Saturday, November 14, 2009

Modern Handmade Cornucopia


I don't know why but I've had this idea of a making a cornucopia in my head for weeks. I found one last year that I really wanted but was way out of my price range. I'm not a fan of baskets, staw and such so I wanted to make something a little more modern.

Here's what I did:
I rolled a square piece of chicken wire into a cone. I got mine at Home Depot for a little under six dollars.


Then I rolled a piece of fabric around it to cover the wire. I wanted to get a piece of burlap for this but didn't have time. So instead, I used a rustic green fabric similar to burlap I already had.

I used brown thread and big ugly stitches to hold the fabric in place. I'm sure you could use hot glue, but I like how the big stitches make it a little more rustic.

I bent the wire back onto itself to make it thicker at the opening. Then tucked the extra fabric inside and sewed it into place.

I like the way it looked with just fabric but knew it needed something. It took me about a half hour to to this much.

I decided to add grape vine since I had a bunch I bought at a yard sale a few years back. It took me a while to figure out how I was going to do this part. I wasn't patient enough to soak it. I pulled off the thinnest bendiest pieces of vine and wrapped them around it. I sewed/tied them into place.

Then I filled it up with random leaves and gourds I had around. I think it will be a pretty centerpiece on Thanksgiving.

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24 comments:

Catherine peacelovesweater@blogspot.com said...

This is beautiful! I love the big stitches too! What a great idea!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Pretty ingenious!!! It turned out fabulous. I love the addition of the grapevine.

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Kim said...

@Cheap Chic Home. This is such a great idea. I love the bendiness (is that a word?) and the rustic look.

Linda said...

Oooh,I Love It!!!! Soooo much better than the ones in the stores...thanks for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving!

Blessings,
Linda

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

What a great idea! I really love the way it looks covered with the fabric and twigs!

Cindy said...

I love me some original, unique decor! That looks so flippin' awesome. I'm trying to gather rustic decorating ideas for my house, so I'm bookmarking this :o)

Funky Junk Interiors said...

The end outcome with the twigs is unbelievable! This one is totally unique and creative, and quite frankly, has probably never been done like this before. I admire that!!

Thanks for linking up!

Funky Junk Donna

Jenglamgirl said...

SOOO DARLING, AND CLEVER, AND CREATIVE! way to go! cutest cornucopia ever!

Laura W said...

Yay, I love craft blogs too, and I wish I had your talent for making these things come to life! I need to make myself a shirt that says, "I know Kalleen!!" (then I will be cool too;)

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

Really like that rustic look! Great imagination!
~Nancy

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

That is great - love the burlap - pure genius!

Valerie said...

Wow! What a clever idea! Thanks so much for sharing!

Mandy said...

Love it! I wish I had a bit more time before thanksgiving - I would totally make this. Next year!

Ashleigh said...

I really, really like this. This more beautiful and unique than any other cornucopia I've seen!

seemommysew said...

So pretty!....I'm hosting a tutorial contest this month and you should enter if you're in the USA...there are some lovely prizes. :)

Kelly said...

I love this! Wonderful and very innovative.

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

I love this!!!

Rhonda said...

This is so creative, I love it! Thank you for a great idea!

Its So Very Cheri said...

BEAUTIFUL---you did a Great job--I have a party every week- Its So Very Creative (mondays)--would love to have you be an inspiration to other gals.

A new follower
Cheri

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

AMAZING... I am so making one of these!

Kileen said...

Love this! Great idea!

Jaimee said...

What a great idea to use chicken wire as a form. This turned out SO nice! I have a new craft blog and am making a post with great Thanksgiving projects. I'm going to include this one : )
http://craft-interrupted.blogspot.com/

Tammy said...

I love the rustic look of this cornucopia. It is so nice looking. You did a great job!

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