Roll diagonally to make a hollow cone approximately 18 inches long with a 5 inch diameter at the widest end (cornucopia opening). Clear tape is used to secure the end. Fill the cone with crumpled ordinary foil until it's stiff. Bend the cone's tail up and down towards the end. Insert the point of the horn into the bend and smooth out any wrinkles.
Easiest way to make a cornucopia is to use packing material. Just wrap some wire around your hand a few times to create a shape that will hold packing material. Then, take the wire off and fill the space between the fingers with small objects such as dried beans or rice. Next, tie the ends of the wire together to form a circle. Finally, stick the circle into something sweet!
You can also use old corncobs as a base for your cornucopia. First, cut the cob off just below the ear of corn. Then, using a sharp knife, cut thin strips off the bottom of the cobb so it will stand up by itself. Repeat with the remaining cobs. The next time you go to a farmers' market, collect several cobs in different colors if possible. Stick them into something sweet!
Last but not least, you can buy pre-made cornucopias. These are really easy to make and look cute hanging from the ceiling!
Begin by covering the interior of the box with burlap. Insert one piece of burlap inside the cone and fold it over the outside. Glue the folded burlap piece to the chicken wire. Repeat all the way around the cone until the interior is covered and the rim of the cornucopia is burlap-covered. Cut several small holes in the top for ventilation.
This craft makes a beautiful decoration for your Fourth of July party table or outdoor barbecue. You can even use plastic bottles instead of a cardboard box if you don't have any other choice. However, the bottle should be at least 3 inches in diameter so that it will hold its shape while being filled with flowers and fruit.
If you want to add some candy to this project, then use different colored candy melts for each color of burlap used. This will create a rainbow effect when the cornucopia is complete.
Burlap is easy to work with and very affordable. There are many ways to use this material besides just making cornucopias. You can make bags, baskets, and dresses out of it. The possibilities are endless!
Here's another idea that uses only three pieces of fabric and no glue: cut a circle out of paper, place it on top of the center of two circles, cut out the remaining circle to make a flower head. Use hot glue to attach the petals to the center piece.
Make a horn out of the double-walled tin foil. Tape the pointed end of the horn with transparent tape to keep it in place. Crumpled up tin foil should be used to fill the horn. This will assist the dough in maintaining its structure. Make care to bend the horn's tail so that it resembles a cornucopia. Use more foil than required and remember to smooth out any wrinkles before using them for decoration.
The finished product should look like this:
When you open up the tape, the foil makes an impressive display hanging from the horn.
This is a great project for kids to learn about edible decorations. They'll love seeing their work come alive when they eat the corn flakes sprinkled with sugar afterward!
You can use regular foil instead of double-walled tin if you prefer. Just make sure it's self-clinging enough to hold its shape once cooled.
Have fun creating your own designs! You can get really creative with this one.
Making a Cornucopia using Chicken Wire
Place the cob's tip on a chopping board and tilt it up at a 45-degree angle toward you. Slicing off the kernels on the top side, toward the board, run the knife down the top face of the corn. Now that you have a kernel-free side, lay it flat on the cutting surface to keep the cob from rolling about. Repeat with the remaining cob. The aim is to slice off as much of the silk as possible without slicing into the blade. That way, when you wipe the knife clean, there will be no trace of corn pollen on it.
This is actually easier than it sounds. The secret is to take your time and go in shallow slices. Don't worry about removing all the silk, just enough so the cob can stand up by itself. Once you get used to how thick the corn husks are, you won't need to use a sharp knife or even a knife at all. Just grab the cob by the husk and pull it off in one piece.
Of course, if you don't want to spend too much time learning how to do this, there are other ways to cut corn off the cob. You can buy pre-cut corn on the cob from the supermarket, or you can ask your grocer to do it for you. Either way, make sure you wash your hands well after handling raw meat and poultry.
Place the taped straws on a table. Tape together the remaining quartered straws and stand them up around the straw raft. Attach the straws to the raft bottom to form a little cube of straws with an opening on top for resting the egg within. Five additional straws should be arranged in a pentagon form. These serve as supports for the egg when it is dropped into the basket.
Cut off the pointed ends of two wooden spoon handles. Slide one spoon handle under each corner of the basket, then slide the third handle under the center of the basket. Use wood glue to secure the handles to the base of the basket.
Now your egg drop is ready for action! First, fill the basket with water until the eggs are completely covered by at least 1 inch (2.5 cm). Make sure there are no holes in the bottom of the basket where the straws could drain out. Place the basket on its stand inside your cart or other container.
Your eggs will need to stay in the water for about six hours to one day before being eaten. Check on them regularly to make sure there are no leaks from the straws and the water level is not too low or high.
After this time has passed, remove the basket from the container and dry it thoroughly using a paper towel. Be careful not to break the eggs while removing them from the water!