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DIY Corn on the Cob Holders

DIY Corn on the Cob Holders‘Tis the definitely the season for eating outdoors and cooking on the grill.  And corn on the cob is on the menu often at our house. Corn is one of those versatile foods that goes well with everything.  I love corn with hot sauce and Mexican cheese and also with fresh herbs and pestos, so I came up with a couple new favorites for this Summer – Parmesan Thyme and Coconut Curry (come back tomorrow for the recipes). And if you are going to drench corn in yummy, messy flavor, corn on the cute cob holders are a must.

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If you are classy, you eat corn on the cob with cute little holders. So, I made some simple geometric holders to take our dining experience up a notch. I should note that I used non-food grade paint and glue on these holder, but technically the part of the corn you eat never touches the holders.  But, if you would rather be not use paint, I think these would look great just left in the natural wood coloring as well.

_west elm corn 16Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 inch wooden blocks (found at the craft store)
  • spray paint on craft pain in a couple of colors
  • 1 5/8″ painted steel nails
  • drill and 2 sizes of bits
  • E6000 glue

To start, you’ll want to paint the blocks.  I chose black, gold, white and left some natural wood._corn holders 9_corn holders 1Start by drilling, with the smaller drill bit, a hole in the center of half of the wooden blocks._corn holder 2Then attach the larger drill bit and drill just a short distance into the wooden block.  This is to create a space for the nail head to sit, so that is is flush with the surface of the block._corn holders 3Place a nail into the hole and make sure that the nail head sits flat. _corn holders 5Add a small amount of E6000 glue to the top of the block, where the nail head is and then adhere another wooden cube at a 45 degree angle.  Allow them to dry overnight._corn holders 6_corn holders 8

DIY Corn on the Cob HoldersBe sure to come back tomorrow for two yummy grilled corn on the cob recipes – Coconut Curry and Parmesan Thyme. DIY Corn on the Cob Holders

 

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