Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thanksgiving Table Favors “Cone-u-copias”

I always like to have a little something on the table for guests. Like most of my projects, this idea just kind of came to me and I ran with it hoping it would pan out.

Since cornucopias are such an iconic symbol of Thanksgiving, I thought paper cones were in order.
Thanksgiving Paper Cone Jute
You’ll need:
  • Lightweight cardstock cut 6x6. I used a metallic gold by Recollections from Michaels
  • Jute twine
  • Embellishments
  • Die Cuts
I formed my cone shape and taped and stapled together.
Thanksgiving Paper Cones
Pretty boring right? I had this package of leaf shaped doilies I found on one of my Dollar Tree trips and thought hmmm….maybe they would work here.
Dollar Tree Doilies

Thanksgiving Paper Cone
I just ran a line of tape down the center of my cone and stuck a doily about halfway in. Better. Still kinda boring. In lieu of a doily, you could use a big die cut.

What isn’t made better with jute? Ran a line of hot glue down the back of the cone starting about 1/3 of the way from the bottom and then wrapped my jute around ending at the bottom.  Had some more glittered turkeys from other projects ( Recollections) and glued one on top of the twine.
Thanksgiving Paper Cones (3)
Then die cut oak leaves using the Memory Box Leaf Trio die I used on my place cards and candles and scraps of Core’dinations glittered paper, made and glued on a jute bow at the stem, and glued to the cone. Done and done!
Thanksgiving Paper Cones (2)

Thanksgiving Paper Cones (3)
Haven’t decided yet what I’m going to fill them with…thinking a mix of seasonal chocolates and spiced nuts or garlic pretzels….

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Netty said...

Simple but so very effective, love them, x

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Your title had me laughing out loud! These are adorable, Carol. I *love* those leaf doilies!! These are going to look fantastic on your table for the holidays!

1CardCreator said...

Great idea and they look lovely!

Karen said...

What a cute idea! I love the jute and little turkeys on the bottom. Lovely!!

malia said...

Those are adorable Carol! Really pretty!

Unknown said...

Oh wow! This is an fabulous idea! I love it and wish I had thought of it ;)

Diane said...

OMGosh, I ♥ this idea. I will have to be on the lookout for some of those doilies! Cute, cute idea.

Holly Lefevre said...

So pretty and elegant. I love how those leaf doilies accent it and the die is gorgeous (ps there is a die sale after T-Day on lifestyle crafts)

Jocelyn said...

THey turned out so cute...all the little extra touches really made them stand out!!! Definitely fill them with chocolates:-)