by laura janning

Easy Fall Cornucopia

 What do you get when you take a recycled tomato cage from the garden and add some burlap from the craft room?
A Burlap Cornucopia
For this super easy project you will need:
Tomato Cage
Wire cutters
Burlap- to wrap around the cage  cornucopia
wire - to wrap the end of the cornucopia form
glue gun- to secure the burlap while on the wire cage
One hunky husband to model the illustration while I take pictures

Step 1
Take you wire cage and cut to size. For my cornucopia (above photo) I used three sections and cut the top one off with the wire cutters.
Step 2
Shape the point (tail) of your cage by bringing the ends together
Step 3
Wrap your wire securely around the ends
Step 4
reposition any rims that need to be adjusted, so that the cornucopia is even when it sits on the table
Step 5
Wrap the cornucopia with burlap and use your hot glue gun to secure onto the metal frame. Stuff the cornucopia with floral foam and add your embellishments.
Enjoy on your table during the Fall Season!


  1. What a genius you are, outstanding idea and so inexpensive. Wonder if we have a tomato cage anywhere. I could make this for our front porch table hoping a certain dog doesn't decide to investigate and "DAMAGE" my decorations lol.
    So glad you shared such a great project and fairly easy one. Can hardly wait to find all my fall decos out in shed now.
    Your table is so pretty, you really know how to make a wonderful tablescape. Love your candle sticks.

  2. I think I've got a tomato cage buried in the dark recesses of my garage! Hopefully I can find it without needing a tetnus shot! Pinning this - it's so cute!

  3. Excellent idea! Thanks for showing us how to do this!

  4. Wow, I was just thinking of making one for my front porch - but I hadn't decided what to make it out of.... now I know! Yours is beautiful.

  5. How clever...how did you even think of that?...thanks so much for sharing Laura...love everything you do...xo

  6. great idea i'm gona have to hunt for my tomatoe cages and do one thanks for sharing

  7. That's a great idea. I have used tomato cages to make Christmas tree and plus added lights.

  8. What a great idea -- super-clever!

  9. What an innovative project! I love the end result. It makes for a striking centerpiece. Sharon

  10. Burlap cornucopia?...What a fantastic idea...you always come up with the most creative ideas...Beautiful table Laura!!!

  11. Wow, I have been longing for a big cornucopia! I am repurposing an old pointy Christmas cone with burlap asap! Thanks! Yours turned out super cute!

  12. Nothing says fall like a cornucopia.

    And I love that you repurposed a summertime implement for fall. And with burlap, no less. What is it with us bloggers and burlap?

    Honored to be co-hosting the Better Late Than Never Thanksgiving Inspirations party with you.

  13. What a great idea, Laura! I love cornucopias. I always see tomato cages and think that I could do something so cool with them, but never knew what. This is the perfect idea!

  14. How clever is that, Laura! Unique and wonderful! I love it when you get to repurpose something.

  15. Laura!!! That is awesome. Recycling at its best. I may have to try this one too. TFS

  16. Laura you are so smart! I would have never thought to use a tomato cage! It look wonderful with all of the great fallness spilling out from inside! Beautiful!

  17. I think this is gorgeous and unique! I am so glad you linked up to the Crafty Cornucopia Challenge :). I found a new site I love!

  18. That's a very clever use of a tomato cage - Congrats on your feature and win over at My Favorite Finds!

  19. Congratulations on winning the Crafty Cornucopia ribbon and burlap challenge with this project! Way to go!


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