How to Make a Thanksgiving Cornucopia

Latin for "horn of plenty," a cornucopia makes a colorful centerpiece for holiday meals.

You will need

  • A large tray or cookie sheet
  • Assorted leaves (real or fabric)
  • A 2-foot-long wicker cornucopia (available at most craft stores)
  • 3.0 eight-ounce bags of raffia or straw
  • Gourds
  • crabapples
  • Indian corn
  • mini pumpkins
  • pomegranates
  • artichokes
  • Walnuts
  • Cranberries
  • And ribbon for a bow
  • Mums (optional)

Step 1 Place large tray or cookie sheet Place a large tray or cookie sheet on a table.

Step 2 Scatter leaves & set cornucopia Scatter colorful autumn leaves, real or fabric, over the tray, and set the cornucopia on top of the foliage.

Step 3 Line w/ straw or raffia Line the bottom of the cornucopia with straw or raffia.

Step 4 Place large fruits & veggies Place the larger fruits and veggies inside the cornucopia first to serve as a foundation for the smaller ones.

Step 5 Fill w/ smaller fruits & veggies Continue filling the cornucopia with the smaller fruits and veggies. Let some spill onto out onto the tray.

Step 6 Sprinkle walnuts & cranberries Sprinkle walnuts and cranberries over the arrangement, allowing them to fall into the nooks and crannies.

Step 7 Tuck in leftover leaves Tuck in any leftover leaves.

Step 8 Tie big bow at base Tie a big bow at the base.