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?
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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).