My name is Michelle from Our Crafty Mom, a DIY/Home Decor and Craft Blog. I am happy to be back guest posting at Centsible Chateau today! As Thanksgiving is just a few short weeks away, I thought it would be fun to show you how to make a classic Thanksgiving Cornucopia.
Fall Silk Flowers
2 Large Sunflowers
2 Faux Pumpkins
Start by cutting the foam block in half so it fits inside the cornucopia.
Place the foam inside the cornucopia and push it all the way in so it is snug on both sides.
Start by lying your foundation pieces into the bottom half of the foam. I used the leaf stems for the foundation.
Then layer the sunflowers and the pumpkins into the foam. I will show you a trick for securing the pumpkins without having to use any hot glue. That is something I love about this project-no hot glue! The key to securing any foam pumpkins or decorations is to use a paperclip! Here is my trick:
Just bend one end of the paper clip and push it into the foam pumpkin, then straighten the opposite side of the paper clip and push that end into the foam. If you want it to be extra secure you can add hot glue to the end, but I have been using this technique for a couple of years now and nothing has fallen out! These basically act as floral pins but are much less expensive!
Now It’s just a matter of filling in the cornucopia. You want to make sure it is even on all sides, so just place it in the center of the table and continue to add pieces until you are happy with how it looks.
Finally, create a pretty bow to add to the top of the cornucopia. I usually make 8 loops as a standard bow size. I use a pipe cleaner to secure it to the cornucopia.
This is something that you can use year after year if stored properly. It can also stay out the entire fall season right up until Christmas!
I hope you enjoyed this Thanksgiving Cornucopia. For more thrifty craft and home decorating ideas please visit me at Our Crafty Mom.
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