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Project

Shimmery Lined Cornucopia

A basic cornucopia basket gets a glamorous makeover, thanks to sparkly paint and fabric. Fruits and vegetables in rich shades of ruby and amethyst spill out like jewels. For a soft shine, brush the produce with an edible petal dust, a finish available at baking-supply stores.

Materials

  • Cornucopia basket
  • Metallic spray paint
  • Tape measure
  • Fabric, such as silvered linen
  • Straight pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Needle and thread

Steps

  1. Step 1

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    Coat cornucopia lightly with spray paint; let dry.

  2. Step 2

    Cut out a fabric rectangle on the bias: The width should be 3 inches longer than the length of the cornucopia at its longest point, not including the upturned end; the length should be 1 inch longer than the circumference of the cornucopia's opening.

  3. Step 3

    Fold fabric, right side up, so short sides meet; pin together along that edge.

  4. Step 4

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    Stitch where pinned, with 1/2-inch seam allowance. With doubled thread and running stitches, sew along 1 end; pull thread to cinch fabric closed, and stitch to secure.

  5. Step 5

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    Turn liner right side out, and place liner in cornucopia; secure cinched end inside tip of basket with a few back stitches.  

  6. Step 6

    Fold excess fabric over the rim. Turn edges under 1/2 inch, and pin. With doubled thread and slip stitches, sew hem, pulling thread through basket every couple of stitches to secure.