Fall Wreath DIY

When I moved into my apartment building one of the first things I noticed was that nobody decorated their front doors.  Not a single doormat or wreath!  Long hallways of doors look rather depressing and sterile, so of course one of the first things I decided to do once I got settled was to make a fall wreath.  I didn’t want to buy a pre-made wreath at the store because they are so easy to make yourself and are a great way to add a little bit of your own personality to the entrance of your home!  I bought a foam wreath, some burlap cloth and sparkly ribbon from Michael’s, and figured I could come up with something pretty.  I wrapped the wreath in burlap then tied a bow on the wreath and hung it on the door.  Needless to say, the wreath was a bit boring and needed some pizazz.  I knew I wanted to use something other than the traditional fall symbols of pumpkins and gourds, but I didn’t quite know what I was looking for.  I found the perfect finishing touch a few days ago though, when I spotted a bag of moss for sale at World Market.  I came home, got my glue gun out, and attached the moss to either side of the bow.  For staying power, and to prevent little moss particles from falling off, I finished it up with a quick coat of hairspray.  Now my front door looks happy and inviting, and ready for fall!  It’s a perfect and easy way to add a dash of whimsy to an otherwise boring door!  How do you like to decorate your front door for fall?

Katie Vail
Katie Vail

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  1. October 25, 2013 / 10:15 am

    I decorate my front door for fall the old-fashioned way by putting a pumpkin next to it (hopefully from a pumpkin patch, but usually I'm busy and have to settle for a pumpkin from the market or Home Depot).

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