The cornucopia, or the horn of plenty, usually represents abundance of harvest in autumn. I also think of abundance in terms of the love. Sometimes I need a reminder that my life is overflowing with love, especially in times when I feel alone or unloved. Here’s how I created my Thanksgiving Cornucopia Heart Wreath.
- 12 inch or larger wreath form
- Small to medium sized cornucopia basket (available at craft stores).
- Butcher’s twine, Jute twine
- Craft felt in different colors
- Hot glue
- Sewing machine and thread in matching colors.
- Polyfill stuffing
- Felt scraps
First, I wrapped my wreath form in twine, leaving a length at the beginning and end to use for hanging. You can also use yarn. I also wrapped my cornucopia basket in twine because I didn’t really like the look of the basket. You could also paint the basket. Glue the basket to the wreath form to one side with hot glue. Stuff the cornucopia with felt scraps until there’s about 1 inch left at the opening. Set the wreath aside. Trace hearts onto felt. I made three hearts per color in small, medium, and large sizes and I used six colors. Cut two pieces per heart. I also made one big heart as an anchor for the hearts in front of the cornucopia opening. Sew the heart with a 1/4 to 1/8-inch seam allowance. Leave at least 1/2 an inch turning hole on one of the diagonal sides of the heart. Alternately, you could use fabric glue if you’d like to make this project no-sew. Stuff the heart with the stuffing. Leave it slightly squishy, not too firm, otherwise it will be difficult to sew the opening closed. Sew the opening closed in the machine… …and trim off the edges to even them out if needed. Repeat with all of the hearts. I propped up the wreath to help me visualize where to put the hearts. First, I put the large heart onto the wreath form, tucking it into the basket. Then I put most of the large hearts all over it. In the end, you can’t really see the large heart; it’s just there to prop up the hearts in front of the cornucopia, but I didn’t want to use any random shape! I placed the rest of the hearts all along the rest of the wreath form. All of the hearts are adhered with a dollop of hot glue. It was so fitting that I had more hearts than I knew what to do with! I just inserted them wherever I could find a spot. All done. The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. – 1 Timothy 1:14