Cover work surface with plastic or paper. Set a small bowl upside down
on the work surface. make 9 newspaper ropes (see below). Wrap one rope
around bowl rim with bowl upside down on the work surface. Cut off any
excess length and glue ends together. Glue and tape in place until glue
Glue one end of another paper rope to ring around bowl, leaving other
end free. Attach 7 more ropes around ring in the same way, spacing them
Bring free ends together over bowl. Pull then off center to form a
curved horn shape and glue in place. Set aside to dry. When glue is
dry, remove bowl.
Make 15 more paper ropes to weave into the cornucopia.
Glue end of a new rope to one of the cross ribs near top of basket.
Weave other end of this new rope in and out of ribs.
Attach another rope to end of new rope if it is not long enough to go
all the way around. Trim excess rope when a circle is completed. Glue
end in place.
Glue another new rope to a cross rib directly under woven circle just
completed. Continue this method until you have filled in the open
spaces between the ribs.
To make fruit and vegetables, crumple sheets of newspaper into balls and
long thin shapes and tape in place. Tape the loose edges to hold the
Cover shapes with 2-3 layers of papier mache. Set in a warm dry place
to harden. Paint and shellac all pieces (including basket) as desired.
Cover a work surface with plastic of paper. Lay a full size sheet of
newspaper flat and drizzle white glue all over it.
With a scrap piece of cardboard, spread glue to cover the entire sheet.
Lay another full size sheet of newspaper on top of the glue, 1 inch
lover than the sheet below it.
Starting from the bottom, roll the 2 sheets together into a tube. The
uncovered edge with glue will hold the roll together.
Twist the paper tube into a rope.
These ropes can also be braided together an made into wreaths.
About the Author
Anna Krupnik-Boudreau is a faithful member of our Tea Time Crafters, and shared
this craft with us. She was so kind as to let us share them with
everyone. Please visit her website.