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Topic: How Do I Treat & Preserve Dried (Brown) Corn Husks for Crafts?  (Read 1146 times)
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« on: October 13, 2013 08:58:09 PM »

I've gotten some just harvested dried (brown) corn husks from a Uncle's crops and want to use them for crafts but have three questions..

1) How do I treat them for mildew or mold - just in case?

2) How do I treat them for bugs?

3) How do I preserve them for crafting purposes; I want large pieces for a wreath or corn doll so no shredding!

Thanks
 Katrina
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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2013 05:15:35 PM »

These are good questions! We grew decorative corn when I was a kid and we would dry them in the basement just by stringing them up on a line. I don't remember ever treating them in any other way before we used them for dcor or crafting though.

I seem to remember them lasting year after year apart from a missing kernel or two.

I could definitely see bugs or rodents enjoying them if they weren't stored properly.

Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2013 07:41:20 PM »

Just to be clear - I am using the corn HUSKS (NOT the corn itself)

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