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-
White chalk paint
Fabric -assorted colors
Needle and thread
Twigs- assorted sizes
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.