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.
See more images of Jana Hunter’s front porch decor in the October issue, HERE.