I love all the different colors you can find in a cob of Indian corn (or maize as some people call it) and I wanted to do something fun with it this fall.Â I came up with an Indian corn project that is simple in concept but actually rather dangerous in execution.Â That’s right, you will definitely need your safety goggles on to make this Thanksgiving table decoration!
Start with some Indian corn and use a saw to cut the ends off the cobs so that they are nice and flat.Â Looks and sounds harmless enough, doesn’t it?Â Don’t let it fool you!Â Assuming you use an electric saw like we did, you’ll find out very quickly that as soon as the blade hits the cob, you will be pelted with corn shrapnel.Â Corn kernels are going to fly everywhere!Â Please make sure you are wearing safety goggles and long sleeves and that there aren’t any innocent bystanders.Â Once you have the corn cut into a few pieces, use a drill to carefully hollow out a hole (an inch or so deep) in the end of each one. Use as wide a drill bit as you can get away with, based on how wide the corn cob base is. The bigger the hole, the easier it will be to get a candle inside.
Then just find some thin taper candles and pop them in. They might be tricky to find (try searching for tall party candles), but overall this is a super easy project.Â I love how they look on my Thanksgiving table!