Make a Cornucopia Fall Wreath

Last year I saw a beautiful wreath that was half wreath and half cornucopia. It was priced outrageously, so I decided I needed to make my own cornucopia Fall wreath this year. This was a fairly easy project, just a bit time consuming, but I am so thrilled with how it turned out! The best part is, I had all of the things I needed to make the wreath except for the grapevine wreath and the wicker cornucopia.
I began with a basic 22 inch grapevine wreath and a wicker cornucopia, both from Michael's.
Most cornucopias you find will have little feet of some kind on them like these. This one also had a ring on one side so you could hang it on a wall for decoration.
I needed to remove the feet, so I took wire cutters and simply cut the part of the woven cornucopia where it was going through the feet to remove them. I did the same with the hook on the back.
After you have removed the feet and anything else on the outside of your cornucopia, use floral wire or chenille stems like I show you above and pull it through the wicker. You will use these to attach your cornucopia to your wreath. You will want to use at least three of these to make sure that the cornucopia is securely attached to the wreath.
Pull those wires or stems through the grapevine wreath and twist them securely. If you are using wire, make sure after you have them secure you tuck the ends back into the grapevine wreath so they don't scratch your door when you hang your wreath.
You should have something that looks like this. I hung my wreath on an easel to work on. It is always best to hang your wreath while you are working on it. This will give you an actual idea of how it will look when you hang it on a door.
Fill the cornucopia with dry floral foam, cover with a thin layer of Spanish moss and run a wire from one side of the cornucopia to the other so when you start to add things to your floral foam it doesn't fall out.
I used sticks, but you can use heavy gauge floral wire also to stick into your vegetables and gourds.
Next I began adding my larger faux pieces first, making sure all were secured in the floral foam, adding extra wire to secure the larger vegetables to the wreath. When all of the larger vegetables have been added it is time to begin with some tiny ones and some filler florals.
I finished up by hot gluing a few Fall leaves around the wreath and filling with some dried wheat. My Harvest Home Cornucopia Wreath is ready to welcome guests.
Chloe Crabtree
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