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DIY Beaded Indian Corn Craft

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Add flair to your fall decor with this easy and fun DIY Beaded Indian Corn Craft.

Using pipe cleaners and Indian corn beads, this Thanksgiving craft is simple to make and looks beautiful. 


Beaded Indian Corn Craft


Thanksgiving is a time for gathering with family and friends, sharing a delicious meal, and giving thanks for all we have.

One way to add a festive touch to your Thanksgiving decor is by creating ornamental corn crafts, such as a pipe cleaner beaded Indian corn.

The Indian corn craft is a fun and easy DIY project that uses pony beads and pipe cleaners to create a beautiful representation of an ear of corn.

Using colorful pony beads and tan pipe cleaners, you can create a stunning pony bead corn craft perfect for adding a touch of fall harvest to your home decor.

Now, if you have been following along for a while, you know I like to make my own DIY crafts for every holiday! 

Plus, I really love it when the craft is simple enough that my kids can help. 

This fabulous craft is not only a great way to celebrate this time of year, but it’s also a great Thanksgiving activity that can help develop fine motor skills in children.

My children loved making them and in fact, made enough of them for a beautiful Thanksgiving centerpiece. 

So, I am excited to show you that just by following a few simple steps, you can create a beautiful and unique decoration that will add a touch of autumnal charm to your home.

Whether you’re looking to create a centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table or simply want to add harvest touch to your home, these ornamental corn crafts are sure to impress.


Indian corn craft for Thanksgiving


How To Make Indian Corn Decorations? 

The Indian pony beaded corn craft is a simple and low-mess craft that is a perfect addition to your fall decor.

With just a few simple supplies, such as tan pipe cleaners and colorful pony beads, you can create the cutest craft that pays homage to the Native Americans who first introduced us to the many different colors of corn cobs.

By using different colors of beads and following a specific beading pattern, you can create a signature look that perfectly captures the colors of fall, including earth tones, calico corn, flint corn, and even the tops of your pipe cleaners can be transformed into pipe cleaner corn husks. 

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Ornamental Corn Beaded Craft Tutorial


DIY beaded Indian corn craft


Materials Needed:

  • Tan Pipe Cleaners (3 per corn)
  • Pony Beads: Brown, black, yellow, orange, and red


Materials for indian corn craft



1. Bend 3 pipe cleaners in half to form the base of your corn craft. Set aside.


pipe cleaner corn craft


2. Take one pipe cleaner and thread beads onto both ends, leaving about 1.5 inches of space on each end.

There’s no specific order to follow, so use any color or pattern you like.


pipe cleaner Indian corn craft


3. Repeat step 2 with two more pipe cleaners so that you have three beaded pipe cleaners in total.

Carefully twist the center of each pipe cleaner together, making sure to keep the beads in place.


pipe cleaner pony bead Indian corn craft


4. Gather the six ends of the pipe cleaners together and twist them to hold the beads in place.


ornamental corn craft


5. Lightly twist the pipe cleaners so the beads spiral around, creating a beautiful and unique corn shape.


native American Indian corn craft


6. Adjust the shape and position of the beads until you’re happy with the final result.

Repeat steps 2-7 to make as many corn crafts as you like.

Thanksgiving Craft Using Indian Corn Beads

Display your corn crafts as a beautiful and festive decoration for Thanksgiving or any other autumnal occasion.

Enjoy making these fun and easy corn crafts with family and friends!

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simple beaded corn craft for Thanksgiving


Whether you’re looking to create a centerpiece for your holiday table or add some festive touches to your Thanksgiving decor, the Indian pony beaded corn craft is a great way to get creative and have fun.

You can easily find the materials you need at your local craft store or even the dollar store.

For more fall decor, check out this list of neutral fall decor that includes a DIY wood-beaded pumpkin

Plus, for Thanksgiving, be sure to grab the free printable Thanksgiving Menu Planner.

Don’t forget to check out this list of 50 Thanksgiving pies or gluten-free sides

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