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Mini Cornucopias

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

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2008

Introduction

These miniature cornucopias are a fun fall craft that are easy to make and require minimal materials. They also serve as great party favors—give them out at the end of your Thanksgiving feast to friends and family. A few easy steps, caning, string, ribbon, and whatever treat fits your motif—we used nuts for a salty surprise—are all it takes to make this festive DIY

materials

  • Caning

  • String

  • Decorative ribbon

  • Tissue paper

  • Nuts or other favors

steps

  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 until pliable, three to five minutes.

  2. Roll the sides to form a cone. To secure, weave pieces of string through the caning in two 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. Tie with a decorative ribbon, line with tissue paper, and fill with nuts or other favors.

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