DIY Cone-ucopias for Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving

Thanksgiving Cone-copias as fun to make as they are to receive! Crafted from scrapbook paper,

these cones make affordable party favors or double as table decorations to celebrate

Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving.

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Thanksgiving is a little over a month away and I’m sharing a fun craft

that serves as a party favor or table decoration, Cone-ucopias!

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This is a fun craft you can do in an afternoon. They come together quickly, working

in an assembly-line fashion, cutting your paper, gluing your cones

and tying on the handles before decorating.

I cut the paper and pleated my ‘cuffs’ while watching TV the night before assembling.

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These Cone-ucopias start with a 12 x 12 piece of scrapbook paper

that you can purchase in single sheets or in a paper pad.

You can find every pattern of paper imaginable at Michaels and Hobby Lobby.

These cones are fun to create for any holiday, birthday or celebration!

I made them for Halloween last year and for Easter.

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Most scrapbook paper and pads comes in 12-inch sheets. I cut the paper into an 8 x 8 inch square,

which becomes the rolled cone or Cone-ucopia.

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I prefer seeing pattern on the inside of the top of the cone vs. the white back of the paper,

so I glue a 4 x 8 inch piece of my trimmed scrapbook paper

to the back of the 8 x 8 paper with a glue stick.

This is optional or you can use double-sided scrapbook paper to save this step.

Tip: Make sure you have a fresh glue stick as older ones lose their ‘stick’ after a while.

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You get one cone out of 12 x 12-inch sheet of scrapbook paper.

I like a mix of patterns, so if you’re assembling 4 or more

 cones, you can mix and match different papers without any waste.

From one 12 x 12-inch sheet, cut an 8 x 8 square, a 4 x 8 rectangle and (2) 2 x 12 strips.  

I only used 1 strip per cone, so you’ll have an extra strip and pattern to play with.

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After gluing your 4 x 8 inch rectangle to the back of the 8 x 8 inch square, roll it into a cone,

overlapping the edges slightly. I used binder clips to form the cone shape

while gluing. To glue the cone I prefer to use a glue gun as it dries almost instantly.

Tip: When using a hot glue gun, have an emergency glass of ice water available in case you get hot glue on your fingers. . . *ouch*

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After the cones were glued together, I glued some fall ribbon to cover the seam,

which serves as decorative trim and conceals any unsightly glue that might be visible.

Use the ribbon, decorative braid, rickrack or trim of your choice.

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Use a hole punch on the sides of your cone and thread your chenille stems through the holes,

wrapping the ends to secure it. On a couple of cones I used two chenille stems twisted together.

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I accordion pleated the 2-inch strips of paper from my trimmed scrapbook sheets,

and glued a pleated paper ‘cuff’ along the top of the cones.

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You can find all kinds of goodies on the scrapbook aisle of the craft store to decorate your cones.

All the scrapbook stickers as well as fall ribbon were 40% off at Michaels when I was there.

Download their mobile app to your smartphone so you have their weekly coupon when you shop.

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Fill your Cone-ucopias with some paper shred and Thanksgiving treats!

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 I’m on a whimsical animal kick with my table this week

 and loved these woodland animal stickers when I spied them.

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Whooooo wouldn’t be charmed by one of these treat-filled cones as a take-away

gift or table decoration next to their place setting?

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I embellished some of the cones with pumpkins . . .

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And filled my Cone-ucopias with some Lindt / Lindor Harvest Assorted Chocolate Truffles,

harvest candy corn and foil-wrapped chocolate turkeys.

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Thanksgiving Cupcake Toppers with ‘thankful’, ‘grateful’ and ‘blessed’

messages were tucked inside the top of the cones.

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Have fun and customize the Cone-ucopias to the pilgrims sitting at your table

if you’re blessed to gather together for Thanksgiving this year!

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You can see them at our Giving Thanks table, HERE.

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  46 comments for “DIY Cone-ucopias for Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving

  1. October 22, 2020 at 7:58 am

    Wow, Mary, I’d love to receive one of these at your dinners or celebrations! What a fun and adorable way to greet guests!

    • Clara
      October 22, 2020 at 9:35 am

      These are adorable Mary! Your whimsical animals are too cute. Thanks for sharing. Clara❤️🍁

  2. October 22, 2020 at 8:13 am

    Mary, your cone-ucopias are so darling. It would be hard to pick a favorite – they are all adorable. Would love to be one of the lucky people sitting down at your Thanksgiving table.
    It’s always fun hopping with you.
    take care

  3. October 22, 2020 at 8:20 am

    Very cute tutorial, love your attention to detail! I admire your time to play, I’m still so busy hardscaping the small stuff is never in my forecast. I was working in my nursery yesterday and had a very brief glimpse of what my fun future will feel like, I pray we are never to old to play!

  4. October 22, 2020 at 8:22 am

    Mary, EM would be so excited about Cone-ucopias. These are darling and any guest would love these little take-aways. Thank you for the easy to follow tutorial. Happy Thursday ♥️

  5. Pat
    October 22, 2020 at 8:48 am

    Mary, these are so cute! Remember when chenille stems were called pipe cleaners “back in the day”-lol? You always bring a smile to my face; have a great day!

  6. October 22, 2020 at 8:52 am

    Mary your cone-u-copias could not be any cuter! Eye candy on the outside and real candy on the inside! I love the different pattern mixes, the attractive accordian pleat collars, and the adorable forest critter stickers! What a great and thorough tutorial too, it looks like such a fun craft. They are entirely delightful and a perfect party favor or friend gift!

  7. October 22, 2020 at 8:55 am

    I pinned these– they are sooo cute!!

  8. October 22, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Who wouldn’t love to be a guest at your table, Mary, and receive one if these darling cornucopia party favors??!! What a fun project!

