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DIY Pumpkin Flower Girl Basket

If you are planning a fall wedding and would like to incorporate pumpkins into your wedding decor, this is an easy project you may want to tackle.

Of course this also goes to show that you can tweak any basket with items you already have on hand to create a more personal flower girl basket for your wedding. I was able to make this white DIY pumpkin flower girl basket for less than $5, and my niece loved it!

DIY Pumpkin Flower Girl Basket

Although I knew I wanted a white pumpkin basket, I was thrilled when I found an orange one at Michael’s that I could paint. I used a 50% off coupon which brought the cost of this basket to about $5 – not too shabby. Plus you could  probably score some really great deals on pumpkin baskets if you purchase them off season.

Planning a fall wedding? Add a whimsical touch with this DIY pumpkin flower girl basket! MountainModernLife.com

Aside from the basket, everything else I used we already had on hand which was awesome! So be sure to scour your home and see what you may already have.

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Materials Needed for Pumpkin Flower Girl Basket:

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The first thing I did was remove the red berries from the basket and then paint the pumpkin white, inside and out. I painted a few coats on, but primer would have helped cut the coats in half. Once it’s dry you can spray it with sealer.

Planning a fall wedding? Add a whimsical touch with this DIY pumpkin flower girl basket! MountainModernLife.com

TIP: Use primer first! I didn’t and after a few days the orange would begin to bleed through. No matter how many coats of white paint I added,  the orange eventually managed to seep through in certain areas. This could have been avoided had I used primer.

I then wrapped and weaved the faux greenery (olive branch?) around the basket and cut off whatever excess I didn’t need with wire cutters.

Planning a fall wedding? Add a whimsical touch with this DIY pumpkin flower girl basket! MountainModernLife.com

I used floral wire to attach the loose leaves to the basket and went around the entire basket until I achieved a look I liked.

Planning a fall wedding? Add a whimsical touch with this DIY pumpkin flower girl basket! MountainModernLife.com

I then used some twine and lace {that belonged to my grandma} to tie bows on each side of the grapevine basket handle.

Planning a fall wedding? Add a whimsical touch with this DIY pumpkin flower girl basket! MountainModernLife.com

That’s it! Here is the basket all finished up:

Planning a fall wedding? Add a whimsical touch with this DIY pumpkin flower girl basket! MountainModernLife.com

LOVE this idea for a fall wedding! Paint a pumpkin basket white, add twine and ribbon and use it for a flower girl basket. MountainModernLife.com

You can make your flower girl more personal to you and your wedding by incorporating your wedding colors in the ribbon or using flowers instead of greenery around the edge.

Here is the before and after:

Planning a fall wedding? Add a whimsical touch with this DIY pumpkin flower girl basket! MountainModernLife.com

My (not quite 3 year old) niece got nervous at the last minute and so she ended up walking down the aisle with my dad’s wife 🙂 At least she played with the basket before the wedding, and we do have video of her throwing one petal onto the ground as they walked out, lol. Plus she seemed happy to be able to take it home.

LOVE this idea for a fall wedding! Paint a pumpkin basket white, add twine and ribbon and use it for a flower girl basket. MountainModernLife.com

And here it is the night of our reception, you can see some of that orange coming through that I mentioned earlier:

LOVE this idea for a fall wedding! Paint a pumpkin basket white, add twine and ribbon and use it for a flower girl basket. MountainModernLife.com

So what do you think of my pumpkin flower girl basket? Not bad for $5, eh?

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