Sunday, September 20, 2009

Cornucopia tutorial 1

I’ve been thinking about how to make a mini cornucopia for awhile and finally, today, I figured out how I could do it.

The supplies needed are a plastic milk or juice carton seal, 24 gauge wire, jewelry cord that looks like thin rope, tacky glue, scissors, needlenose pliers, and I found a set of small hemostats to be helpful for pulling the cord.
Start by cutting the ring off of the seal. Don’t throw away the other part as it makes a great plate. Then cut 7 or 9 four inch pieces of wire. Be sure to use an odd number. Bend over about a quarter of an inch, hook that over the ring and crimp down with the pliers. Once it is crimped into place, use the pliers to twist the end of wire around the longer tail. Space the wires evenly around the ring.

Cut an 18 inch or so piece of cord. Wind it round and round the plastic ring until the ring is covered, being careful to keep the wires spaced evenly. When you reach the end of the ring place a tiny amount of tacky glue on the last bit of exposed plastic and glue the cord in place. DO NOT cut the cord.
Pull it toward the horn part of the cornucopia frame and start weaving in and out of the wire frame.


Kathi said...

Can't wait to see the finished project!
Thanks for the idea. I've been trying to figure out how to make a little bucket out of wire. I want to make one that looks like the buckets they use for golf balls at driving ranges. This might work??
Hope you have a great day!

Julie Old Crow said...

Very Clever!!!

Julie Old Crow

Dlsarmywife said...

Brilliant!!! Wouldn't have thought to use the little milk jug ring! Great job!!

De said...

Thank you all so much!