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How to Make a DIY Pumpkin Bushel Basket

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Create a quick and easy DIY Pumpkin Bushel Basket in just about 30 minutes with limited supplies. A chipboard bushel basket from the craft store transforms into a fun piece of Autumn décor that can grace your home from the first day of Fall until Thanksgiving. I am so excited to be sharing today as part of the Creative Crafts Fall Edition, we have been busy this week with a ton of creative inspiration!

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Quick and Easy DIY Pumpkin Bushel Basket

How to make a DIY Pumpkin Bushel Basket Fall Decor with orange paint, a wine cork ste, wite vines and felt leaves on a white background Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #dollartree #craft #falldecor #bushelbasket #pumpkin #craft

This week I am co-hosting Team Creative Crafts FALL Crafts Edition with my crafty friends Laura from Laura Kelly Designs, and Lindsay from Artsy-Fartsy Mama. We are featuring ALL the fabulously colorful and cute craft projects from some of the most talented designers we know. Check out my tutorial, then scroll down to see all the creativity, AND stop back on Saturday to see what everyone has created!

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Here's what you need to make a Fall Pumpkin from a Basket:

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Here's how to create a Bushel Basket Pumpkin:

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STEP ONE

To begin the DIY Pumpkin Bushel Basket, gather all supplies.  Carefully cut the rope handles from the top edge of the basket with scissors or remove the wire handles with needle-nose pliers.

Remove the rope handles of the basket with scissors Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #dollartree #craft #falldecor #bushelbasket #pumpkin #craft

STEP TWO

Basecoat the outside of the bushel basket with Spiced Pumpkin acrylic paint.  Make sure to get in all the nooks and crannies between the slats in the basket. Before the basecoat is completely dry, apply Canyon Orange acrylic paint in the recessed sections of the bushel basket with random strokes. To create highlights, the bushel basket, apply Jack-O-Lantern Orange acrylic paint with a dry paintbrush to the raised areas.  This technique will give the paint a rough and inconsistent application.

STEP THREE

Draw a leaf shape onto plain paper and pin it to Olive Green Kunin Felt Craft Cuts.  Cut out the leaf with scissors, then repeat to cut out a second leaf.  Use scraps of green fabric or scrapbook paper instead of felt.

Draw a leaf shape on paper, pin to green felt and cut out two leaves with scissors Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #dollartree #craft #falldecor #bushelbasket #pumpkin #craft

STEP FOUR

Measure and cut two twelve-inch lengths of natural wrapped floral wire with wire cutters.  Brown chenille stems would also work if you have those on hand. Wrap wires around a pencil to create spirals, then remove.  Pull and squeeze the wires to create natural-looking pumpkin vines and then wrap around the wine cork. 

STEP FIVE

Attach the wine cork stem, the vines, and the leaves to the top center of the pumpkin bushel basket with a glue gun and glue sticks.  If you do not have a wine cork, use a thick rope or a small tree branch as the pumpkin stem. 

Hot glue stem, vines and leaves to the top of the basket pumpkin Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #dollartree #craft #falldecor #bushelbasket #pumpkin #craft

DIY Pumpkin Bushel Basket made with Craft Store supplies

I hope you will use my DIY Bushel Basket Pumpkin project as a jumping-off point to showcase YOUR Autumn home décor. This quick and easy craft project goes together in just about 30 minutes, including drying time.  A fun way to upcycle an inexpensive basket from the craft store into a piece of farmhouse Fall décor!

How to make a DIY Pumpkin Bushel Basket Fall Decor with orange paint, a wine cork ste, wite vines and felt leaves on a white background Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #dollartree #craft #falldecor #bushelbasket #pumpkin #craft

Now it’s time for some FALL INSPIRATION!

Below are more Fall and Autumn projects created by some of my craftiest designer friends. We are participating in the Creative Crafts – FALL DECOR Edition. Scroll down to see all the goodness. Stop back by each day this week for all the super cool projects!

First up is my co-host Laura with Me and My Inklings and she has created a quick and easy Fall Wreath with Hemp Cord. Don't you love those Autumn colors??

Katie with A Sweet Berry Designs created some super cute Fall Leaf Earrings from Sculpey's Pluffly Clay. I love the way the colors are swirled together to represent ALL of the Autumn colors!

Beth with the Ruffled Daisy is sharing a quick and easy Pumpkin Banner Makeover DIY project. Don't you just love those fabulous aqua pumpkins?

Erica with 5 Little Monsters has created the perfect Pick Your Own Pumpkin Bucket with a Dollar Tree metal bucket and her Cricut! Super cute sweater pumpkins in that bucket, too!

Natalie with Doodle Craft Blog is sharing How to Make a Circle Wood Sign for Fall. The turquoise, buffalo check, and metal make such a great combination for Autumn door decor!

Sue with Sue Eldred Designs has created a fun Dollar Store Plaid Pumpkin with a quick and easy tutorial. That black and orange check paper is perfect for this project!

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Too busy to make this DIY Bushel Basket Pumpkin project right now? Pin it for later!  I'd love for you to pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and then it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.

How to make a DIY Pumpkin Bushel Basket Fall Decor with orange paint, a wine cork ste, wite vines and felt leaves on a white background Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #dollartree #craft #falldecor #bushelbasket #pumpkin #craft
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12 thoughts on “How to Make a DIY Pumpkin Bushel Basket

  • Beth your project is adorable, however, I am not able to find that EXACT basket through your link. Is there some way to find that? I really like YOUR basket.

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    • McGypsy, the basket in my tutorial is from Joann and it is several years old. I have unfortunately not seen it again, so I linked to one that is very similar on Amazon. I am so sorry that it is not an exact match.

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  • This is the absolute cutest. I love this. Thank you for sharing at #omhgww. See you next week.

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    • Thank you Clearissa! Have a great week!

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  • Is there any limit to the creative ways you can find to make a pumpkin? I think not!! Your lovely basket pumpkin will be a feature over at Handmade Monday later today 🙂

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    • THANKS A BUNCH, Julie! Have a great week!

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  • This is adorable and easy! I love it, I would like to include it in a pumpkin DIYs feature to my subscribers.

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    • That sounds FANTASTIC, Kristin! Thank you 🙂

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  • This is such an adorable fall craft, Beth! I am so excited to feature your post at this week’s Tuesday Turn About link party. Thank you for sharing!

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    • Thank you so much for the feature, Lynne!! Have a great week!

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  • And now I want to paint all my baskets to resemble pumpkins… because this bushel pumpkin basket is so adorable! Such a perfect shape!

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    • THANKS A BUNCH, Donna! It’s one of my favorite pumpkins!!

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