Wooden Bead Harvest Corn Craft

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Celebrate fall with this super cute wooden bead harvest corn craft.

Kids and adults of all ages will love making this fun fall craft! This super cute harvest corn craft will be one you enjoy displaying in your fall decor for years to come!

Made from wooden beads, paint and raffia, this unique Harvest Corn is the perfect addition to your fall decor.

How to make Wooden Bead Harvest Corn


  • Wooden Beads (3/8” diameter) –
  • Craft Paint in Yellow, Gold, Brown, Orange, and Burgundy 
  • Natural Raffia
  • Natural Jute Twine
  • Tan Chenille Stems
  • Ribbon
  • Paintbrush
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks or craft glue
  • Zip top Sandwich Bags
  • Paper Towels
  • Scissors 
  • Ruler

*Each ear of harvest corn will require approximately 112 wooden beads.


Prepare the wooden beads for paint:

Place 24 wooden beads in each of two zip top bags.

Place 12 wooden beads in each of three zip top bags.

* The remaining 28 beads will remain natural wood.

In the first bag of 12 wooden beads, squeeze a small amount of brown acrylic craft paint, and add a few drops of water.

Remove the air from the bag and zip it closed.

Squish and smush the bag so that all of the beads are coated in the paint and water mixture.

Repeat this step with the second and third bags of 12 wooden beads, and the orange and burgundy craft paints.

As well as the first and second bags of 24 wooden beads with the yellow and gold craft paints. 

Place five sections of layered paper towels out on your work surface.

Carefully open each zip top bag and place the colored wooden beads out to dry on the paper towels. 

Bend four 12” tan chenille stems in half. The fuzzy part of the chenille stem will hold the beads in place better than plain wire. 

Wrap and twist each chenille stem around the others at the center, until you have a rough star shape. 

In random order, thread 14 of the natural and colored wooden beads onto each of the eight lengths of chenille stem.

Place your index finger in the center of the wooden bead star, and gather the ends together with your other hand.

Twist the remaining ends of the chenille stems together to secure the harvest corn.

With scissors, cut the entire raffia bundle at the first bend.

Wrap the bundle of raffia with natural jute twine approximately one-inch from the cut end.

Secure the twine with a knot and trim any long ends with scissors.

Attach the raffia top to the harvest corn with glue.

Secure any stray raffia with additional glue.

**You can use liquid craft glue for this project, but you will have to wait for it to dry.

Tie ribbon in a bow, and notch the ends with scissors to prevent fraying.

Attach bow to harvest corn with a glue gun and glue sticks.

What a fun craft to make with your kids to celebrate autumn.

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