Not so corny


#1

I was picking some corn from the garden and thought what the heck. (Now poor hubby just gives me a look like, “really, you want to laser that?” lol.) I didn’t expect to really love the results, but the texture is just beautiful. I have more lined up to do now and have to figure out the best way to display them.


#2

I’m so glad you tried that! I’ve got a bag of husks here (picked up from the hobby store) that I’ve been wondering what to do with! Cool! Cool! Cool! :grinning:


#3

They’ll make great fall decorations I think!


#4

Heck, you could use them as gift wrap. How cool would that be? (Or just use them as place cards in the middle of the plate at Thanksgiving dinner.)


#5

i have it on my list to try engraving on paper birch bark. my wife has written on pieces and used it for gift labels.


#6

Oh, I’ll bet that will be sweet! :grinning:


#7

Now that’s a great idea! My brother in-law is the place card king and we all wait to see what cards he comes up with every year. He’ll love this.


#8

Oh man, I have birch bark on my list! Have to find a good source though.


#9

Love it! Custom engraved tamalés anyone?


#10

We just peel it off of our two paper birch trees.


#11

Ha ha.beat me to it…that was my first thought :smile:

Love the dark contrast!


#12

Beautiful! I guess a lot of natural materials will be good candidates for this.


#13

You didn’t use proofgrade corn husks? :wink:


#14

I can neither confirm nor deny my use of non-proofgrade material for this project :stuck_out_tongue:


#15

We grow our own corn and it will be ready to harvest soon I think. The husks are green and quite thick. How do you get white ones that look like onion skin? Is it just a matter of drying them or is it a different type of corn?


#16

Honestly I was bad about watering our little corn patch and some of the ears hard started drying out on the stalks :-). The husks were still slightly pliable though and not brittle yet. I pulled off several and placed a book on them to make them dry flat. The corn was just plain’ol Indian corn.


#17

they’ll eventually tend to white as they dry out.


#18

Not so corny, indeed! If you make some more, you’ll have a festive set of silverware holders for the fall.


#19

You bought husks?! I get them free with every cob I buy…


#20

Chuckle! I used to do that but I started nuking the corn in the husks and it kind of ruins them for drying out. (Makes the corn taste better though…it was a trade-off.) :smile: