Dollar day do over- Cornucopia and fabric fruit.




My dollar day challenge this month is this….a basket cornucopia. I picked it up at one of our local thrift stores in our area on Thursday’s dollar day. This unfortunately was not included in their special sale days because it is holiday themed but the price was .99 cents so I still kept in my budget.


To switch things up a bit I decided to change the color by painting it white with some left over chalk paint. Then I added a base at the bottom to help hold it up.


I looked through my fabric selection and picked a variety of colors to sew some fruit and veggies with.


Supplies needed to make your own-



Basket cornucopia

White chalk paint

Fabric -assorted colors

Needle and thread

Cotton stuffing


Paint brush

Twigs- assorted sizes

Tacky glues

Twine or yarn- assorted colors.



To make the carrot’s just cut out a triangle and sew up the sides inside out, then turn right side out and stuff, add a felt leaf and sew a running stitch at top to finish everything off. You can make several sizes of carrots, just like you get when your are out picking carrots from your own garden.




Before you stuff and sew up remember to pick your style of stem first.I did two styles. One was a regular U shaped felt leaf and the other was several strands of felt.



The apples are made just like the pumpkins but in smaller sizes.


Cut out a rectangle shape 4 inches wide by 8 inches long.



Fold in half and sew up side using the back stitch or a machine for quicker results.



Sew a running stitch at bottom then pull and tie off, stuff and do the same to the top after stuffing.



Take twine or yarn and tie off sections to create lines in your tomatoes and pumpkins.




Just get creative making a variety of colorful fabric fruits and veggies for your cornucopia.

Add Fall leaves and sunflowers when you are finished then display on your table for Thanksgiving day. Happy crafting everyone, hope you all have a lot of fun making this one.

Special note- get the kids involved with this one. Have them help you design the fruits and veggies.


Talk to them about the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables.


This is a great project to work in some pretend play which helps with communicating and also helps children learn how to cooperate, follow rules, develop self control and get along with others. If your children are old enough, let them help with basic sewing and cutting when making your fabric food.



35 Comments Add yours

  1. ekurie says:

    Very clever! I have a cornucopia an old former friend sent me years ago. Now I can do something with it 🙂

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    1. Thank you, thought I do something different. Just got back from Hobby Lobby and they have such beautiful fruit for displays. I loved all the colors.

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      1. Whoops, forgot to add that I think the fruit from Hobby Lobby would have worked too, they were so pretty and colorful. Have fun making yours, it will look pretty on your Thanksgiving table.

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  2. This is the cutest project ever! Love it! You did a great job!

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    1. Thank you Renee. I see little kids loving this because they can play with the fruit like toys.


  3. Your cornucopia turned out so cute!

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  4. simplywendi says:

    super cute, I love all the colors!

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    1. Thanks Wendi, I love bright colors against white, the contrast is so striking.

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      1. simplywendi says:

        you are very welcome. I can’t imagine all the beauty in your home. 🙂

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      2. Awww…thank you Wendi, you always write the sweetest comments. Hope your are having a beautiful Sunday with your family.

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  5. Sandra McCall says:

    Awe…your little sewn veggies are so CUTE! Love this project.

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  6. SW says:

    Wow! I love this project! You did a wonderful job, and it will be a beautiful Thanksgiving/fall centerpiece!

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    1. Thank you so much, it was a fun little project too.

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  7. Sam says:

    This is adorable!

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  8. Dandelion B says:

    Wow love the idea of fabric fruit. Looks very artsy farsty

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    1. Thank you, thought I try something different but Hobby Lobby has some amazing fruit for sale that would have also worked. I have a post coming up on a fabric store, it’s where I buy some of my fabrics. I also buy vintage fabrics at thrift stores, church sales and yard sales too. I have a problem with fabric, can’t help it, I love all the colors.

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      1. Dandelion B says:

        Me too! And even tho i get 3 yards for a few bucks i find myself hanging on to the last 1/8 yard lol. Our thrift store is 50% Off fabrics tomorrow. Its been a busy and tiring \sick few weeks for me but my MIL are going to pop in then hubz and I are getting caught up in xmas decor. Iv transfusion on monday but hope to sew new santa sacs for the kids this week…found great faux plaid quilt pattern fabric awhile back at the thrift store for them. I just made stocking bags with thrifted burlap red and teal fabrics a few weeks back

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      2. You sound busy. I hope you are feeling okay now and have a good day shopping for fabric tomorrow, that is so much fun. I wish I had more time to sew and make things. I have way more fabric then what I am capable to create with and I still keep coming across really pretty designs too. Christmas will be here before I know it and I am way behind on my hand made ornaments I like to give out every year to family and friends.

