DIY- A whole assortment of pumpkin baskets.


Since I was making baskets anyway (link to post on cat baskets) figured I might as well continue and make some pumpkin themed baskets as well.


I did some rope baskets like this one with black button eyes.


This one was done in the more traditional Jack-O-Lantern style.


Some of my weaving with pipe cleaners.


I have tons of pipe cleaners around my house for all kinds of projects.


The smallest baskets I weaved were anywhere from 1-2 inches.


The small baskets are the perfect sizes for bits of chocolate pieces.


For a quick up-cycled basket project for anyone not into weaving just re-do an old basket by wrapping orange yarn around the handles and baskets.


Add some Jack-O-Lantern features and create away.


Before you know it, your whole home will be filled with Fall themed decorations. Fill your baskets with potpourri to scent your homes.DSC_6084.JPG


For instructions on the different styles of baskets click on links below.





Happy Fall decorating everyone and please remember to include all levels and all ages when crafting.



22 Comments Add yours

  1. Every time I think you can’t surprise me anymore, you pull something new out of your hat 🙂 Wonderful, just love them !!!
    Hope you’re health is progressing every day and that you’ll soon be your “old self”……anything confirmation the surgeon was right with his prognosis yet ?
    Have my fingers crossed, although that’s not necessary …..all will be good 🙂
    Take care and keep on getting better !!

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    1. Yes, the lab results came back and it wasn’t cancer…thank God. The surgeon said the tumor was huge, one of the largest he has ever removed. it was larger then a baseball and it was pressing against my windpipe and around my voice box. My voice at the moment has finally come back but it isn’t my old one and the surgeon said it is swollen on the right side when he scoped my throat but that will eventual go down and my voice should be okay, he will check again in three months. He said it takes months to heal completely but everything is good. I am freaking out though that it will come back or I will hear something else where I have to be cut. I have a scar across my neck but the nurse said since this surgeon is a really good plastic surgeon the scar will eventually be so thin you will not even notice it. We both joked around that it was perfect and in time for Halloween since it looks like someone tried to cut my head off…I know, gross huh? Anyway I can wear turtle necks for awhile. My husband said scars make chicks look cool. The biggest challenge I have is trying to get swallowing and breathing and talking down. I choke a little when I swollen water because I was used to having something always pressing in my throat so I wasn’t getting a lot of air in I guess…I don’t know, it is all just weird. I am going hiking tomorrow (hopefully) and I will take my camera with me and maybe do a post on it later in the week. I have tons of pre-scheduled things from before the surgery, thinking I wouldn’t feel up to posting but I feel great and better everyday. So glad you liked the baskets, the cat baskets are the cutest though, at least to me I have been working on some little fabric gnomes this week, maybe I will share with you later. Hope you all are doing great, have a great weekend. Hugs from all of us over here in Arizona.

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      1. Man, am I happy to hear this 🙂 That makes my day 🙂 Of course you have long road ahead of you to recovery and I’m sure it’s not easy and still scary at some times……really try not only focus on that but the opportunities that life has just given you, knowing that your family can stop worrying about maybe loosing you, the many more years you’ll all have together and make memories, the many bloggers and people you have in this community who are thrilled to hear and see what you have to share with us.
        No one said life would ever be easy………but it’s so worth facing the struggles 🙂
        I hope your breathing will become better and all your other sorrows with become less soon and think you really have a great attitude seeing your scar as the perfect Halloween “decoration”…..might be a permanent one….but who cares….ever time you touch it, it’ll remind you of how great it is to still be there and that you can face any challenge in life and get through it 🙂
        You’re strong and a beautiful person inside and out……….so glad you’re around 😉
        Hugs and a big “Emmy lick” from Nova Scotia

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      2. Again, love your comments. What a beautiful thing to write and all true. I am so grateful for everything and so happy the news was good. Love Emmy’s sloppy dog kiss. Give her a big hug back. I did go on that walk today and it was gorgeous. I will have to post later on that. I still haven’t had a chance to visit other new blog posts from you all. I just got back from the hike and rested. It wasn’t really a hike, it was more of a easy walk on a sidewalk. Waterfall trails is one of the easiest hikes in our area. There were all kinds of people on it today. Grandma’s and Grandpa’s, 2 month old babies hanging onto their moms, and tons of dogs. The dogs kept jumping in the water. It was fun. Tomorrow I will have more time to check back on everyone’s weekend post. I love reading blogs, so glad my daughter told me about this.

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  2. They look so cute 🙂

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    1. Thank you, wish I had time to do a YouTube account then I could really show you all how to make things. Hope you are having a fun weekend and baking some more of your yummy treats too.

