How to Make a Cornucopia Fruit and Flower Centerpiece for Thanksgiving + Tablescape

Create an easy cornucopia centerpiece incorporating fruit and flowers for your Thanksgiving table.

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Happy Monday!

It’s one of my favorite days of the month when I join my

Monday Morning Blooms’ friends to share some flower therapy.

 You’ll find my blogging friends’ links to their floral creations at the bottom of this post.

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Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week?

The month seems to be racing by and I want to put on the breaks! :)

With Thanksgiving next week, our common theme for this week’s edition of

 Monday Morning Blooms was an arrangement or centerpiece for ‘turkey day’!

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A cornucopia, also known as a horn of plenty, symbolizes abundance and a bountiful harvest,

associated with Thanksgiving.

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I filled my DIY Cornucopia with an assortment of flowers, fruit and veggies

for a centerpiece for a Thanksgiving table.

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You can find the tutorial and the DIY details to make one, HERE.

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I love incorporating fruit and veggies with flowers in arrangements!

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It allows your flower material to go further and is affordable as your produce

can be eaten after your centerpiece is dismantled!

For more ideas see -> 16+ Creative Ideas for Adding Fruit and Veggies in Flower Arrangements.

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To create my cornucopia centerpiece, I started with a layer of kale to provide some

 texture and a base for the arrangement. Curly leaf kale is hearty stuff

and also affordable at $1.50 a bunch.

Mine was still looking good 6 hours after assembling, with no signs of wilting.

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Grapes, apples, pears, and artichokes, join mums, safflower and aster

for an easy centerpiece that you can assemble in 10 minutes!

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Fill in with your veggies and fruit as you go, tucking in single or clusters of flowers in the gaps.

There is no right or wrong way to do it, just place your fruit and flowers

however is pleasing to your eye.

Best of all, no mechanics needed like floral foam or chicken wire!

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My cornucopia is elevated on a wood board with some additional fruit and flowers around it.

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Mums, aster, safflower (the thistle-like flower) will last several hours out of water without wilting.

If you’re assembling your centerpiece in advance, use floral water tubes to keep your flowers fresh

and/or spray your blooms with an antitranspirant, like Crowning Glory, that seals in moisture.

I recommend spraying your spray your kale with Crowning Glory if making your arrangement

a day in advance, you just don’t want to eat it later. 

Allow it dry before tucking in your fruit and any other veggies.

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Pumpkins, pears, maple leaves, assorted nuts and Indian corn add additional harvest notes,

placed on either side of the board down the length of the table.

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I tied a bow with some brown satin wire-edged ribbon to add some embellishment to the cornucopia.

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More ribbon was added on either side of arrangement to weave

through the harvest elements on the table.

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Harvest Pumpkin Turkey Salad Plates feature a proud Tom turkey, acorns,

leaves and chrysanthemums set against a black background.

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And Harvest Wreath plates are too pretty to cover up!

They’re wreathed with fruit, gourds and nuts.

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A brown, cream and blue striped plaid provides a foundation for the table.

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Tree slice chargers add some warm texture with copper flatware

and amber goblets, providing a warm glow.

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Table Details:

Harvest Pumpkin Turkey Salad Plates, Wreath Plates / Williams-Sonoma, several years ago

Plaid Tablecloth / Target, several years ago

Tree slice chargers / Bed, Bath & Beyond, several years ago

Amber Goblets / Pfaltzgraff

Flatware / Cambridge Silversmiths Jessamine Copper

Give Thanks Napkin Rings / Crown Linen Designs, last year

Napkins / Pier 1 & Target, several years ago

Wood board / NC mountains

Cornucopia / DIY here

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The winner of a Magnolia Elegance Wreath and giveaway is Dorinda S!

Thanks to all who entered and thank you to The Magnolia Company

for sponsoring this giveaway.

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Visit my blogging friends to see their beautiful Thanksgiving floral inspiration this week:

Pam at Everyday Living

Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse

Shirley at Housepitality Designs

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  24 comments for “How to Make a Cornucopia Fruit and Flower Centerpiece for Thanksgiving + Tablescape

  1. KathyP
    November 15, 2021 at 7:12 am

    This is beyond beautiful Mary! I LOVE your cornucopia filled with fruit and flowers. Adding the kale as a base was brilliant and I love how easy it appears to do without the need for floral foam! My sister has a grapevine cornucopia that I’m going to borrow but I love that you have a DIY version to make one. Your table is beautiful too, love those turkey plates! Kathy P

  2. Jerrie Stanton
    November 15, 2021 at 7:17 am

    Happy Monday Mary, I love when you girls share your floral talent and am awed by how your cornucopia turned out! Such a beautiful combination of material and I’m inspired to create one for our Thanksgiving table even though it will just be the two of us this year. I love the rich dark colors of those WS turkey plates too. Thank you for sharing your time and talent with us. Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃🍁🍽

  3. Kim
    November 15, 2021 at 7:22 am

    Gorgeous! Congrats to Dorinda.

  4. November 15, 2021 at 7:56 am

    Good morning, Mary. Your cornucopia is stunning with the flowers, veggies, and fruit and kale providing a perfect base. The dramatic WS plates are so eye-catching with the plaid cloth. I should follow your tutorial and make a cornucopia. I had one years ago and I have no idea what happened to it. The photo with the lake in the background is absolutely gorgeous.

