Black Corn And White Pumpkin Door Hanging

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Our gardening expert P. Allen Smith show us how to make a fantastic door hanging that's fresh from the pumpkin patch.

Black Corn And White Pumpkin Door Hanging
Nothing says autumn more to me than corn and pumpkins. Here at Earthbound Farms they're growing some magnificent black corn, which inspired me to put together an interesting door hanging using the black corn and the white pumpkins. I think the contrast will be striking.

Now, the way you get started is just take a simple coat hanger and I'll use this to attach this door hanging. What I'll do is just bend it down like so and that will give me a hook and we'll eventually hang the entire door hanging on this.

Now, I'm going to take the corn first. I'm going to start with about six stalks. From the six stalks I simply removed the tassels and created two sets of three and wired them together.

With the tassels bound, I've established the size of the door hanging. Then I'll attach the ears of corn, using wire just as I did the tassels. I've found that assembly is easier if you leave a bit of the stalk attached to the ears of corn and pierce the end of the ear and then run wire through it. Now with the ears of corn in place it's time to put on the coat hanger. Now all I have to do is add the pumpkins. It's great when you can get them attached to the vine like this.

Well, there you have it, a festive autumn door hanging. You know, there's so much diversity and beauty in nature-black corn and white pumpkins! If you'd like more information on how to put this together or sources for seed for these plants just check out our web site.

From the garden, I’m P. Allen Smith.

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P. Allen Smith Gardens

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by dotti1011 on October 11, 2012 10:27
You used American Indian Prints in a small space; I would like to know the site where the prints were found. I think the prints was of a chief wearing red garments or red headdress.

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