I filled a vase with a bag of birdseed. Then I added sticks and branches and used fishing line and straight pins to hang artificial pumpkins and leaves. To give it a finishing touch I tied scraps of ribbon and fabric around the vase.
For my sister’s baby shower back in October, I hung baby girl hats, socks, shoes and mittens from the branches along with the pumpkins. We were going for a “fall-ish” with girly flair theme. You can see that arrangement here.
You could also add feathers, pine cones and/or real leaves. This arrangement could also be made on a much smaller scale. I’m thinking about using the vase and branches for Christmas. I just need to figure out if I want to fill the vase with something other than birdseed. I think it would be so beautiful to hang balls, snowflakes or greenery on the branches. I think a natural, organic look is gorgeous!
And yes, I squeezed the arrangement out the back door to take the pictures on the porch because outdoor lighting is just so much better than inside.