Search This Blog

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Cornucopia Thanksgiving Centerpiece

The cornucopia is Latin for horn of plenty.  This horn shaped basket is filled with a bountiful harvest that is to be shared with others.  

When you fill the cornucopia with squash, gourds, pomegranates, apples, pears, grapes, oranges, pecans, walnuts, acorns, Indian corn, pine cones and miniature pumpkins, fill it so that the harvest bounty spills over.  

Decorate your home or business with a Thanksgiving cornucopia.  If you are a gardener you can fill the horn shaped basket with harvested fruits and vegetables or you could take a walk in your local park and gather pine cones, dried flowers, acorns, dried wheat and wineberry branches.  

The best cornucopias are the ones that are made with fresh ingredients. If your harvest was not plentiful you can purchase what you need at your local farmers market. 

Make a cornucopia in November and enjoy it as an edible centerpiece throughout the month.   I like to make cornucopias that are edible, I do this by adding decorative tissue paper of orange on the bottom of the basket then I fill it up with harvest pears, apples oranges and assorted nuts.   

This horn of plenty basket is then set on my coffee table along with nut cracker, cocktail napkins and dessert plates.   It is a centerpiece that your family and friends will gather around.

View this video to learn more about a cornucopia.

Image credit
Cornucopia:  Free downloads