Add an elegant look to your front door with this easy DIY fall basket decor idea. It’s a simple fall craft you can make in minutes!
I’m done with mums! Well, this year at least. Don’t get me wrong…I love mums this time of year. All you need to do is look at last years fall front porch decor to see how much I love those gorgeous fall colors mums produce. But this year – I just couldn’t buy a bunch of mums to watch them die a slow, miserable death on my porch.
So instead, I came up with an easy diy fall basket decor idea that I put together in a matter of minutes by just shopping our home! This is a fun way to decorate for the fall season with no mums required. 🙂
And I have to admit, I love the way this fall decor idea turned out. It’s elegant and simple, all at the same time. Plus it’s a great way to add some pretty texture and contrast to our front porch. And it goes so well with my new layered doormat rug look as well!
So do you wanna make your own basket for your home? Let me show you the easy way to recreate this fun fall look!
Supplies Needed for Fall Basket Decor
Here’s what I used to create this easy DIY fall craft:
Just a few items is all you need:
How To Assemble Fall Basket
Now that you know what you need, let me show you how I created my fall basket decor.
Fill The Basket
The first step is to start by filling in the large baskets with the Styrofoam. (This is an item I could easily use because we had some electronics delivered and there was a ton of leftover Styrofoam in the box.) If you don’t have any – just look for something to fill most of the basket. You could even use a cardboard box, for example.
Tip: If you will be using real pumpkins, make sure the filler you choose is sturdy enough to support the weight of at least three pumpkins. So maybe an upside down bucket or planter perhaps.
Arrange The Pumpkins
Once the basket filler in place, now it’s time to arrange the three faux pumpkins on top. I played around with my pumpkins starting with the biggest first. I placed it about 3/4ths of the way in with 1/4 sitting on the large basket edge.
Then I added in the medium and small sized pumpkins. Again, this is just your personally preference on how you would like to arrange them on top of the basket. I think using different sizes of pumpkins adds a nice variety to the fall foliage that will be inserted next.
Add Silver Dollar Eucalyptus
Now that you have the pumpkins set, it’s time to add in some of our eucalyptus. I started inserting the faux silver dollar eucalyptus around my pumpkins first. It has bigger leaves so I kinda wanted to use it as my base and build up from there.
I inserted about four in the front of the basket area and two in the back. Try to fluff and bend to cover any gaps where Styrofoam (or your filler) may be seen.
Next Insert Cream Berry Bush
Now this little addition here is what really made this diy fall basket decor idea come alive. I knew I needed some contrast against my eucalyptus green leaves. So I thought about adding some white ranunculus’s. But I didn’t really want any fall flowers in this arrangement. To me the pumpkins were the stars!
So I remembered this cream berry bush I had up stairs in a kitchen vase. And I instantly ran to steal some! I inserted one in the front of the basket and one in back.
Once inserted, I worked the stems in and around the other inserted eucalyptus leaves. This was to help it blend in and not just be a clump of berry bush. 🙂 And I immediately loved the look! It was the perfect touch for this fun pumpkin arrangement.
Finish with Seeded Eucalyptus
The last step is to fill in any empty spaces with the seeded eucalyptus. Or if you see a spot that just needs a little more green or contrast – add a stem. Definitely, play around with these stems or any of the stems really. Tweak and tweak some more until you get it just right and hide all the basket filler.
Repeat the Process – If You Want A Flanked Look
Now, after I finished with that one, I repeated the whole process with another basket and set pumpkins. This time, I tried to mirror the set up.
Since these bountiful fall baskets would be flanking my front door, I wanted them to compliment each other without looking to matchy, matchy.
And that’s it – now all you need to do is place it by your front door for some beautiful fall porch decor or anywhere you want to add some elegant fall decor. Another great idea would be to place it in an entryway!
I do hope you give this easy fall basket a try. As usual, I kept my decor pretty neutral, but you could absolutely use small gourds, fresh flowers, or even bright colors. Let that imagination run wild! 🙂
A full tour of my front porch fall decorating will be coming to the website soon! I will be including it with the full fall home tour. So, stay tuned!