I came across this pumpkin and thought it was so cute but at 49.95 I thought I could make it for a whole lot less. The description says potpourri but it is the caged pumpkin that caught my eye. Check it out!
Creamy Caramel Pumpkin Potpourri
The materials I used were:
basket reeds or bendable branches
silk fall leaf
pumpkin scented oil (optional)
I got the chicken wire and cut a square to my desired size. I used a bowl to get it started. It helped form the shape. I left the top open and filled it with pine cones from outside. This is when you can add the oil to the pine cones.
Gather the wire and close it up at the top leaving a stem. Feed reed or branched through the wire to form pumpkin lines. Wrap stem with jute and glue leaf. I left some of the wire showing on top of stem because I liked the curly look. Work with the chicken wire to keep the pumpkin form. Does not have to be perfect!!!!
I made this bigger than the one I got the idea from. For a smaller one I think you could use a base of a pedestal like theirs. I am loving this in my living room!
Best of all I had everything lying around the house! So I saved the 49.95 cost! If you were to buy the supplies it still would be cheaper!
Why not give it a try?