Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Corn Husk Dolls

 Starting to add to my blog , 

 I am think about what types of things I can talk about that will be interesting to others and all I can come up with is I am just going to write and if others are interested then great and if no one is interested well that's OK too .  So I am Wiccan like you didn't know already . Let make some corn husk dolls shall we ? 

First of all there is only a few things you will need 

( Funny story my husband came home for lunch and seen what I was doing and he was like are those MY Tamale wraps you are using to make your corn dolls? I said ''No , these are the corn husks that  I use to do what ever with ." ) 

                           Well , I thought it was funny . So  , lets get back to it . Shall we?   

                                                              OK  and now lets begin.
I have found that it really does not matter if the water in the pot is warm or cold and 
as far as the amount goes you want enough to cover the corn husks.
Like so ....
And when the Corn husks are pliable  you will need to take out 2 pretty big pieces and then smaller filler ones on the inside . I ripped the large husk apart so my doll have a nice so what uniform feel to them but by all means you should make your how you feel .

                                             After I have the 2 sides I begin to build my dolls .
I place the large pieces in the center and the smaller pieces on the out side for filler. Then tie the hemp cord ( that's what I am using )
where it looks like a tiny head with two long legs .

Then you take a piece of you String ,
 Twine , Ribbon
what ever you are using .
                             From here is where it gets a bit confusing but it is really simple 
Then fold over where the knob is center  

Like so . Use a piece of hemp cord
Poof you have a head on your doll

OK , know we are going to make the arms . I take 6 pieces a half inch wide  (The corn husks are really easy to rip you don't need the scissors until you finish the arms .) and I braid them                                                                                    together.

 I tie 1 end together and then I begin to braid down the whole length and tie the other end together and now we use our scissors to cut and angle on both sides of the arm piece .
Now that we have the arms done we can go back and get the body piece . 
Separate the body and insert arms . At this time  take a piece of Corn Husk and rip 2 pieces about a 1/2 inch . These will be the sleeves on the dress .Fold them over the arms and tie in the    middle and Poof you had a 

                                       Corn Husk Doll

Perfect for Tree Ornaments or what ever you need it for .. (Wink Wink)

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