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Fabulous Fall Basket Styling Ideas

Do you love baskets? I hope so because I’m sharing some fabulous fall basket styling ideas.

I have to be careful when I shop or I would have a houseful of baskets. Although baskets can be found new in home decor and craft stores, I have found most of mine at estate sales, flea markets, garage sales, or antique malls.

I don’t care if they are old from an estate sale or new from HomeGoods or Hobby Lobby ~ although finding a vintage one gives you an extra special thrill. Then I can’t wait to come up with some fabulous fall basket styling ideas.

Like the best home decor accessories, baskets are so versatile. They come in every shape and size. They can be made of metal, wire, or wood.

With fall on the horizon, don’t you think it’s time to create some fabulous fall basket styling ideas?

Me, too.

Notice I said, fabulous fall basket styling ideas ~ with an “s”. That’s because it’s Pinterest Challenge time. Our hostess, Cindy of County Road 407 has found an awesome basket vignette to inspire us.

You get a “baseket~full” of fabulous basket styling ideas from our group of talented creators. If you are visiting from my friend Laura of Decor to Adore, then welcome. Let’s continue the basket inspiration.

Why Do We Love Baskets?

Let me count the ways.

  • Their versatility ~ can be used anywhere in our homes
  • Their practicality ~ for holding laundry, towels, throws, toys, magazines, jewelry, or anything
  • For home decor ~ yea! ~ my favorite
  • Can be used any time of year for any holiday or season
  • Affordability ~ price points to fit any budget
  • Accessibility ~ multiple stores, estate sales, garage sales, flea markets, online
  • So many different materials, styles, and sizes

Fabulous Ideas: Fall Basket Styling

I “fell over my basket” when I saw the inspiration that Cindy found for us this month. It’s from Janelle of Janelle Trinette. Does this vignette say fall or what?

fall basket styling ideas

If you have been following Bluesky at Home or some of the other participants in the monthly Pinterest Challenge, you know that our featured image can be used in two ways. We can try to duplicate it or use it as inspiration for our own interpretation.

I’ve used the image both ways. Since I had most of the “ingredients” for this vignette, I decided to duplicate it as best I could.

Basket Inspiration Vignette Ingredients

Let’s look at the vignette in detail.

  • a wood background ~ I think it’s a door
  • a large round woven basket
  • large wood slices
  • wheat and feathers
  • a throw or piece of fabric
  • lots of white/neutral pumpkins

My Basket Style Ingredients

I was determined to use only items that I had on hand. I like to gather more things than I think I might use.

fall basket styling ideas
  • I will use the large round woven basket that I found at the same time as the teak table. I paid $7.50 for it.
fall basket styling ideas
  • One large wood slice I bought at a local design store a few years ago.
  • Another round woven basket
  • Two small hay bales I saved from last year
  • Two burlap bags
fall basket styling ideas
  • I couldn’t find my wheat sheave bundle and I didn’t have any feathers. I did have plenty of faux fall foliage on hand.
fall basket styling ideas
  • A variety of neutral pumpkins
  • A tall wood candlestick ~ one of a pair I bought last year at Tuesday morning.

With my ingredients gathered, I was ready to start my fall basket styling.

Styling the Fall Basket Vignette

Now let the fun begin. I’ll take you through the process exactly how I styled this fall basket vignette.

Janelle suggested using a pillow, paper or fabric to stuff the basket and fill it. I used a pillow filler.

fall basket styling ideas

Next, she used a piece of fabric to cover the stuffing. I had several to choose from. I chose this neutral piece. It also adds color and texture.

fall basket styling ideas

I chose three faux foliage stems in subtle shades of cream, tan, and dark yellow. It was easy to stuff them in the basket.

fall basket styling ideas

At this point, I remembered my teak table leaf and leaned it against the glass doors of the fireplace. It provides a natural backdrop.

Next came pumpkins in natural colors. each pumpkin has a different texture.

fall basket styling ideas

The one in the back is the yarn pumpkin I made last year. I love the twig pumpkin that I’ve had for years. The one in the front is from Joann.

fall basket styling ideas

Now, I made another adjustment. I decided my fall basket styling needed more height.

Sweet Shark helped me carry my antique ship captain’s toolbox to the hearth. I bought it in Jefferson, Texas, 30 ~ 40 years ago. It’s held everything from VCRs (remember those?) and Legos to stuffed animals and blankets.

fall basket styling ideas

Much better.

fall basket styling ideas

Now it was time to balance the basket with more fall items.

First, I placed the other round basket upside down on the toolbox. The wood slice went on top.

fall basket styling ideas

One more large pumpkin ~ one I made with twine last year.

fall basket styling ideas

For more balance, I added one of my wood candlesticks topped with a plain brown paper~maiché pumpkin.

fall basket styling ideas

In front of the toolbox, I tucked in the two hay bales, the two burlap bags, and a tumble of small white painted pumpkins. I love all the different textures.

fall basket styling ideas

Finally, I added one more DIY twine pumpkin.

fall basket styling ideas

That concluded my idea for fall basket styling.

fall basket styling ideas
fall basket styling ideas

This fall basket styling vignette will add the first feeling of fall for the year. There is subtle fall color, lots of texture, and interesting pieces to see.

The next step is to decorate the mantel.

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Now it’s time to say hello to Lora of Lora B. Creates and Ponders and her lovely fall mantel idea.

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  1. Love that old carpenter’s box and the way it elevates the basket. Perfect welcome to Fall!

    1. Lora, that vintage (I think it’s close to being an antique.) is a favorite. It came in handy for the 100th time.

  2. I love your vignette Carol. I too have a basket addiction! You truly gave such great tips.

  3. I love that you incorporated your teak table leaf in the background like her door. So clever! Your basket and vignette turned out so perfect and I love that we get to do these without spending money. Hubs thinks it’s awesome. Looks like your fall decor is coming along. I still have a bit to go. Thanks for joining in this month. Especially since you were out of town. Means a lot.

    1. I wouldn’t miss this one. Loved the vignette. When you know you have all the ingredients at home, it’s a done deal. Thanks for hosting, Cindy.

  4. Beautiful fall basket vignette Carol! Wow the wood box makes a pretty platform and really completes the look1 Love your mix of pumpkins and the mini hay bales are a fun addition. 😊

  5. Love how you recreated Janelle’s fall basket! Your version is fabulous! Pinned

  6. Carol, I love how you brought in the ship’s captain’s box to go with your basket vignette!! Everything looks so nice together. Beautiful!!!

    Enjoy your fall basket wherever you move it,
    Big hugs,
    Barb 🙂

  7. Your basket is lovely! I love all the elements you stacked to create a beautiful vignette.


  8. I love that old toolbox! What a great idea to use that. I love the all the variety in the pumpkins as well. Love these challenges and seeing what everyone comes up with!

  9. Wow… you went ALL OUT, Carol! What a wonderful way to style your Pinterest Challenge basket! It’s lovely! Pinned!

  10. What a pretty vignette. So similar in style to the inspiration pic. I love how you shared how to put it all together, that really helps when we are trying to figure out such beautiful displays.

  11. I really love your creativity here with the teak table piece as a back drop, and that antique toolbox to elevate the basket – so much gorgeous patina on that! Your DIY pumpkins are all so cute Carol, love it all!

    1. Thanks, Cindy. That teak table leaf was an added bonus to buying the table. The toolbox has been a favorite find for years.

  12. Such a lovely fall basket vignette. I love the old wooden box! Pinned!

  13. Carol,
    Your basket ideas look so stunning. So fun doing these together. Sorry for the late comment. I skipped a few by accident that first day.

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