    It is always a pleasure to share Monday Morning Blooms with you. Enjoy your week!

  5. November 15, 2021 at 8:11 am

    Oh how I look forward to seeing a cornucopia arrangement every fall and I am off to make a cornucopia/horn of plenty for my breakfast room table…thank you as always for your wonderful tutorials. I love that you used the kale as a base…great idea. Beautifully, beautifully curated table as always Mary…from the stunning WS turkey plate stack to the beautiful satin napkin embraced with the special napkin ring and the “bouquet” of silverware….and then there is the gorgeous backdrop of the lake in “full bloom” of color 🍁…it must be wonderful to sit and on your porch and enjoy nature’s color wheel splendor! Such a great pleasure. as always, joining you today to gain such flower inspiration!
    Congrats to Dorinda and have a most wonderful day Mary 🍁

  6. Lauren S
    November 15, 2021 at 8:24 am

    Mary your entire table is just gorgeous. I adore the black background turkey salad plates; they are so elegant. Wishing you and yours a Thanksgiving filled with many blessings.

  7. November 15, 2021 at 9:06 am

    Your filled cornucopia turned out so pretty, Mary. Using kale as a filler is such a great and inexpensive idea. Those Turkey plates with the black background are stunning!! Congratulations to Dorinda!

  8. November 15, 2021 at 9:09 am

    Your cornucopia is truly a work of art Mary, the abundance of fruit, vegetables and flowers spilling forth is beautiful and I love the brown ribbon weaving down the table connecting all the fall elements. Using kale as a base is so smart and great tips for keeping everything fresh and looking pretty. The plates, wood chargers, goblets and napkins are all wonderful, the table is Thanksgiving perfection! I hope you are hosting a feast this year and will be sharing your gorgeous Thanksgiving table with family and friends!
    Jenna

  9. Clara
    November 15, 2021 at 9:48 am

    Mary, Your cornucopia is beautiful! I love the fruit, flowers and vegetables arrangement. Your table is so pretty and festive. Congratulations to the winner! Enjoy your week sweet friend. Clara ❤️

  10. November 15, 2021 at 10:45 am

    Mary, your table is so beyond lovely, and of course your DIY cornucopia is wonderful! Using kale as the base is perfection, as always you inspire. Your stunning plates almost steal the show, and set on the wood slice chargers they really make a statement. But it’s the combination of all the colors and textures, combined with your talents and love that you add to this table that make it magical. It’s always such a joy to join you at your lake – especially with those glorious fall colors! Congratulations to your winner, Mary. I wish you a sweet and memorable Thanksgiving. xo Lidy

  11. aldampierverizonnet
    November 15, 2021 at 10:56 am

    I absolutely love the turkey salad plates. Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving.

  12. Susan B
    November 15, 2021 at 11:50 am

    Beautiful Cornucopia Mary. Using natural elements such as fruit and nuts are always my favorite additions, they just add such an elegant texture to the arrangement. Happy Thanksgiving!!

  13. November 15, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    Your cornucopia is so beautiful Mary! Filled with such lovely fall bounties!
    Have a beautiful new week and congratulations to Dorinda!

  14. November 15, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    GORGEOUS AS USUAL!!

  15. Suzy
    November 15, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    This is so beautiful from your flower and fruit choices on your arrangement to your turkey plates and tablecloth. You ladies do a wonderful job and I so appreciate your talent.

  16. November 15, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    Your cornucopia is so gorgeous. I love how you filled it. Perfect for a Thanksgiving table. Those black plates are lovely and they look fabulous on top of the wood slices. Congrats to Dorinda.

  17. Ricki Treleaven
    November 16, 2021 at 5:51 pm

    Your table is absolutely stunning, and the cornucopia centerpiece is its star! I love it, Mary. Thanks for the tutorial!

    • Cyndi Raines
      November 16, 2021 at 11:48 pm

      Mary, I don’t know how I missed your origjnal post on the 12th as to how to make this awesome beauty but I am truly amazed at your continued, never-ending creativity! I just love the rustic look of the burlap wrapped in that covered wire and then the twine intermingled with it. The brown satin ribbon just sets it off as a total rustic beauty with some real class! The mix of vegetables and flowers is so “Mary” and over-the-top awesome! I don’t know if I will attempt to do this but I am pinning it as I just love looking at it, lol! I LOVE it! ( The mix of flowers, fruit and vegetables reminds me of the Easter arrangement of the bunny in the basket with flowers and vegetables that you did a few years back. I did copy that one and really enjoyed it and how it turned out.) Your table is lovely, the plates are stunning with the backdrop of black, the soft amber goblets give just the right glow. 5 stars Mary! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  18. November 19, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    A wonderful tablescape, full of texture, color, interest and pattern, The sheer abundance of the centerpiece. The gorgeous dinnerware. I love it all! The chicken wire cornucopia is quintessentially you, and I like that it can be made any size you need. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

  19. November 23, 2021 at 2:19 am

    Beautiful as always, Mary! Your cornucopia is fabulous!
    Happy Thanksgiving! I’m certainly grateful for the friendship shared through the years. You are a dear friend. I appreciate you!

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