Article and Photography by Amy Myers
This new twist for a Thanksgiving cornucopia offers so many possibilities! Cornucopias are fun and beautiful for decorating. If you’re having trouble getting that custom look you want, here’s an easy, inexpensive DIY project.
Fall fabric of your choice
Fall floral pieces
Heavy-duty glue or duct tape
Floral foam or Styrofoam
Pipe cleaners or wire
Decorative gourds, if desired
Step 1: Secure pipe cleaners or wire inside the mouthpiece of the megaphone, as seen in the photo. This will be the “tail end.” I used duct tape for this. It’s easier to remove, and I might want to reuse the megaphone for something else later.
Step 2: Make sure you have enough fabric to cover the megaphone. Secure it from the inside, covering the whole megaphone, as the photo shows.
Step 3: As you wrap the megaphone, fold fabric around the tail end, to cover pipe cleaners.
Step 4: Hot glue or super glue the fabric together at the end, so it stays secure.
Step 5: Insert the foam piece, and use it to secure fall floral stems. Add any other items you wish, and your fall cornucopia is complete!