Candy Cornucopia Thanksgiving Craft

Nov 23, 2022 | DIY Crafts, DIY Holiday Crafts, DIY Projects, Thanksgiving

Cute Candy Cornucopias are a yummy Thanksgiving table decoration! A quick and easy Thanksgiving craft that’s fun for all ages!

A cornucopia, also known as The Horn of Plenty, is a traditional symbol of the fall harvest and is closely associated with Thanksgiving.  The horn-shaped baskets are a symbol of abundance and nourishment and are often depicted as overflowing with newly harvested fruits and vegetables. Our candy cornucopias puts a sweet twist on the classic horn and are filled to overflowing with candy pumpkins, fruit jellies, candy corn, and marzipan fruits!




  • Paper Cones (pre-shaped or formed from stiff cardstock)
  • Brown Crepe Paper Streamers
  • Fringe Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Candy – Candy Corn, Candy Pumpkins, Fruit Gems, Marzipan Fruits


Start by using the fringe scissors to create a fringed length of crepe paper – you’ll need about 7′ for each cornucopia.

Starting at the base of the cone, use the glue stick to attach the fringed tissue to the cone, overlapping each layer slightly. (Just pretend that this green crepe paper is brown, mmmkay?) 

When your entire cone is covered in crepe paper, allow the glue to dry completely before rolling the tip of the cone up. Tip: Use a marker to help you roll the tip to create a tighter and more nicely shaped roll! Simply roll the tip of the cone around the marker, hold, and release!

Fill the paper cornucopia with all of your favorite harvest candies, and place on the center of your Thanksgiving table for a sweet holiday centerpiece! It’s perfect for the kids table, but I’m sure that the adults would love it, too!


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