Fall Basket Decorating Ideas

Fall weather will be here soon. Making your home feel cozy and warm is easy with these fall basket decorating ideas.

Are you ready to see more than a dozen beautiful baskets?

It’s Pinterest Challenge time, hosted by Cindy from County Road 407 and this month’s challenge is filled with fall basket decorating ideas and inspiration!

Hello and welcome if you’re stopping by from French Ethereal! Wasn’t Barbara’s pretty basket with pumpkins and roses such a great idea?!

The Pinterest Challenge is one of my favorite posts each month because it’s filled with so many creative ways to decorate your home easily and on a budget.

Several different bloggers take the same photo and create something similar that will work in their own homes, and with their own personal style. It’s so fun to see all the different interpretations!

If you’re starting to think about your fall decor, you can check out a couple of my past fall-inspired Pinterest Challenge posts here:

Fall Basket Inspiration

Our cute basket inspiration comes from this gorgeous tall wicker basket by janelletrinnette.com. I love the neutral colors combined with a variety of faux flowers and textures in this fall display.

Fall Basket Decorating Ideas using a tall wicker basket and neutral colored pumpkins.

Large Wicker Baskets

I have a tall wicker basket of my own that I previously used for blanket storage. When I saw Janelle’s fall basket display, I knew right away that my basket was destined for something better than storage!

—>Tip: Do you have some storage baskets in your home that can be used in different ways? You may already own baskets in a variety of styles, in different shapes and different sizes that can work nicely for seasonal displays.

If you don’t have any extra baskets, thrift stores are a great way to pick some up inexpensively! While shopping, look for:

  • baskets in different shapes (like round or square baskets)
  • baskets in different sizes (a small basket or shallow basket is great for use on a side table, console table, or coffee table)
  • baskets with different textures (like a wire basket or rattan basket)
  • a bushel basket (perfect for a fall cute display)
  • wall baskets (a fun way to make great wall decor or seasonal door displays)
  • vintage baskets (look in antique shops and flea markets for vintage tobacco baskets and picnic baskets to create a fun look!)
  • sturdy baskets that you can use outside or in unique ways (you can see how I used baskets & buckets for my fall front porch HERE)

I filled the bottom of my basket with crumpled brown paper to give my pumpkins a supportive base. Then, I disguised the paper with a piece of burlap, which is an easy way to add another layer of texture for visual interest.

(Using a blanket to fill space in the bottom of larger-sized baskets is another great option.)

Fall Foliage & Stems

Next, I tucked a variety of fall foliage and stems into the back of my wicker basket. My dried wheat stems are from Trader Joe’s and were less than three dollars!

The neutral-colored floral stem is from Hobby Lobby, and I cut and dried the cattails that grow on our property myself. You can see my tutorial on how to dry cattails in THIS POST.

Fall Basket Decorating Ideas using dried florals and stems and burlap.

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Pumpkins

Large baskets are ideal for a greater impact, especially when filling them with bigger items.

I used a variety of pumpkins in different shapes, sizes, and colors. The star of the show is the monogrammed pumpkin from Kirkland’s a few years back. HERE is the one Kirkland’s has this year.

I tucked smaller faux pumpkins into the burlap to give my basket a lush, full look.

Fall Basket Decorating Ideas

I was wishing for a few more pumpkins to place around the base of my basket when I remembered these Dollar Tree foam pumpkins that were part of an unfinished project from last year.

I pulled out some of my new Terra Clay Paints and set to work. This new paint from Dixie Belle was perfect for this project because it has a nice thick consistency that easily covered these inexpensive pumpkins and gave them a beautiful texture.

I wanted neutral pumpkins, so I chose the colors Moon Beam and Prairie Dawn, and then used Desert Tan for the stems.

Terra Clay paint foam pumpkins

Like the inspiration photo, I arranged my pumpkins on a wood slice next to my tall basket. I couldn’t resist tucking in this cute little squirrel that was from my daughter’s Woodland Baby Shower last fall.

Fall Basket Decorating Ideas in a tall wicker basket with faux fall florals and pumpkins.

Fall Basket Decor

My fall rustic basket looks so pretty in our three-season porch to add some cozy fall decor, but it works nicely in the living room by the fireplace, too.

Fall Basket Decorating Ideas with dried cattails, burlap, and wood slice.

Home decor projects like this are one of my favorite ways to decorate for the seasons.

They are so versatile and allow me to use baskets and items I already own to create a new look with no additional cost. It’s a great way to mix things up, without having to buy new things each season.

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Next, I hope you’ll pop over to see Decor to Adore and see Laura’s new hearth with a pop of color all decorated for fall! Then, be sure to follow the links below for even more creative ideas and amazing fall basket decorating ideas!

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32 thoughts on “Fall Basket Decorating Ideas

  1. Such a smart idea to paint a pumpkin in a more neutral tone… I need to do that to some of my large collection of orange pumpkins! I don’t know why i bought so many! LOL! Pinned! Love your basket, Niky!

  2. Niky, I love the basket you used and it looks specatacular everywhere you placed it!! I’ll have to look for Dixie Belle paint; I like the soft look you achieved for your little pumpkins. You are so lucky to have cattails right at home!! Love how your basket vignette turned out. 🙂

    Enjoy and don’t let the little squirrel eat all those pumpkins, 😉
    Barb 🙂

  3. I think your basket turned out perfectly and I love that it’s sitting with such a great view out to the back. Best part is not spending any money and putting it together in only a few minutes! Thank you for joining in.

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