  9. October 22, 2020 at 9:28 am

    These are adorable. What a thoughtful little party favour for Thanksgiving – or anytime for that matter :).

  10. October 22, 2020 at 9:41 am

    Mary I love giving a party favor when we hold a dinner party. These would be perfect and fun at the same time. I won’t be having a dinner party but I still want to make these for my family at Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing.

  11. October 22, 2020 at 10:10 am

    The pleated paper at the top is so adorable. I bet you have some next level scrap books. Thanks for joining the hop.

  12. Tricia
    October 22, 2020 at 10:32 am

    These are so clever, Mary, and sweet! I love the novel pleats on top and the ribbons to hide the seams. You think of everything!!
    And especially the ice water nearby. I usually do burn my fingers pulling off the loose hot glue…!!

  13. Gayle Zachariasen
    October 22, 2020 at 11:10 am

    Love these cone-ecopias! A person could use fabric fused to interfacing too in lieu of paper.

  14. Donna
    October 22, 2020 at 11:17 am

    So sweet and nice details on the directions. Love the animal critters and so will the young and older guests. We will skip our usual Thanksgiving but I hope to do a drop off treat for a few of our usual guests. I would like to do something like this ahead of time. Thank you again, Mary, for being so festive!!

  15. franki parde
    October 22, 2020 at 12:57 pm

    These are adorable…& a craft for the grandkiddos!! I can handle the candy.. franki

  16. mel
    October 22, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    Those are beautiful cones! Perfect for Thanksgiving!

  17. Chas
    October 22, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    How fun is that! This is so very cute friend, love it! Thanks for sharing and wonderful hopping with you.

  18. Karenann S.
    October 22, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    What a wonderful way to decorate the Thanksgiving table. They are so beautiful, festive and my kids will absolutely love them! Thank you for such a lovely project idea!

  19. Cyndi Raines
    October 22, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    You are always one step ahead of us and good thing too! These are just the sweetest! What terrific pattern mixes and matches! Now we all can have a decorative special treat to share with family and friends whether we gather or not, but so handy to have on hand. I just remembered, I need to order my items to make the home made vanilla you featured a few weeks ago. My brother’s recent passing on the 10th has been difficult, not really feeling like doing much of anything, especially any yard work / fall clean -up, but these quick and fun projects may help with my grief work. Love to you Mary! You are a real blessing to us every post! ♥️🍊♥️🍊

    • October 22, 2020 at 5:09 pm

      Thank you Cyndi. I’m so sorry to hear about your brother. Thoughts, prayers and love to you and your family. ♥

  20. October 22, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    Mary, we both crafted unique cornucopias for the hop…great minds lol? I’ve loved and pinned all the cone favors you’ve shared. These are especially nice as a Thanksgiving favor that do double-duty decorating the table. It’s a great craft for me while I have my foot in a cast and to mail to all the family we won’t be able to see this year due to the pandemic.

  21. anne
    October 22, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    You always have the best ideas. Pretty and so classy. I will definitely have to make these for many holidays. The possibilities are endless. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

  22. October 23, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Good Moring Mary,
    I love a beautiful handcrafted paper project! You have really elevated these paper cones to a whole new level of a keepsake craft. I am pinning away and I will be back to study up on this project. I would love to make these for our Thanksgiving guests this year. These cone-ucopias are most certainly to please folks of all ages! Beautiful, beautiful!
    Lovely to hop with you.

  23. Rita C.
    October 23, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    Mary these are so adorable! I love how you mixed the papers and made ruffled cuffs. The texturized pipe cleaners and little scrap book addons are super cute. Pinning, thanks for the tutorial.

  24. October 24, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    I cannot imagine the smile on one’s face when they are handed these most adorable “cone-ucopias” I revel in your creativity Mary!

  25. October 25, 2020 at 3:12 pm

    Mary, I absolutely love this project. The paper cones are adorable. I love scrapbook paper. Kind of addicted. I can see using this idea for different holidays. Wish I had known your ice water tip several weeks ago. I really had a bad glue-gun burn that is still tender.

  26. Sue
    October 25, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    These are so cute and festive! Wish I could find some of the woodland animal stickers! I’m considering making these to deliver to folks who are homebound as a Thanksgiving treat!

  27. Chloe Crabtree
    October 25, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Mary, These are so cute and such a nice little take away for guests! I am thinking these will also be fantastic for Halloween gifts this year with no Trick or Treating!

  28. Denise Jarrell
    November 2, 2020 at 7:01 am

    I love your site. In this world of hatred and political division, it is so calming and always brings a smile to my face and gets my mind off of the terrible year 2020 has been. It is comforting and motivating to get some positive thoughts and ideas back to mind. Thanks so much!

  29. Patricia Schaeffer
    November 3, 2020 at 8:30 am

    The Halloween cones I copied from your ideas were such a hit with the Grandkids I promised to make them for Thanksgiving.
    Finding the craft paper was no problem but no one (Hobby Lobby, Michaels or JoAnn’s) had cute stickers for Thanksgiving.
    I could only find assorted leaves to work with. I wish more of your supplies were available through your site! I really enjoy doing theses projects.
    Thanks for your help stirring up the creative juices.

    • November 3, 2020 at 8:34 am

      Hi Patricia, Did you try ordering from Amazon via the links at the bottom of the post? I just checked and there are (2) Woodland Animal assortments still available as well as the Pilgrim Turkeys still in stock.

  30. November 3, 2020 at 9:27 am

    Mary, I missed this post earlier, so when I saw your link back in today’s post, I popped on over. Miichaels is on my list today! I want to make these for Thanksgiving!!! Thank you for the excellent tutorial! Your details are adorable!

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