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DIY mini cornucopias

It’s never too early to start thinking about Thanksgiving, especially with how crazy the holiday season gets! Get a head start on your Thanksgiving decorating by making these adorable and easy DIY burlap mini cornucopias!

DIY mini cornucopias | -- final result

These cute little cornucopias are easy, cheap and fun to make, and can be used for all sorts of holiday decorating. We used ours as placemats, but you can certainly use them as mantel decor or even fun little accents in your kitchen.

DIY mini cornucopias


  • Scissors
  • Ribbon or twine
  • 1 yard of burlap
  • Pen or pencil
  • Sheet of regular paper (8-1/2 x 11 inches) for a template

DIY mini cornucopias | -- material



Trace a template from paper

To make the cornucopias, trace a house shape (7-1/4″ wide by 5-1/4″) with a flat roof (see photo).

DIY mini cornucopias | -- tracing template


Cut out shapes in burlap

To cut the shapes out of the burlap, you can either trace the paper template into the burlap with a pen or hold down the template and cut around it. We chose to trace it so the lines were sharper, but it’s totally up to you.

DIY mini cornucopias | -- burlap shapes


Roll into cones

To roll the cones, start at the left-hand corner of the base of your shape. Then, pinching one side down, roll the burlap into a cone shape.

DIY mini cornucopias | -- rolling cones

DIY mini cornucopias | -- rolling cones

Using a hot-glue gun, place a dab of glue on the bottom edge of the cone to keep it together.


Tie together with twine

Using colored twine, ribbon or yarn, tie the cones in place.

DIY mini cornucopias | -- twine cones

Fill with nuts, leaves or other fun fall accessories!

DIY mini cornucopias | -- final result

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