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  3. These are adorable! Once again you amaze me with your talent and creativity! I was reading the comments and am glad you are feeling a little better, although talking and swallowing are still and issue. I keep thanking God for keeping you on the road to a speedy recovery. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, you are such a beautiful soul. I know God has you high on his list. Today I actually went on a walk out in the beautiful desert after a rain storm. It was so special and I needed that. My daughter saw a rock and got really excited because there was a cross on it and she said she prayed for a sigh for that day and that was it. She was a little upset because the day before on her Facebook account she wrote about an article on how some nurses will pray over some of their patients and my daughter wrote on Facebook before my surgery they asked if we were Christians and we said yes and the nurse said “I will say a prayer for you” before surgery. One of her Facebook friends from school got upset and started attacking her about her beliefs and my daughters Christian friends stood up for her. My children were taught to never judge anyone and their beliefs so she was confused by the attack and she blocked the old classmate from high school. She wrote though that she would never do that to someone else and their beliefs. I grew up around non Christians (mothers side ) and Christians (father’s side) and I loved both sides of my family. I was always careful to not offend either side. I am not the one to judge that is up to God. I was there to love both sides and that is what I believe God would have wanted, eventually people will see that there is something so beautiful there and it is God. My husband did, he did not believe when we first were dating and I knew I could never convince him, but God could and in the end my husband became a believer, because he started noticing all the signs from above. Thanks again Margaret, always love seeing your comments. Have a great Sunday and God bless you and your family.

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      1. This is such a beautiful testimony, dear friend. I don’t know if I am high on the list but your faith is certainly a strong one. I can read it in your words. God is happy with a humble heart, and you, and your daughter have that in abundance. You show what His word says, and you are a bright light. That is a blessing and this was a blessing to read. What a beautiful sign with the rock. Reminds me of the verse, look under a rock and you will find Me. 🙂 🙂 Y’all didn’t even have to look under that rock 🙂 🙂 Thank you for such a wonderful proof of God’s love. It is just what I needed this morning. I thank God for you my friend, and I thank Him for continuing to bless you 🙂

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      2. Awww…thank you and God bless you too.

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  4. mel says:

    so mini so cute! the front one it’s spooky… 🙂

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    1. Thank you, I LOVE baskets. I just got through watching another one of those DIYs on YouTube on how to make them. It is all so interesting to me.

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  5. Thank you, I am feeling better everyday. They only removed the right side. IT is still a bit swollen and my voice is still off but that is because the right side of my voice box is still a little swollen, there was no damage done to it, I just need to rest and heal for the next three months and the surgeon will scope me again. He did a great job considering how large the tumor was, which scared me when I heard ( size of a baseball) I am on steroids to help with the swelling and I still had a bit of a cough from the tubes that were in my lungs to help me breath during the surgery. The cough is mostly gone finally. Just getting used to swallowing water and eating slowly. No pain and the scar is going down everyday. I have some sort of gel that I have to put on it everyday, I forget what it is called. Anyway, I am feeling better, thank you so much of thinking of me. Hope you are well too. Have a great weekend and I hope you get a chance to try making some of my Halloween crafts.


    1. I was eating apple sauce, mashed potatoes, oatmeal, so yeah soft foods for awhile. That was two weeks ago. Today I had a yummy salad with hard carrots in it. It no longer hurts to swallow but I have to swallow liquids very slowly because I seem to choke on it a little when going down. The tumor was way down entangled by my voice box and pressing on my windpipe the whole time. You couldn’t really see how big it was from the neck but once the surgeon was in there he was shocked how huge it was. He said it was bigger then a baseball. My family was shocked because you couldn’t really tell that I had that in me by looking at me, even the surgeon was surprised. So now I just have to slowly get used to being able to breath and swallow and all that since before I had a tumor in the way, everything is new to me when it comes to my voice speaking and eating. I am able to breath now so much better, it is such a relief. Oh, and my ear is no longer in pain, it was also always hurting before the surgery. My surgeon did say it will take months to completely heal, so I am just focusing on that for now.


      1. Thank you, and I hope you are doing great as well. I am still figuring our my new computer too. It seems like we can’t do slide shows on it like I used to with my posts. I love sharing lots of photos, it’s kind of a hobby to me, taking photos. Anyway I am sure it will all work out in the end. I am off now to work on a post for Saturday. Wish I could post more but I just don’t have the time.


  6. Dandelion B says:

    I love the primative look off the cat and pumpkin baskets! Great photography too. I need more time to work on good photos…they always seem to be a fast last minute thing latley.

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    1. Thank you, I tend to lean towards a folk art type of style. I love those old colors and taking things we have on hand to create with. So glad you like my photos. Sometimes photographing craft steps can be tricky but I figure everyone should just give it their best shot and see what happens. I like to shoot outside and use as much natural lite as possible. I am off now to visit sites, I have been off for awhile. Can’t wait to see what you all have been up to.

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  7. Sell them on Etsy next year!!

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    1. I tried Etsy for awhile but couldn’t keep up and wasn’t great at marketing or the site design. I want to set up some sort of shop but mostly little patterns and kits I design with vintage supplies. That way everyone can craft together. It is such a fun hobby and I read somewhere it is a great stress reliever.


      1. Well you are fab at it!

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