11/19/10

Horns of Plenty!


The Cornucopia:


 It is a time-honored symbol, long associated with Thanksgiving, that symbolizes abundance. It is also known as the "horn of plenty" and is usually filled with an assortment of the Earth's harvest. Although it is usually a symbol of Thanksgiving, it was symbolic well before this holiday existed. The word 'cornucopia' actually dates back to the 5th century BC. It derives from two Latin words: "cornu," meaning horn (as in the name of that one-horned creature, the "unicorn") and "copia," meaning plenty. Thus, "cornucopia" literally means horn of plenty, and the names are used interchangeably.  The cornucopia was usually depicted as a curved goat's horn, filled to overflowing with fruit and grain and nuts, but could actually have been filled with whatever the owner wished.  Today, the cornucopia often finds its way to the Thanksgiving table as a centerpiece.

Lowe's Creative Ideas shows us how to make this beautiful cornucopia out of flower pots, funnelsand masking tape!

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Chica and Jo made this bread Cornucopia and stuffed it with all sorts of yummy stuff!


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Holiday Crafts and Creations made this cute jute Cornucopia. HERE is the template.


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Kaboose showed us how to make a Mosaic Cornucopia using just construction paper pieces! HERE is the template.




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Family Fun made these Cornucopias for the kids to munch on while waiting, using tortillas and veggies!



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Our Daily Obsession showed us how to make your own edible cornucopia, using a sugar cone!


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Well Kiss My Frosting makes these adorable cornucopia cupcakes.


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Flipflops and Applesauce made this paper cornucopia of thanks!


Link up your cornucopias!

3 comments:

*Katia* said...

love your blog,i'm your newest follower!

Amy @ Chicy-Creations said...

Love all those ideas. The bread ones are my fav! Got to love edible art.

PS, left a blog award for you on my blog!

Amy said...

Thank you so much for featuring my edible cornucopias!

Amy (our daily obsessions)