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Fall Cornucopia Favor

Fall is one of my favorite seasons, it is so much fun to bring out the rustic colors and bountiful textures for decorating! May Arts has teamed up with Stampendous for a week long festive fall showcase and today I’ve created a sweet, little and very easy to construct cornucopia favor.

These darling little cornucopias would be the perfect after dinner snack at a Thanksgiving dinner (before pie that is!) or a sweet little favor for a fall party.

To make these cornucopia favors, I used the Cling Autumn Words Stamp from Stampendous, aged tissue paper, ink, a sheet of gold cardstock, May Arts Burlap Cord, Mini Pom Poms in Yellow, Woven Burlap and various scraps of cardstock and an acorn die.

I started by stamping in a brown ink onto the tissue paper, being careful to place a scrap piece of paper under the tissue in case the ink bled through. The stamp was easy to line up and I was able to cover a whole sheet of tissue in just a few minutes.

Next I constructed the cone of the cornucopia from cardstock. I first rounded the corner of a 4.25 x5.5 cut piece, using a plate for a template. Then, I rolled the paper into a cone shape, securing with some strong adhesive. I did the same to a piece of the stamped tissue paper as well, making sure that the size was slightly larger.

After covering the cornucopia with the stamped tissue, I had a great fall background to embellish with many fibers and textures of ribbon. I punched a whole through both the cardstock and tissue and tied a bow with the cord, looped some of the pom pom ribbon through the bow, and tucked under a piece of pulled burlap. I topped all of this with a die cut acorn and leaf. These would make great place cards too, just by simply writing the name of the person onto the acorn!

Stampendous offers many great fall stamps, and May Arts has a wide variety of ribbons in trims in many textures with the fall color palette…the possibilities are endless for fall decorating!


Blog post by: Karen Baker

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  1. Linda R.

    Yea!  Now I know what to make for the Thanksgiving table.

  2. Nicole Martel

    Love this!

  3. Laura Pryor

    This is absolutely FABULOUS!!! What a great treat for Thanksgiving!

  4. Kim H

    Great idea, would look awesome at my dinner table. thanks for sharing.

  5. Lisa

    Seriosly adorable Karen! LOVE this idea for place cards at out Thanksgiving table. Thanks for the fun inspiration!!!

  6. Holly E

    This is so cute and yet so simple to make! Thanks for the great idea!

  7. Amy #8546

    very pretty.

  8. Johanna D.

    Oh my gosh – so adorable! What a great accessory for my favorite season 🙂

  9. Melinda Gleissner

    This is a fantastic idea! I love how you used this Autumn Words stamp to make your cornucopia. It's been fun playing along with you this week.

  10. Carmen

    Beautiful – but then again I love everything you do with burlap!

  11. jen shears

    Once again, GENIUS. This is so beautiful- I love the effect on the tissue, and the perfect ribbons to embellish!!!

  12. Maria


  13. Maureen Hayes

    These are so beautiful and I love that you can use them the whole season!  You can certainly use them for Halloween, but they work all through Fall!  Thank you for the wonderful idea and the easy to follow tutorial.  These are going to be gracing my table for sure.

  14. Indy

    What fantastic Thanksgiving favors! 

  15. erin

    Tissue paper, what a great idea!

  16. Brenda B

    Karen, you've really brought the fun and flavor of fall together with this delightful favor.  Your textures, colors and use ribbons and embellishments make this project simply stunning.

  17. Sandra Merritt

    That looks awesome… And yummy!

  18. sharon gullikson

    I am really, really loving your pom poms! I usually call them dingle balls…SOOO cute!

  19. jengd

    Cute and simple- love it!

  20. Denise Bryant

    I just bought the Autumn Words stamp and i love it! Great idea to use it on the tissue! These candy cones are a fun project and make a sweet gift! Love all the texture from the burlap and mini pom pom trims!

  21. Kristie Maynard

    This is an adorable project!  Just love it!  TFS.

  22. Barb Ghigliotty

    So pretty!!!

  23. Mary S - Big Mamma

    So great .. love to use these as a table name tag.. on the acorn could write each persons name. 

  24. Sue D

    Lovely fall favor for Thanksgiving.  I like the pom pom trim and the stamped autumn words.

  25. Stampendous Graphics

    This is a fantastic idea! Just love what you've done with these. I hope you don't mind if we pin and share this! Great job!

  26. Virginia Fynes

    Beautiful! Some of my favorite ribbons! 

  27. Charlene

    Love these, Karen!

  28. Nikki C

    This is just fantastic love the little pom pom ribbon on it 🙂


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