Easy Fall Craft: How to Create a Whimsical Pumpkin Hanging Basket

When it comes to capturing the essence of Fall, nothing quite symbolizes it like pumpkins.

Today, I'll guide you through a unique pumpkin craft idea: how to make your very own pumpkin hanging basket.

This charming creation is the perfect addition to enrich your fall and Thanksgiving decor, adding a touch of seasonal magic to your home.

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Dollar Tree wire pumpkin crafts

1. Connect the Baskets

Begin by removing the chains from the hanging baskets and set them aside for later use.

Affordable outdoor pumpkin craft for fall

Flip one of the baskets upside down.

Connect baskets with zip ties

Use zip ties to connect the two baskets together in the middle where they meet.

Dollar store pumpkin basket craft

2. Begin Wrapping the Garland

Now, take your chosen eucalyptus garland (or any type you prefer) and twist the wire end around one of the spokes of the wire globe.

Eucalyptus garland being wrapped around wire globe

Start wrapping the garland around the bottom half of the basket globe by feeding the end of the garland in and out of the basket spaces.

Unique DIY hanging pumpkin decoration

Be patient as you work, ensuring you don't strip any leaves off the garland.

Battery-operated lights for outdoor crafts

3. Add Fairy Lights

Nestle the battery pack of your battery-operated fairy lights into the bottom of the globe among the garland leaves.

Wrapping fairy lights around pumpkin basket

Begin wrapping the fairy lights over and around the bottom half of the basket globe.

Fall evening decoration with fairy lights

Make sure to space the lights evenly and tuck the end into the garland leaves.

Spanish Moss decor for hanging pumpkins

4. Fill with Spanish Moss

Fill the center of the garland-wrapped globe with a generous amount of Spanish Moss. This will create a cozy nest for your pumpkins.

Spraying pumpkins with coral paint

5. Paint the Pumpkins

Remember those small white pumpkins from the dollar store? Detach the stems and give them a very light dusting of spray paint in a coral color.

Affordable fall DIY with hanging baskets

Allow the pumpkins to dry completely and reattach the stems.

Pumpkins in a basket

6. Add the Pumpkins

Once your spray-painted pumpkins are dry, tuck them into the basket globe, nestling them into the Spanish Moss.

Budget-friendly hanging pumpkin project

7. Hang Your Pumpkin Basket

Now, take one of the basket chains you removed earlier and attach the connecting clips from the original chains to both ends of this chain.

Easy pumpkin craft

Then, use one of your basket hooks to attach it to the middle link.

Discover More DIY Pumpkin Ideas

Explore additional pumpkin projects in our Thanksgiving Pumpkin Decor guide.

Pumpkins hanging from tree

Hang your new pumpkin globe on a porch or from a tree branch.

Glowing Pumpkin Hanging Basket

Use your remote control to turn on the battery-operated fairy lights and watch as your fall decoration glows, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere on beautiful autumn evenings.

More Fall Projects

For more fun autumn DIY ideas, check out these Totally Unique Ways to Dress Your Home for Fall.

Fall season outdoor decor ideas

Dollar Store DIY Tutorial: Pumpkin Hanging Basket

With your very own pumpkin basket idea hanging from your tree, you're all set to welcome the autumn season in style.

But the fun doesn't have to stop. Share your Dollar Tree pumpkin craft adventures, tips, and fresh ideas in the comments below. Let's keep the inspiration flowing and celebrate the spirit of DIY together!

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  • Aprile Aprile on Oct 06, 2023
    where did u get remote controlled fairy lights; thanks
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