Create a quick and easy DIY Pumpkin Bushel Basket in just about 30 minutes. 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.
DIY Pumpkin Bushel Basket
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
Cut Off The Rope Handles
Carefully cut the rope handles from the top edge of the basket with scissors or remove the wire handles with needle-nose pliers.
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.
Cut The Leaves
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
Make The Stem
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
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 thick rope or a small tree branch as the pumpkin stem.
Now you have a beautiful DIY Pumpkin Bushel Basket to display for Halloween and fall! Click the link above for a complete list of materials and step-by-step detailed instructions.
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