Wicker Basket Pumpkin

Need Autumn and Thanksgiving decor for your home? Make a cute Wicker Basket Pumpkin using a small lidded basket and a few more supplies. It would look really cute in larger sizes too.

Make a cute Wicker Basket Pumpkin using a small lidded basket

About this same time every year I start thinking about how much money I spend on craft projects and home decor and make a vow not to spend as much (at least through the end of the year). It’s probably because the holidays are coming up and I’d rather have money for gifts and holiday experiences. Whatever the reason I like to think of ways to create new items without spending much money.

Since I love re-purposing items I took a look at things I already owned and thought of creative ways to use them. When I noticed the shape of this IKEA basket I knew it had to be a pumpkin. So the Wicker Basket Pumpkin was created.

Supplies needed:
lidded basket
artificial leaves
piece of vine
brown paint
orange spray paint

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Use Krylon Pumpkin Orange spray paint on the wicker basket. Stuff the inside of the basket and lid with newspaper so none of the paint gets on the inside while you’re spraying. Make sure the inside stays paint free or you won’t be able to use it for food products.

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I don’t really like the color orange but this basket looks so good spray painted and disguised as a pumpkin. 

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Break off a 1 1/2 – 2 inch piece of the skewer and paint it brown. Cut off 2 leaves and use a small punch to make a hole at the end of each leaf.

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Place the stem through the hole in the leaves then into the center of the pumpkin (basket lid). Attach the vine to the top of the basket using hot glue.

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Fill the pumpkin with treats and you’re done. Larger baskets could be used for gift giving or centerpieces. 

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It could even be used on the dinner table filled with rolls. 

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And there you have another adorable pumpkin. What Fall decor can you make using things you already have in your home? 

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Wicker Basket Pumpkin made from a lidded basket and a few supplies

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  • Kara October 14, 2014, 7:09 am

    This is super cute Leigh Anne! I’m going to look for one of those baskets next time I’m at Ikea! 🙂

  • Clearissa Coward October 7, 2019, 6:50 am

    Very cute. I love using things I already have in-house as well. Very creative. TFS

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