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!
Quick and Easy DIY Pumpkin Bushel Basket
This week I am co-hosting Creative Crafts – Fall Decor Edition with my crafty friends Laura from Me and My Inklings and Meg from Makeable Crafts and Ann from Bella Crafts Publishing. Featuring FUN Fall Decor craft projects each day this week from some of the most talented designers we know. Check out my tutorial, then scroll down to see all the creativity AND stop back each day this week to see what everyone has created!
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Here's what you need to make a Fall Pumpkin from a Basket:
- Chipboard Bushel Basket
- Natural Wrapped Floral Wire
- Kunin Classics™ Felt 9” x 12” Craft Cuts – Olive Green
- Wine Cork
- Americana Acrylics from DecoArt – Spiced Pumpkin, Jack-O-Lantern Orange, Canyon Orange
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- Wire Cutters
- Chopstick or Pencil
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Plain Paper
- Straight Pins
Here's how to create a Bushel Basket Pumpkin:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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