This is is an easy to make Beaded Indian Corn Pin using pipe cleaners, beads and corn husks. So cute and easy enough for kids to make! You can wear this on jackets or a blouse or you could even dress up a t-shirt.
I gathered pipe cleaners, beads, corn shucks, and a ribbon. Oh, and some hot glue and a pin for the back.
I took three dark brown pipe cleaners and I pulled out the little fuzzies from the end. I took off about ½ inch of the fuzzies. I threaded on a small round bead on the end with no fuzzies. I then used needle nosed pliers to make a small loop on the end of the wire to secure the bead.
On the other end of the pipe cleaner, I began threading on tri-beads and brought them all the way down until they touched the round bead. I alternated colors of beads to resemble Indian corn. I did this until I had about 1½ (give or take) of beads on the pipe cleaners. I made three beaded ears of corn. I wanted to have some dangley (apparently dangley is not a word, ’cause spell check is telling me so…:)) beads coming from the end of the corn, so I took a jewelry finding and added a couple of beads and then looped off the end.
I added the dangley beads to the end of the corn and secured them with my needle nose pliers. Then, I began gluing my beaded corn into the corn shucks that I had cut down to fit my corn.
After gluing all three corn ears into the shucks, I twisted the pipe cleaners together, leaving the shucks flat.