Natural Dye (optional)
1 lb blueberries
2 cups water
In a large pot combine blueberries and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and allow to simmer for about an hour. Allow the mixture to cool. Strain mixture into a bowl using a colander to remove the berries.
For the Sunbursts
15 dried cornhusks per Sunburst
Twine or heavy string
If you would like to dye the Sunbursts start here. This will make this craft a 2-3 day process, but will result in a beautiful deep-mauve colored Sunburst. For undyed Sunbursts skip ahead.
- Place your cornhusks in a shallow bowl or baking dish.
- Cover with blueberry dye. The corn husks will float. Weigh them down with a heavy plate or a closed jar filled with water.
- Allow them to soak overnight.
- The next morning pour off the dye and separate the cornhusks.
- Hang them individually on a clothesline and allow them to dry completely.
Start here for naturally colored Sunbursts
- Once dried, take about 15 cornhusks and stack them together, one on top of the other. Cornhusks are narrow on one end and wide on the other so alternate their directions on the stack.
- Tie the husks in the middle using a piece of twine or heavy string. Be sure to keep a length of it attached for hanging. This will create a bow-tie shaped stack.
- Next, begin separating the husks on either side of the tie bending some up and some down in a V shape. Feel free to split the husks into smaller ribbons to create a fuller, more pom-pom-like effect.
- Hang your Sunburst in the window or over the table as a reminder of the harvest and the warmth of the sun and the earth necessary to feed us.
Cornhusk Sunburst craft inspired by Llewellyn’s Sabbat Essentials: Lughnasadh.