY and we both loved the final result so much that I featured them in my tamalada post. The best part is that the vases are so simple to create but they look really, really impressive. I love how it showcases the corn husks which are a vital part of any tamalada.
Let’s get started.
These are the supplies you’ll need to make this gorgeous DIY Dyed Corn Husk Flower Vases:
1 package corn husks, find these in the Latin section of your grocery store.
Disposable Aluminum Foil Pans
Liquid Dye – I used wine and turquoise.
Canning jars – I used 24 ounce jars.
Glue gun, glue sticks
Step 1: Mix liquid dye as instructed on package in disposable pans, being careful with hot water. I place my pans on baking sheets for a studier surface.
Step 2: Wearing gloves or using tongs, evenly divide corn husk between two disposable pans depending on how many colors you are dying. Push down husks until they are fully submerged.
Step 3: Allow corn husks to steep in dye for at least 4 hours, turning with tongs occasionally so the husks dye evenly.
Step 4: When ready using, gloves remove dyed corn husks from pan, rinse and place on newspapers to dry in direct sunlight.
Step 5: Once corn husks have dried completely use glue gun to attach to canning jar as seen in image above. I made a few vases using corn husks that were not dyed to show in the step-by-step above, which I later used as candle holders.
Step 6: Using additional dyed corn husks, trim to make a ribbon for each vase, as pictured above. This step is optional.
These festive vases are not only simple to make, they make a beautiful addition to any party or event you have.
I absolutely love them!
In fact, I’ve used it several times when entertaining already.