Prepare a bountiful harvest table and include an abundance of fall ears of corn. Make them in a variety of fall fabrics or yellow-and-white checked fabric for yellow corn. Fill a bowl, attach them to a wreath, or place them in a basket next to your hearth. Greet the season with this easy craft, and gift them to those who you are thankful for. Each ear of corn takes a small amount of fabric and very little time to create. Spend an afternoon of family time crafting this simple decoration.
Taper the length of the cardboard, halfway to the end, to measure 2 by 8 inches. Round the 2-inch end.
Fold the square of fall fabric in half with the right sides together. Lay the pattern for the ear of corn on the fabric and draw around it. Pin the layers together.
Sew around the ear of corn on the drawn line. Leave the 3 1/2-inch end open.
Cut out the ear of corn, cutting close to the stitched line.
Turn the ear of corn right side out. Iron and stuff.
Cut four pieces of paper twist 7 inches long. Unravel the paper twist pieces for the corn husks on the ear of corn.
Fold a short end in half, and glue one corn husk. Overlap the glued husk with another one facing the opposite way. Twist the glued ends together. Overlap a third husk over the glued husk ends. Overlap the three husks with the last husk facing the opposite way.
Fold in the open edge of the ear of corn a 1/4 inch. Sew a running stitch around the edge.
Poke a hole in the stuffing at the top of the ear of corn. Fill the hole with craft glue. Insert the glued and gathered ends of the corn husks into the hole.
Gather the running stitch from the ear of corn edge around the corn husks. Stitch through the husk layers a few times. Finish with a knot, and clip.
Separate the husks. Bend and scrunch to make the husks look more natural.