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Oh Joy | A Sweet Thanksgiving Cone-a-copia

Oh Joy | A Sweet Thanksgiving Cone-a-copia

One of my favorite holidays is coming up: Thanksgiving! This holiday brings together family and friends to celebrate all the wonderful things that happened this year over delicious food and lots of merriment. Plus, it jump-starts the holiday season and includes some of my favorite foods to indulge in. This year, we're hosting Thanksgiving at our house, so I wanted to come up with some simple ways to decorate the Thanksgiving table for guests using something sweet and unexpected—ice cream cones!

You can watch the how-to video below on how to make a cone-a-copia, napkin ring, and place card holder all using ice cream cones. This is my favorite video to date, so I hope you guys enjoy it!

Oh Joy | A Sweet Thanksgiving Cone-a-copia

Oh Joy | A Sweet Thanksgiving Napkin Ring

Oh Joy | A Sweet Thanksgiving Placecard

Check out my finished Thanksgiving table in the video above and see all sources for the ingredients used below… 

Brought to you by Oh Joy + Target
Video: Modshift
Music: "Gotta Have Him" by Emily Hearn
Production assistant: Julia Sir
Hair and makeup: Danielle Walch

Ingredients and sources used: Ice cream cones, test tubes, gold edible spray paintstoneware cake standbamboo skewers. My top is Phillip Lim for Target. Edibles: snap peas, baby carrots, green beans, grapes, and popcorn. Flowers used: dahlias, red hypericum berries, and ranunculus.

*This post is brought to you in collaboration with Target. All content, ideas, and words are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create new and special content like this for Oh Joy. To see more Oh Joy videos, please subscribe to my YouTube channel

{Photos by Casey Brodley for Oh Joy}


  1. Adorable!! What a cool idea. It looks so bright and colorful. I hope it’s as easy to make as it looks in the video 🙂 What’s the glue u used to stick all the cones together? Is it edible? Also what kind of a base till you use for the centre piece? Your table looks so lovely. Thanks for sharing this cute idea 🙂

  2. Joy, this is AHH-mazing! It’s so inspiring to watch you create. I never would have thought to use ice cream cones for anything but ice cream but leave it to you to plan a whole holiday around the little suckers. 😉
    Chelsea & The City

  3. Joy, I agree that this is THE sweetest set-up I’ve seen! So creative. I’ve been enjoying these videos so much so thank you for taking the time to make them. 🙂 I really love place mats you used… where are they from?

  4. love these ideas! I could see using them for other occasions, too – like a bridal or baby shower! I would use something edible (like frosting?) to adhere the cones in the centerpiece and use edible flowers.

  5. I love this idea so much! I think I might have to give it a try. Plus I love the colors you chose its not the typical fall colors, but it still screams fall. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Oh wow! This is great! Thanks so much for sharing. I can’t wait to try the cone-a-copia at my house this thanksgiving. Your arrangement makes everything look so bright and cheery. I love it.

  7. So Cute!! I love this idea! I had no idea if you baked an ice cream cone that you could cut it in half ha ha I was worried for a second when you pulled out the scissors. Genius!

  8. amazing – i don’t even normally like diy’s since i never have time to do them but this was totally out of the box. love. also, it’s nice to see a more colorful take on thanksgiving for once – just proof that a cornucopia could be modern too – who knew! congrats!

  9. if oh joy had to set up a thanksgiving table, this is exactly how it would look like!
    you do an amazing job of carrying your colorful, playful and adorable style into everything you do:)

  10. joy! this is one of my all-time favorite posts. what a clever idea that translates as being really sophisticated (even though it’s all ice cream cones!). you, my lady, are an inspiration!

  11. I always love watching your videos and this one did not disappoint! I am in love with the easy and creative ways to use ice cream cones for table settings for Thanksgiving. All of the colors put together are beautiful! 🙂

  12. Hi! I only recently started following your blog after I found out about it thanks to your book on blogging, and I’m so glad I did! Everything in this video is beautiful!
    and thank you for the book, it’s been very useful 😀

  13. Love all the ideas and it is a clean work so fresh and inspirational.
    I am trying to work on knit and crochet but I am 65…. I have a small shop on etsy you can take some ideas from my shop
    Best wishes and happy to be here


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