Easy Fall Crafts: An Upcycled Basket Pumpkin Patch

Create A Cute Upcycled Basket Pumpkin Patch With This Easy Fall Craft Project

Hi Everyone,

Can you believe it is the middle of October already??? A couple of months ago I was asked to create a few upcycled craft projects for Smart Retailer Magazine . The theme of the article was creative ways to use baskets in your store displays. Today I want to share one of those projects and show you how to create an Upcycled Basket Pumpkin Patch to add to your Fall inspired decor.

To create your basket pumpkin patch you will need to find a few round, flat baskets, the kind that are used to hold plates at picnics and such. I found a whole bunch of them at my local thrift shop.

Flat Serving Baskets

To Make Your Upcycled Basket Pumpkin Patch you will also need:

  • Orange Spray Paint
  • Large Silk Leaves (one for each basket)
  • Paint Sticks (one for each basket)
  • 5 X 7 or 6 X 4″ Picture Frames With a Removable Easel Type Back (one for each basket)
  • Hot Glue

Directions:

  1. Spray paint the front and back of each basket orange.
  2. Hot glue a paint stick to the rim of each basket right down the center, creating the “stem” of each pumpkin. Make sure the stick is flush with the bottom of the basket. You may have to cut it down.
  3. Paint each “stem” brown and let it dry.
  4. Hot glue a large hot leaf to the stem.
  5. To make the pumpkins stand up, hot glue the back of the picture frame to the paint stick. You can trim the sides of the backing to give it a more finished look.

Picture frame back

When you are finished you will have a set of cute upcycled pumpkins to create your own little pumpkin patch!

upcycled basket pumpkin patch

Although this project was created with shop owners in mind for display purposes, you can use your upcycled basket pumpkin patch as a wonderful vignette or centerpiece for Halloween or even Thanksgiving tablescape. Tuck in some branches and pinecones and you are all set!

Upcycled Basket Pumpkin Patch
 Here is a little peak at the article from magazine. If you liked this little upcycled basket pumpkin patch crafty project, wait ’til you see what you can create for Christmas!!!

Smart Retailer Feature

I want to thank the folks at Smart Retailer Magazine for giving me this opportunity!

And thank you so much for stopping by today!

~Lisa

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A Creative Halloween Scarecrow That Will Scare Your Pants Off

A Creative Halloween Scarecrow That Will Frighten The Crows Away and Maybe Even Your Guests!

Happy October Everyone!

I am so excited to say the heat and humidity is finally starting to subside and we have had some delightfully chilly nights here in NC. Ahhh! Autumn is my favorite time of year! Today I want to share with you a clever Halloween project that I stumbled upon at my local Lowe’s Home Improvement store. I wish I could take credit for today’s project but hats off to whoever did! As I walked into the Garden Center I noticed a Creative Halloween Scarecrow nestled in the mum display. It looked pretty simple to make too!

A Creative Halloween Scarecrow

Create Your Own Halloween Scarecrow:

To create this clever Scarecrow you will need:

  • A Bale Of Straw
  • Inexpensive Disposable Coveralls
  • A Few Yards Of Chain
  •  8 foot 1″ X 2″ Pine Board
  • 3 Foot 1″ X 2″ Pine Board

Start with the 8′ Pine Board. At about 6′ up from the bottom hammer the 3′ long board perpendicularly creating a large “T”. This will be your base. Using a post hole digger put a hole in the ground about 2′ deep and insert the base.

You can also create a base out of pipes as shown.

Tip: You could use a large flower pot filled with cement instead of digging a hole in your yard.

Stuff the coveralls with Straw. Place your scarecrow on the T-post and secure it by wrapping the chains around it. You can also add thin white string or fishing line to secure it as well.

This Creative Halloween Scarecrow is a simple project that can make your yard Spooky for the season. Place it in a home made graveyard in your front yard or place it in the garden!

Thanks so much for visiting today! Have you started decorating for Halloween yet???

~Lisa

PS. I have just started a series called Creative Decorating Tips and would love for you to hop on over and check them out. I will be adding new simple decorating tips frequently so be sure to be looking for them in your inbox if you subscribe to my blog!

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