Today I’m sharing how to create a fall basket vignette with gourds, pumpkins and dried grasses. It’s a little early in the season, but I’m starting to get those fall feels, are you? For me, all it takes is a brief break in weather, and I’m ready to start making some subtle changes.
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It’s time for our August Pinterest challenge, and as you can guess we’re creating fall baskets. Grab a cup of coffee and settle in for lots of fall ideas that you can use in the coming months.
If this is your first time to join us for a Pinterest challenge, this is how it works. Our host Cindy over at County Road 407, selects a photo for us to recreate, and each participant puts their own spin on the photo.
The best part is seeing how everyone interprets the image, and we always have an interesting variety. Be sure to click through all the links at the end of the post.
If you’re stopping by from my friend Rachel of The Ponds Farmhouse, welcome to Thistle Key Lane. I’m so happy you’re here! I just love the fall components in Rachel’s basket centerpiece.
Our photo inspiration for August is from the blog of Janelle Trinette. In her post she shares how to style a fall basket, and I’m loving her rustic mix of colors and textures.
Here’s a list of what I’m gathering for my version of a fall basket vignette.
- round basket
- throw blanket
- dried grasses
- variety of faux pumpkins and dried gourds
- something interesting for a backdrop
- wood chair
How To Create A Fall Basket Vignette
The first step is to make a little platform in your basket, so that you can create the illusion of a full basket of pumpkins or gourds.
I’m using a plaid throw blanket, because the colors and pattern say fall to me. However, if you don’t want to use a throw blanket, you can use some small towels or a stack of books.
Second step is adding dried foliage, and I have a great tip to share with you. Use paper towel tubes cut in half or toilet paper tubes to hold the tall grasses in place, and keep them from falling over. The paper tubes are wedged between the throw blanket and the inside of the basket. Easy peasy!
Now you’re ready to arrange your dried gourds or pumpkins in the basket. To fill the top portion of the basket, I’m using two large dried gourds and several medium size gourds.
In our inspo photo, Janelle is using wood slices to create a cute platform for pumpkins. Instead of wood slices I’m using a wood chair to elevate the basket.
Did you also notice the beautiful vintage door behind the fall basket in the inspo photo? What a beautiful backdrop, don’t you agree? For a little pop of interest, I’m using a printers drawer leaning against the wall, which I think does the trick.
To finish the fall basket vignette, three faux pumpkins in green and white add color at the base of the chair.
Shop The Look
To see our August Pinterest challenge from last year click on my post Decorating A Fall Mantel With Dried Arrangements.
Be sure to follow Thistle Key Lane on Pinterest, where the boards are up to date with seasonal inspiration that you can use right now!
Creating a fall basket vignette is such a fun Pinterest challenge, and one that you can design on a smaller scale if you want to. Thank you so much for stopping by today.
Up next is my friend Angie of Postcards From The Ride sharing her quick and easy fall basket decorating ideas.
Our Pinterest Challenge Continues…