I can't buy as many pumpkins as I'd like. I keep thinking I'll invest in enough realistic foam copies to fill windowboxes. Until then, I'll make what we have do double-duty.
We wrapped this flat basketball in strips of leftover orange fabric. No fancy technique, just wrapping and tucking, with plaid fabric leaves and a stick for a stem.
I'd like to add some fabric-wrapped "gourds" to this fireplace basket. And real fall leaves, if they ever turn colors!
Next up: balloons from yesterday's free festival become a paper mache pumpkin pinata. Paper mache is a frugal family's best friend!