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Mini Cornucopias

Miniature cornucopias filled with nuts make festive favors. They're simple to create by rolling pieces of caning into cones, lining them with tissue paper, and finishing with ribbons.


Try another project using caning: Autumnal Door Arrangements.


  • Caning
  • Scissors
  • String
  • Decorative ribbon
  • Tissue paper
  • Nuts or other favors


  1. Step 1

    Cut a rectangle of caning to about 7 by 4 1/2 inches. Place it horizontally on a work surface, and cut off the bottom left and right corners, starting about halfway from the top (get the basket weave template). Soak the caning in water (see photo, below) until pliable, 3 to 5 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Roll the sides to form a cone. To secure, weave pieces of string through the caning in 2 places, and knot them. Let caning dry, which can take up to 24 hours, and then remove the string (the caning will hold its shape).

  3. Step 3

    Tie with a decorative ribbon, line with tissue paper, and fill with nuts or other favors.

Martha Stewart Living, November 2008