Make an Upcycled Cornucopia for Thanksgiving

This post is sponsored by Stonyfield

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays to craft for—the rich colors, the dance between natural materials and traditional craft supplies, and the meaning behind it all give me the warm fuzzies. I love making crafts that combine all of these things, celebrating nature, gratitude, and family.

diy homemade cornucopia craft

When Stonyfield asked me to create a Thanksgiving craft idea reusing their yogurt containers, I knew immediately that a cornucopia was in my future. Once I figured out how to achieve the shape, the outside material was the real challenge. Paper? Too sharp. Burlap? Too obvious. Felt? Too perfect. So I closed my eyes and tried to channel the autumn vibe of Thanksgiving. And that’s when it dawned on me…a nubby, cable-knit sock! You can take advantage of one of life’s greatest mysteries and use a single sock survivor from the laundry room, or shop for the ideal specimen, giving you two socks to make a lovely set. Use the quart-size container to make a centerpiece, and the single-serve cups to make minis that can sit at each place setting.

diy homemade cornucopia

You can fill your cornucopias with small fruits, pumpkins, nuts, and leaves, or make your own with wooden beads, twigs, and berries. If you have young kids at home, you could also use their playfood to fill your horns of plenty!

diy cornucopia materials craft

What you’ll need:

  • Stonyfield quart-size yogurt containers
  • Scrap paper like newspaper or butcher paper
  • Masking tape
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Sock or leg-warmer
  • Wooden beads, twigs, leaves, and berries for DIY fruit


Make it:

Check out the post over on Instagram to see one made in real time!

(1) Crumple up scrap paper into baseball-size balls.


(2) Tape one ball to the bottom of the yogurt container. Repeat with a second ball.

(3) Twist your paper to form it into a cone-like shape and tape it to the second ball. Use tape to make an exaggerated point.

(4) To give the front of your cornucopia an angled edge, cut off about ½” of the top rim of the container.

(5) Slip sock over the paper, and fold it into the opening. Glue to secure inside if needed.

(6) Trim sock at the pointed end of the cornucopia, and hot-glue in place.

(7) Fill with your homemade bounty or spoils from your local market!

This post is sponsored by Stonyfield


November 18, 2021| ad, Decor, DIY Home, Fall, Holidays, Nature, Thanksgiving, Upcycled