Thursday, September 22, 2011

Pumpkin Baskets

Just finished my pumpkin baskets, and I'm linking up to a few craft parties today...
I have to say that these were by far the easiest and fastest project that I have taken on in awhile!! :) Of course, after the highchair, I think just about anything is easier and faster... But the window boxes have been pretty time-consuming too!

I started out with the two mum baskets from the large mums, which I re-potted.
I picked up some acrylic paints from Hobby Lobby in Harvest Orange and green, and then I started painting! :)


I used two coats of the orange because the baskets seemed to absorb a lot of the first coat...
Then I painted a little green to give them the "rustic pumpkin" look.


I used a Sharpie paint pen and printed off a face template to use as a stencil for the faces... However, it didn't work out very well, so I free-handed most of the face. I also decided that we didn't need two "face pumpkins," so I painted the "BOO" on the other one.
Then the hubby helped me cut some wood for the stems. I painted them brown (and distressed them a little), hot glued them on, then added a little twine... And voila! :)


Very inexpensive, and oh-so easy! :)
Happy pumpkin making!



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19 comments:

Kristen said...

Those turned out really cute, good job Emily! I hope to tackle some DIY projects when I have a break in school.........over Thanksgiving. haha

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Clever and cute! Now I have to go find my baskets shaped like this or go find some. Thrift stores and garage sales, ahoy!

Katie said...

They turned out just perfect! I'm just loving watching all of your crafts. Meyer and I will be attempting the ghost canvas tomorrow, and given my lack of craftiness, I don't have much hope for us! Have a great weekend with little Miss B!

stephanie said...

adorable!!

Natalie said...

Those turned out so cute! I seriously need to become more crafty! You guys are killing me :)

Kim@todayismysome-day said...

Adorable and simple. Those are my favorite kind of projects :) Came over via Finding Fabulous.

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

That is such a fun idea. I've seen it before or thought of it before! Love it. I am featuring it at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my 'featured" button.

Daneilia @ Anchors Away said...

Fun! One of my fave things of fall are pumpkins ;)

Crafty Mischief said...

I saw your baskets on Someday Crafts. They turned out so cute! Thanks for the inspiration!

Vicky said...

These are totally adorable! What a great idea. I am a new follower from Tatertots and Jello. Vicky @ www.messforless.net

Ginger said...

So cute! Saw you over on Someday Crafts. You should come link this up at my {wow me} wednesday party over on my blog. It goes live on Tuesday nights at 7:00. Would love to have you drop by! :) Have a great weekend.

Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Love! I'd love for you to link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Link Party!
www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

Cecilia @ Crearescout said...

Pretty!!! :) Great for a porch!

Cecilia

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

These are SO fun!!! And festive of course! Thanks for partying at Fancy This Fridays this week! Hope to see you again soon!

La-Dee-da crafter said...

So cute!!! I want to paint baskets white and make ghost faces. Thanks for sharing. I am checking out your blog.
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Lauren said...

Those are quite adorable! What an inexpensive and fast project to make. Would love to have you link this up to the Scatter Girls Fall Porch Link Up Party- going on right now! http://scattergirls.blogspot.com/2011/09/fall-porch-linky-party.html

Jessica @ Sunny Tuesday said...

This is such a cute idea!

*Jeana* said...

I love them ..so cute..Would love for you to share at my link party "Creative Halloween Ideas"
http://jeana-marie.blogspot.com/2011/09/creative-halloween-ideas.html

Geneva said...

A great thrifty idea...plus after the holiday, you can store your goodies in them. I Like! Yours turned out really cute!

 
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