My daughter thinks these dolls are creepy but I have always liked them. I remember making these in grade school, hanging them on Christmas trees, and displaying them for Easter and Thanksgiving. My favorites were the angels.
There are still corn husk dolls out there so they aren’t that hard to collect if you decide to add some to your farmhouse decor. Corn husk dolls were the dolls the pioneers played with. Those homemade toys from long ago. Native Americans introduced these little treasures to not just their children but the pioneer children as well.
I only have a few that I will display sometimes during the Spring and Christmas holidays. Some of my collections get put away and only get displayed a couple times a year.
Most of these dolls run anywhere from $5 to about $40 from what I have seen online. If you can’t come across any second hand you can always make your own. I have found most of my dolls from thrift store grab bags and church sales. I usually pay anywhere from $2 for a bag of dolls or .50 cents each at church sales.
Writing up this months thrift store treasures made my daughter laugh at the item for this month. My daughter pops in and tells me we need to get out, I have officially lost it. Then she pulls up some clip from The Office for me to watch and tells me “That’s you mom” while pointing to one of the characters from the show. You know the scene where one of the characters wants to teach everyone how to make corn husks dolls.
“ Well I like them.” I remind her
Happy thrifting everyone. Watch the office and make corn husk dolls for laughs and entertainment. We all could use a break.
Tutorial on making your own corn husk dolls.
Or turn this into a homeschooling lesson on the history and stories behind the toys from long ago. Click Here on a corn husk story by the Seneca Native American tribe, it also comes with instruction to print out.