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02 November, 2013

No-Sew Burlap Cornucopia and a $100 Giveaway

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Easy No-Sew Burlap CornucopiaCan you believe it’s November? And Thanksgiving will be here before you know it! Sooo…to celebrate the occasion, our monthly No-Sew Showcase group is bringing you some ideas that you can use to help you celebrate the holiday and…a great giveaway to help you create your own Thanksgiving projects! And here’s my contribution…a super-easy no-sew burlap cornucopia! I love the rustic look of burlap and it will fit right in on my Thanksgiving table!

Kitty I have actually been tossing this idea around in my mind for a while and postponing because I have been dreading getting out the chicken wire, tin snips and heavy gloves to create the form for the cornucopia…ouch! But then Miss Kitty said “Why in the world are you doing that when you could just use a wicker form?” Whaaaat? Genius! So I rushed out to Michael’s and there it was…70% off! Woo hoo! Thanks, Miss Kitty!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT No-Sew Cornucopia Tutorial Here’s what you will need:
  • A straw or wicker cornucopia form with the small feet removed and saved for later
  • Burlap cut into strips (I finally found a way to use up most of my leftovers! Yaaay!)
  • Hot glue gun
And here’s what you will do:
  1. Unravel one side of each of the burlap strips.
  2. Wrap the strips around the form, beginning at the small end. Wrap it so that the unraveled edge shows, hot gluing in spots to hold it in place.
  3. You will find that the shape does not allow you to wrap continuously. You will have to piece in a few shorter pieces from the bottom of the form. Always end and begin any strip on the bottom.
  4. Reattach the feet so that they hold the cornucopia straight
  5. And…taa daa! Here it is!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT No-Sew Burlap Cornucopia2 Then I decided that my cornucopia needed a little trial run on my practice Thanksgiving tablescape! (You do have a practice Thanksgiving tablescape, don’t you? lol) I added a little bit of faux bittersweet and filled it with seasonal gourds, little pumpkins, fall leaves and Indian corn. What do you think? I love the rustic texture of the burlap…just the look I was going for!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT No-Sew Basket LinersAnd here is something else that would be a great addition to your Thanksgiving buffet no-sew basket liners! You will find a tutorial for them here that even includes the free utensil graphic!

And just in case you are in the mood for another one of my super-easy Thanksgiving projects, check out my Pottery Barn inspired monogrammed serving board…created from a thrift store cutting board for a song! You will find it by clicking here.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT No-Sew Thanksgiving ShowcaseAnd don’t forget to head on over to see what the rest of the No-Sew Showcase Showcase gang has cooking for Thanksgiving!
Amy at Atta Girl SaysNo-Sew Burlap Thankful Envelope Place Cards
Ann at On Sutton PlaceNo-Sew Wine Bottle Gift Wrap
Barb at The Everyday HomeNo-Sew Burlap and Organza Wine Bottle Wrap
Yvonne at Stone GableNo-Sew Burlap Webbing Placemat and Napkin Ring
Suzy at Worthing CourtNo-Sew Thankful Banner

No-Sew Decorating Showcase GiveawayAnd now for the giveaway! We are so excited because Online Fabric Store is offering a $100 gift certificate to one of our readers! Could the timing be any better…with the holidays right around the corner! Just think of all the fabric you could buy…and now they are your source for Rustoleum products, too! Just click on the links below to earn entries. Only the first entry is mandatory, but you can earn additional entries by following the hosts on social media. The contest ends at midnight EST on November 8, 2013 and the winner will be announced the following week.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my no-sew burlap cornucopia! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures, Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays , Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays , My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday , French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday , Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special, Tatertots and Jello for the Link Party Palooza
See you next time! À la prochaine!

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  1. Oh my, I knew if I came back to blogland and checked out your wonderful blog, I'd still be impressed! Everything you touch turns to pure beauty!

    Have a happy day!

  2. This is just adorable, Debbie. What a great idea! I just happen to already have a wicker cornucopia that has been sitting in my cabinet just waiting for me to do something with it. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. More cuteness! You are so talented, Debbie!

    I would love a shot at this. I am redoing a guest room next year, and I Ned fabric for a dust ruffle and pillows. Please sign me up for a chance.

    Thank you!



  4. Debbie I love this and i'm going to see if I can find a wicker cornucopia and try it! it will go so great with my burlap table runner you made and I won (smile smile smile). I'm going to do an early Thanksgiving dinner here with my girls this year!~

  5. I threw away a wicker cornucopia years ago! Dang it!!!! Out to search for a new one ..... such a wonderful idea and it's beautiful!!!!
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Very cute idea -- like everything you do!

    I think I entered -- I am never sure with that Rafflecopter thing. I am not on FB anymore, but I do hope I did it right.

  7. Great no sew projects for Thanksgiving. Love all the ideas!

  8. Kitties are smart that way. ;)
    Now you have more time to snuggle with Miss Kitty!



  9. Debbie,
    Miss Kittyis such a charming assistant!!!
    Adorable burlap cornucopia!!!
    My early Thanksgiving, at this point, is major cleaning!!!
    Although I did purchase a new RL tablecloth...hope that counts!!!
    Thanks for the inspiration, dear friend!!!
    Give my best to your Staff!!!

  10. CA UTE!!!! Love it, Debbie. I have a wicker conucopia and it is already filled. I wonder if I can cover it anyway? I'll give it a try.

  11. No one make burlap look better than you. So creative. I need to be checking out the fabric.

  12. I have the ugliest cornucopia and was thinking about trying to paint it, but this is perfectly brilliant! Your kitty is a genius!
    Thanks so much!

  13. I do have a practice turkey day scape! It's in the spare bedroom and yes my husband think's I'm crazy but I don't want to dry run on the big day and find out I'm missing something -cooking is stressful enough!

  14. Debbie, The cornucopia is so cute and I love the basket liners! Every time I stop by here you are showing another wonderful project.

  15. You turned your wicker cornucopia into a real upscale and modern centerpiece. How easy! What a great spin on a classic! Debbie,you are amazing! I just love our NO-SEW group!

  16. You and Miss Kitty are so smart, Debbie.

    What a fantastic idea for Thanksgiving, and it really does sound so easy. And I love a project that makes use of scraps and waste and burlap. Of course, you know how much we no-sew gals love burlap.

    Thrilled to be no-sewing with you again.

  17. Love this! I love the texture of burlap and have it throughout my home. Great way to turn a usual cornucopia into an unusual one. Thanks for sharing and for offering the great give away!

  18. this is all so lovely... but tell me, please, where did you find the mercury glass pumpkins...

  19. Every thing looks beautiful, I enjoy your blog very much. Please put my name in the hat for the fabric giveaway. Thank you!


Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie