September 2, 2017

One More Way to Style a Pumpkin

Another title might be, How to use a garland in making a centerpiece. I just could not decide. Let's see what you think.

I hope you are not tired of seeing my pumpkin projects, but you probably know me well enough to know that I love to change things up and try this and that.  Well, welcome to today's quick little post. 

(I took the photos with my cellphone, as I was not planning on a photo shoot. Then I decided you all might like to see this little ditty.) 

I came home with a set of "faux" tobacco baskets a week or so ago when Hobby Lobby had them on sale. 

I have a few ideas on how I planned to use them...and this is not one of my original ideas. ha!

This idea was spur of the are many of my "ideas." They just pop into my head! :-)

For this project I stacked the middle and small sized tobacco baskets. 

I needed a bit more height for my pumpkin so I added a couple of hubby's old books. 

The books put my pumpkin high enough to to be visible for the rest of the project. 

This next step is my big idea! (I was so proud of myself for thinking to do this. ha ha.)

Big idea: I wrapped a rustic/twiggy garland around the pumpkin. Ta da!

I tucked the branches here and there to hide the books. 

Then I shaped the tendrils to twist this way and that. 

It's all trial and error. 

Once I decide I like the way it looks...I stop. :-)

I could still see the books and needed to hide them. 

Pine cones to the rescue! I thought of adding some faux fruit for color...but then I thought it might get busy looking. 

I tucked pine cones around the base of the pumpkin. (So many in fact that It looks like I have a wreath around the base.) 

This arrangement was essentially a layering project.

Mr. Fox, a fixture on my great grandmother's old table,  has agreed to keep an eye on things.

And an overhead view for you. 

I hope my little project inspires you to create something similar. 

I love to use garlands in arrangements. They can be twisted to any shape you need and add just enough base greenery to a floral or twiggy arrangement. 

Until the next time...Sheila

My Kentucky Living
My Kentucky Living

Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.


  1. Sheila, That is fabulous. I thank you for telling about the baskets...I have seen them many places and never knew the original usage. Now I know, thank you. :):) I am in love with that adorable fox. I would never have guessed he was that old. Great decorating. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  2. Clever! Love it! Books do come in handy for projects like this. I used to save small flat boxes and cover them with Kraft paper to use for staging.

  3. It turned out great! Love those tobacco baskets. :-)

  4. I had no idea there was such a thing as a FAKE tobacco basket...(i need to get out more)....xoxo

  5. Just love it Sheila! I know you love the Fall as you have so much fun creating the most beautiful vignettes!

  6. The white porcelain pumpkin is just fabulous...

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  7. Looks great, Sheila!! White pumpkins are my fave!!


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