Make a Dollar Tree Basket Pumpkin for a Fast Fall Craft

This Dollar Tree Basket Pumpkin is such a fun and fast fall craft. You don’t need to spend a ton of money on fall decor.

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Absolutely adorable and fun to make, this Dollar Tree basket pumpkin is a great craft for fall.

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Dollar Tree Basket Pumpkin

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I dream about pumpkins all year long. Fall is one of my favorite times of the year because the air is perfect and the pumpkin flavors are flowing. Find out how fast you can have your house fall-ready with this easy pumpkin craft.

You’ll have the best pumpkin decor on the block – guaranteed! Let’s get started!

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Tips For Making This Dollar Tree Pumpkin

  • Make certain to cover the basket with orange paint! If you’re worried about it getting messy, lay down an old sheet or blanket or just go outside in the grass. Parchment paper is also awesome at keeping paint from getting everywhere.
  • The pumpkin stem can be made from a variety of things, so don’t stress. Any type of brown stick from nature will work! If you can’t find a wine cork or a stick, you can even wind together more of the floral wire to make a stem.
  • If you can find baskets in different sizes, you can make a whole little graduated set and I just think that would be the tops. I couldn’t find more than just the mid-size basket. But just imagine a handful of baskets. So fun.
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How Do I Make This Dollar Tree Basket Pumpkin?

I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.

Yield: 1 Pumpkin Basket

Dollar Tree Basket Pumpkin

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This Dollar Tree pumpkin basket for fall is simple and affordable to make. If you can find some smaller and larger baskets, a little graduated set would be even better!

Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3


  • Bushel Basket
  • Floral Wire
  • Green felt
  • Wine Cork
  • Craft Paint in various orange colors


  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Wire Cutters
  • Pencil
  • Glue Gun/Glue Sticks
  • Paper
  • Pins
  • Ruler


  1. Start by removing the handles off the edge of the basket.
  2. Paint the outside of the basket in orange.
  3. Before that coat is dry, apply a darker orange paint in the recessed sections with various strokes.
  4. Take and apply light orange paint to the raised areas. This will give it a rough application.
  5. Draw a leaf on the paper and use the pins to pin it to the green felt. Cut out the leaf and repeat to make a second leaf.
  6. Measure out 12-inch length of wrapped floral wire and cut with wire cutters.
  7. Wrap the wire around a pencil then remove the pencil. Pull and squeeze the spiraled wire to create vines of a pumpkin. Wrap them around the wine cork.
  8. Put the wine cork, vines, and green leaves in the center at the top of the basket with the glue gun. photo collage tutorial of how to make a basket pumpkin


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Even More Fun Fall Crafts

  • Fall Book Stack – Another awesome dollar store craft for fall! You can have this book stack made and on the shelf in minutes.
  • Minimalist Fall Wreath – Perfect front door decor on a budget. Make this and give it as a gift or put it on your own door!
  • Dollar Tree Fall Gather Sign – This craft literally takes just 5 minutes of time and then you have a beautiful sign perfect for fall and Thanksgiving.

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