Fall Baskets

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DIY Fall Basket Decor

Are you getting ready for fall decor yet.  Items are finally available in the stores now, its hard not to keep going back and seeing what cute items are available. We began as early as possible so I could create most of the decor myself.

I am not sure how old this basket is, but its made out of strips of wood and nails.  I purchased it at an estate sale this summer.

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Basket, Fall, DIY, Decor, StainingThe harvest baskets are pretty inexpensive, you can get them for $15 each in Canada.  I got mine on a bogo sale and then stained them.    I used a dark walnut stain, two coats.

These would look cute as they are stuffed full of fresh veggies of all kinds.  They are pretty light weight though.  I think I would be cautious using them  to store heavy vegetables like turnips, or potatoes.


Arrange the Florals and Ribbons

The staining makes the baskets look much nicer, but they are still pretty barren looking in my opinion.  I decorate them in all kinds of ways.    Its not quite fall while I am completing this blog so I filled them with fabric pumpkins.  They would look cute with flowers, picked leaves, or a few apples.

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I didn’t apply glue to any of the baskets.  I wrapped the baskets around the top, middle and over the opening using a variety of different ribbons.  I  used wire ribbon and pulled the ribbons tightly, then tied any other decorations to the ribbon with raffia.  To store them I can remove the decorations and stack everything together.

Basket, Fall, DIY, Home Decor, StainingFor this basket I used 8 strands of raffia, using a simple square knot macrame pattern I made a belt to go all around the basket and tied the raffia into a ribbon at the front.  Then I filled the belt in with little fall sprigs from the dollar store.






I will be posting pictures of my fall decor displayed in my home, it’s not quite ready yet.

I hope your having fun with your fall decor.

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  1. Thanks for the inspiration Leanna! The baskets are really pretty. I would not have imagined staining them which really provided contrast to the yellow mums. Can’t wait to tour your home in the upcoming Festive Fall Home Tours~

  2. I love baskets and your fall decor is warm and lovely! Have a wonderful weekend! Pam @ Everyday Living

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Pam. Thank you for commenting. A pretty basket full of potatoes is so much nicer than a bag of potatoes. For whatever reason that seems to be more acceptable in the fall season. Fall is fun because of the harvest I think.

  3. How cute! Fall is my favorite season by far. Although, I do love decorating for Christmas too. I love that the baskets you use can be used for each season as well. Looking forward to more pictures!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Terry. Fall would be my favorite season if it was followed by summer. Up here in Canada its the last time I even dream about being outdoors.

      Thanks for commenting. Leanna

  4. I love those baskets stained in dark walnut! Very nice idea wrapping them with Fall ribbons and raffia, Where did you find your baskets here in Canada?

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Marie: I found them at Michaels, but had to sift through the $100 dollar ones. I was very cautious to not glue them anywhere so I could use them again. Let me know if you find any.

      Thanks for commenting. Leanna

  5. The baskets are so charming. I love how you decorated them for fall. I bet you will be using them throughout the season.

    1. Thank you. I plan on placing them around my home filled with real leaves later on this year. Thank you for taking the time to comment.

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