Monday, October 24, 2011

Pumpkin Luminary Hanging Baskets

This idea just appeared in my head and I thought how simple this would be to construct. These pumpkin hanging luminaries are a simple way to bring some festive Halloween decor to the outside of your house while recycling some of your summer plant hanging baskets. Not to mention a super cool way to light the trick-or-treat path to your front door. 

You will need: 
  • 2 Wire hanging baskets 
  • 1 Strand of each orange and green lights 
  • Pumpkins/coconut shell/plants/ mulch (optional) 

Place pumpkins in basket around the plant. Originally, my plan was to not leave any summer foliage, soil, coconut shell or mulch in the hanging basket, but as I played around with the idea I decided it looks quite nice in the daytime. 

Turn the empty basket over and flip chains to the outside. 

Use bottom chains and clips to fasten baskets together. 

Hook the bottom chains into the top chains. 

Slide the female end of orange lights into the bottom of the wire basket. 

Wind the lights around the wires vertically, string across the top, and then back down the other side. Repeat until all of the vertical wires are wrapped.

Finish wrapping orange and green lights to create a pumpkin and stem shape. 

Turn on the lights and Voila! A finished luminary hanging pumpkin.

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