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      3. Dandelion B says:

        I had a rough 2 weeks after the 1st treatment. Hoping 2 3 and 4 are not as bad. I am behind least i feel like it because I use to how Id be done it all by December. But thats ok Ill get it done didnt take on too much. I have found one of my fave thrift stores (a division of my childhood churches) is in need of ornaments to give out with trees for those in need so I will make up some bags with some home made ornaments. I spent the year making home made cards for seniors too. Now all I need to find is a way to turn my crafts into help for a animal shelter at xmas…maybe next year

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      4. I think that is so nice of you. I hope your treatments are better and not bad either. Today I was going to try to work on ornaments to give out but I also need to start on redoing our master bedroom. We also have to get our family Christmas photos done. I never share that on social media. Sometimes I will share photos of my kids now that they are adults but only through Our Little Red house site because my mom doesn’t know about this.

        My mom and some of her family members are always searching for us online since we changed addresses, phones and emails. We even got off Facebook and now my husband goes under a separate name all because of how my mother was so aggressive with her attacks and getting others in the family to attack us once I tried to set rules with how she acted around our kids, they she became very aggressive with these changes and I had no choice but to go No Contact. Believe me I tried to make it work with my mom, I really did.

        My daughter has to check her social media sites all the time and block because she still has PTSD from the screaming messages my mother left on answering machines when my daughter was a little girl. My mother would send messages to my daughter’s email pretending it was mine, writing personal things to me.

        My mother had me when she was a teenager and married my father after she became pregnant with me but it was my Nana (mother’s mom) who raised me. My father ended up divorcing my mother after I left home as soon as I turned 18. My mother remarried as well as my father but my mother still called my father up all the time creating so much drama in his life I believe it contribute to his tragic death at work one day.

        My step mother told me my father was not getting sleep from all the stress my mother continued to load on my father even though she had a new husband she still liked to control others that were in her life and cause chaos. Okay, not sure where this all came from, was going to write a small comment back.

        Anyway, we have family photos to take today but not to post online of course and if my mother finds this site, she will probably try to sabotage what I try to do. She always has since I was a little girl. I will just have to start over again I guess. Online bulling from a family member is one of the most horrible experiences to go through because who do you go to for support when it is the family doing the bullying. And how do you get the law involved when it is your own family and you don’t want to do that. We all have PTSD from that so everyday we are happy we are grateful.

        Okay, I am off now, I have a room to do and a tag post to write later which I will be including a lot of followers of mine in, you are one of them so be on the look out for that. Have a great Sunday.

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      5. Dandelion B says:

        I hear you hun mine has not lashed out on SM but mostly because shes not added. PTS is horrible and we work hard to get past it, we must do whatever we have to to preserve our sanity and health. Hubz and I are working away at our list..then i am making my much loved lasagna for sunday dinner the kids are excited lol. we use to do xmas pics now we take the dog for xmas pics lol. How sweet of you to include me in the post. You are tagged in one of mine coming up in december as one of our posts back and forth inspired it. Its one of my life entry posts however and not about crafts. No worries that sounds like ive tagged you and itll reveal things about you, no just one of your posts unrelated really to my post, inspired me.

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      6. Awww…thank you, I look forward to reading it. It is so hard keeping up with it all, especially this time of year. I am planning on having a bunch of pre-scheduled post for December because we are out so much doing all kinds of fun events scheduled. Having pre-scheduled post through out the year helps me keep connected with everyone and saves me a ton of time. Lasagna is one of our favorites in this house but we usually only make it on special occasions and the holidays.

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      7. Dandelion B says:

        Lol thats usually here too..our second youngest saw it on the board and said whats to occasion. I just havnt made it in awhile is all. Most of my posts 99% id say are pre scheduled. Nothing wrong with that. Or i jot down thoughts and finish when have a min and post. Hope your weekend was good..time for feet up here and of for treatment in the am

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      8. I hope you have a good treatment this time and get lots of rest too.

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  9. masgautsen says:

    That looks really nice!

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    1. Thank you, and I love that care package you did for Halloween, that was cool.

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      1. Cass & Tina says:

        Aww, thanks! The kids liked them too! 😍

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  10. This is such a cute and clever idea! What a great way to use up leftover fabric too. And the colors you had to choose from, so adorable! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. You’re welcome. I think everyone has fabric scraps around the house and your daughter can play with the fruit when Thanksgiving is over. I made a lot of my kids toys when they were little.


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