Sunday, November 14, 2010

Thanksgiving Centerpiece {Cornucopia Tutorial}

Nothing says Thanksgiving like cornucopias. 
Here are a few tips and steps to help you create a beautiful centerpiece to represent all that we are blessed with.
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First gather your supplies. 
You need a goats horn.  Ok if you don’t have a goats horn a woven basket type cornucopia will work. ;)  Any harvest type items will work as well. I found some berries, leaves, gourds, pinecones, foxtails, feathers and hydrangea.  I then snugly inserted a piece of foam into the cornucopia. 
Now Dive in!
I started with my hydrangea and started inserting them into the foam with the bottom ones further out than the top.  This gives you a cascading look. Next I stuck picks into my foam gourds so they would have an anchor.  I arranged a few different types and colors evenly around the flowers.
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Keep going…
Add in your berries and leaves arranging them evenly throughout but not giving a too uniform look.  You want balance, but not a polka dot look.
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A few little tweaks.
I stuck my hops vine on underside of all my goods and swooped it to the side along with my fox tails and feathers.  Giving it the over flowing look as if it is spilling out this way with over abundance.
And you’re finished!
There is no right or wrong here, just play around with it until you get the look and shape that feels right to you.  This cornucopia is a large one, but you could recreate this in any size to make your perfect Thanksgiving centerpiece.
               Classic Thanksgiving and a good reminder of the
                                                                               abundance we have in our lives.
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  1. That is so pretty!!! You found beautiful things and put them together perfectly!!

  2. Your cornucopia is absolutely beautiful. I have a difficult time with arrangements, so I really appreciate the tutorial. Also, I like your burlap chair cover...will have to check that post next!

  3. Krista this is gorgeous! You are very talented.

    Happy week! ~Melissa :)

  4. Krista, you amaze me. That's all.


  5. Absolutely beautiful! I love the fullness of it! Thanks for sharing how you did it!

  6. Just gorgeous....I got a cornucopia basket at a yard sale for a quarter....but it's kind of plain and rattan-y, and I'd like to whitewash it or something. Why can't you live around the corner from me so you could help me out?! LOL! Yours is really stunning! TFS!


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