Indian Corn Candle

In CANADA, we are preparing for Thanksgiving this weekend.  It sure snuck up on me this year.  I cannot believe we are into OCTOBER.   However the leaves on the trees, and the pumpkins at the farmers markets, are confirming that the calendar is correct!

I saw this cute idea on Pinterest, and LOVED it.  It was so very easy, and only takes 10 minutes to make.  It would make a wonderful Thanksgiving table centerpiece, or a warm cozy welcome in the front entryway to all those coming for dinner.  

You use the small Indian corn for this project.  It will depend on the size of your candle, how many you need.  I didn’t buy enough and had to make another trip to the grocery store.   The teaspoon will give you the idea of how small they are.  

The first step is to break off all the corn husks that are pulled up and used to tie the bundle of corn together.

Next, I put an elastic band around the candle, and began slipping the corn in one at a time.  I picked up this candle at an after Christmas sale at Michaels last year.  It is Ginger Cookie scented.  After I took this picture, I decided to alternate the way I put them in.  The first one went in right side up, the next one went in upside down.  They fit together better that way.

This picture shows the alternating way I put the corn under the elastic.  That step is complete.

I did not even remove the elastic but just wrapped some hemp string around the corn several times. 

I tried out several different ribbons on it, but these two were my favorite.
The year has turned its circle,
The seasons come and go.
The harvest all is gathered in
And chilly north winds blow.

Orchards have shared their treasures,
The fields, their yellow grain,
So open wide the doorway —
Thanksgiving comes again!
Old Rhyme.

October 4, 2011 - 3:51 am

Lizabeth - Oh my I love this idea! Turned out great! I have a candle from last year that is apple scented..would work great for this idea too! I love the hemp string on it, it’s organic and goes well with the corn! Great job!

October 4, 2011 - 10:54 am

Confessions of a Plate Addict - Love the candle! Great idea for fall! Happy week!…hugs…Debbie

October 4, 2011 - 1:16 pm

Anita - Oh that is just the cutest thing!!! I love indian corn…I used to get it from my late grandfather, whose family the seed had been passed down in for generations. What a great idea for a candle, too! I will have to try it!

October 4, 2011 - 2:17 pm

Bella Vista Cottage - Hi Tanya, love the candle….how festive and inviting is that?! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family….save me a piece of turkey! :-)


October 4, 2011 - 2:34 pm

Jan@southernjunkin' - Hey lovely lady! Love it!! The tiny Indian corn cobs make the candle look so festive! Great idea!

October 4, 2011 - 7:31 pm

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) - Oh you are so right, that is such a cute and creative idea. I love the cakestand you sat it on and the coliage around the bottom. Great idea and super tutorial. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

October 5, 2011 - 3:23 am

Designs By Pinky - I have been looking for an idea for our craft group, something easy and fast! This sure fits the bill!!! Thanks! XO, Pinky

October 5, 2011 - 3:35 am

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads - Love this idea! I like the hemp rope on it as well as the cake stand that you’ve used. You’re right. It will make a fabulous centerpiece for Thanksgiving.

October 5, 2011 - 3:47 am

JunqueMagnet - Super idea.Easy and attractive.Thanks for sharing.

October 5, 2011 - 12:30 pm

Maggie - What a great idea, very stylish.
I imagine the candle smells wonderful!

October 5, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Geneva - Pinterest is the best! I love this idea, and yours turned out so nice. TY for sharing … I’m going to give it a try. “:o)

October 5, 2011 - 3:16 pm

FABBY'S LIVING - Great candle, what a beautiful idea! Pinterest is terrific and your came out lovely! Hugs, FABBY

October 6, 2011 - 5:27 am

Q @ JAQS - Simple and lovely!

I would love for you to link up your creation at

October 6, 2011 - 6:23 pm

Marilyn - Super cute unique and beautiful..I love it..I would love for you to pls link and share this via my linky party today ~ Pin Inspitational Thursdays via TY. :))

October 7, 2011 - 1:38 pm

MommaHen - That is so super cute. HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Save me some turkey!

October 7, 2011 - 2:28 pm

Carrie - This is such a wonderful idea for fall decor…thanks for sharing the how-to’s!

October 7, 2011 - 3:00 pm

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn - What a cute and clever candle decoration!

Thank you SO very much for linking up!

October 8, 2011 - 3:48 am

Natasha in Oz - I saw this idea on Pinterest too and yours looks amazing! You did a fabulous job. I hope your Thanksgiving celebrations are wonderful.

I have posted about a few of my favourite pins on my blog today and if you have 5 Minutes to spare please pop by! I would be honoured if you could also link up your post to my Pinning and Singing Linky Party as this post is just fabulous! I have also created a Pinning Bloggers Master List at my blog that you might be interested in joining.

Best wishes and happy pinning!
Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

October 9, 2011 - 3:05 am

Sharon @ Hear Mum Roar - That looks just beautiful! What a great idea

October 9, 2011 - 7:20 pm

Lindsay - Yep, I am pinning this right now. I have got to do this for Thanksgiving. I am in love! Thanks for sharing at Show & Share. I really love having you there!

October 10, 2011 - 12:34 pm

Lindsay - Hey, just wanted to let you know that I featured you today! Grab a button if you’d like!

October 11, 2011 - 3:30 pm

Chef in Training - What a great idea! it looks so cute and festive! I would love if you would come share this and/or any other projects at the Tuesday Talent Show going on right now at Chef In Training! Hope to see you there!

October 22, 2011 - 3:47 am

Sherry - I love these. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

November 9, 2011 - 5:17 pm - So into using Indian corn in my Thanksgiving decorating as you can see on my Pinterest board. I think this turned out adorably!

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