• DIY ~ Thanksgiving Cornucopia

    Posted on November 22, 2013 by in Amazing flower pairings, Bringing the garden inside, DIY home and garden craft projects, Home decor
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    Thanksgiving Cornucopia

     

    It’s Thanksgiving time. In addition to having that lovely home-cooked dinner, make a gorgeous centerpiece to complement it! And, if you aren’t the cook this year, this cornucopia of plenty will make the perfect house gift for your hosts. Best of all, you can put this centerpiece together for a fraction of the cost at a commercial florist and reuse some of the components next year.

    This cornucopia make and take workshop was created for TheDCH by Brenda Tunis as part of its floral arrangement series. If you missed the workshop, follow the materials list and directions below as a guide. Remember that you can make flower substitutions based on availability. Just keep those warm fall colors in mind as you make your selections.

    Here's the materials you will need to create a Thanksgiving Dinner Centerpiece of your own at home!

    Here are the materials you will need to create a Thanksgiving Dinner Centerpiece of your own at home!

     

     

    After gathering the listed materials, get ready for the fun part, the arranging!

    Arrangement Directions

    • Start by placing the wet oasis in a plastic dish. Use oasis tape if necessary for a snug fit.
    • Next, cover the oasis base using lemon leaves, fall leaves and seeded eucalyptus.
    • Add accent pieces next (protea & lotus pods) as these are your focal points.
    • Now tuck in the remaining flowers (chrysanthemums, hypericum berries, yarrow, solidago).
    • Cattails and dried wheat are optional but fun.
    • Embellish with some small gourds and fruit,such as apples and grapes, when you place it on the table.
    • Keep watered and your arrangement should last a week or more!

     

    Bamboo skewers anchor the basket to the centerpiece and are snipped after placement.

    Bamboo skewers anchor the basket to the centerpiece and are snipped after placement.

    Gather the materials and remember to start at the base with greens to cover the oasis, then add accent pieces & flowers.

    Gather the materials and remember to cover the oasis base with greens first, then add accent pieces & flowers.

     

     

     

     

     

    Brenda Tunis demonstrating the steps in constructing a floral cornucopia.

    Brenda Tunis demonstrating the steps in constructing a floral cornucopia.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Take a peek below and see our cornucopias in progress. Even with the same exact materials, each one is as unique as its arranger!

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    These happy workshop participants all took home a cornucopia they created themselves!

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