Most people like to start with a floral arrangement and that is good, but I wanted to show you how to use just a few different items that don't seem related at all, but when put together create a great vignette.
This is what I wound up with. This is really super simple and basic, so I know you have things you can pull together too.
Love it, gives the pumpkin more character.
Here are a few more examples of how a few different items can create a theme and make a great vignette. All of these have a rooster or two in them, but they really look different, So just play around.
Just add and subtract until it looks good to you and you are done.
So there you have it. Just gather a bunch of different things and vary the height and texture and add and subtract until you get something that is pleasing to your eye.