Tuesday, November 2, 2010

How-To: Cornucopia

Here's another recent, season appropriate project for Lowe's Creative Ideas that I had a lot of fun working on.  It's essentially a papier mache project, but instead of just using paper, you can also use textiles.  
Note: Because this was a Lowe's project, I used premixed wallpaper paste as my adhesive, but you can also use liquid starch.


Step 1: Cut the hanger tab off a 1-pint funnel. Position the funnel at an angle on the base of an 8-inch plastic planter. Secure with masking tape.

Step 2: Use crumpled pieces of masking paper to smooth the transition between the funnel. Secure with masking tape. Repeat until you achieve your desired cornucopia shape.

Step 3: Tear small pieces of masking paper. Dip the pieces in wallpaper paste, and apply them to the cornucopia. Cover it inside and out. Allow to dry. 
Step 4: Cut two 3-inch-wide x 36-inch-long strips of burlap. Dip a strip of burlap into the paste. Twist the strip into a rope, and wrap it around the cornucopia. Repeat until the entire cornucopia is covered. Allow to dry. Place the cornucopia on your dining table, and fill it with harvest flowers, pumpkins, or vegetables.
Tip: You can make your decorative gourds last longer by applying a clear spray finish.

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