Easy DIY Fall Decor: Basket Pumpkins

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SONY DSCHi, friends! Time for another super easy fall craft. I had this cute basket that I wanted to do something with, but didn’t know what. I was thinking of using it for some fall flowers, but I just wasn’t sold on the idea. I was studying the basket and turned it upside down thinking I could use it as  a stand and thought, “hmm, if I added a little wooden stem and a leaf on top, it looks like a pumpkin!” And so, my basket pumpkins were born.

I grabbed one of my best friends (spray paint!) and visited the other (Goodwill!) and found two more baskets, and the magic began.

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To make your own, you’ll need (I only have the baskets and paint shown in the picture!):

  • 3 baskets, different sizes
  • spray paint (I used 3 different colors)
  • 3 cut pieces of a tree branch
  • Green patterned cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun & glue sticks
  • Double sided tape
  • Green wire

SONY DSCYou’ll start by spray painting your pumpkins. I had planned to do a gold, orange, and an almond colored pumpkin, but my brand new almond spray paint decided to not work, so I improvised. I painted it white instead, and the orange spray paint I used for the one above was just about out so I spritzed the paint from far away so it left just a super light splattering of orange over the white. I love it when you have no clue what you’re doing and it turns out cute anyway!

While those dry, find 3 branches and cut as needed. I just hot glued them on top of each basket.

How-to LeavesTake your green paper, then draw and cut out 3 leaves in the shape you want. If your paper was only one sided like mine, I folded the paper in half and drew the leaf from the crease so that when I cut it out, I had two leaves connected that I could just fold in half. I taped them together.

Fold each leaf in half to give it a crease, and then tape 3 leaves together overlapping just a bit to create one larger looking leaf. I hot glued them right up to the pumpkin stem.

Wire collageThen take your green floral wire to make the coils. I had to double up my wire because it was so thin. I used a highlighter to wrap it around because I wanted a looser coil, but you could also just use your finger. Leave a few inches of wire straight at the end. After carefully removing the coiled wire from the pen, use the extra few inches to wrap around the base of the wooden stem.

SONY DSCFinished! Now display these baskets posing as cute little pumpkins somewhere nice!

SONY DSCI love the real wood stem, it really gives it some character!

SONY DSCI told you I’d sneak more gold in my fall decor somehow! There may even be MORE to come… but that’s for another day. 🙂

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SONY DSCI really like how you can see very subtle orange splatterings on this one!

I still have more fall decorating to do, but I’m well on my way! Stay tuned for my command center reveal coming soon!

Have a great rest of the week, friends!

What have you decorated for fall so far?

 

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48 thoughts on “Easy DIY Fall Decor: Basket Pumpkins

    1. Thank you so much, Amy! I wasn’t sure about the little gold basket, it’s not as rounded as the others. But I think the little stems help! Thanks so much for stopping by today friend! 🙂

    1. Thank you, Diana! I love fall, too! I’m finally getting in the mood, now that I’m mostly decorated and it’s finally cooling down! Hope you’re having a great week!

    1. Thanks Emily! Yay, I’d love to see a picture of the finished product!! I’m so glad you’ll have another purpose for your basket! 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  1. What a cute idea. Turned out great! I’ve done nothing for fall yet ;(

    Thanks so much for linking up at Teach Me Tuesday last week. You are very much appreciated. Hope to see you again this week. Starts tonight at 8PM CST.

    Have a great week!!
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    1. Thank you, Lauren!! You can never have enough DIY pumpkins in the house! 🙂 Thanks so much for all the social media love! So happy to be following you as well! Hope you have a fantastic week. 🙂

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