Soon it will be time for pumpkins and Thanksgiving dinner. I thought that I would take a few minutes to inspire myself and inspire you to do some fall decorating. I always have to talk myself into this….to me it is not as much fun as decorating for Christmas. But, take a look at this front porch. Isn’t it nice! Mums, pumpkins, corn stalks, orchard baskets…really nice!
Now, if you have a wreath for the front door hanging in the garage, then you will surely go get it and put it on the front door. But, if you want to take this to a higher level, here are some ideas. The first one uses magnolia leaves as a base. More than likely, they were tied into bundles and then wired to the grapevine wreath form. They all must face the same direction and when all of the vine is covered, you are finished. Then, you can hot glue or wire feathers, dried hydrangia, magnolia seed pods, and other dried materials. My daughter has a huge magnolia tree…think I may have to try this. I also see some wheat. Any dried natural material should look great.
Now, maybe you have an existing wreath but you want to spiff it up a bit. Buy a wooden letter, paint it to match the wreath, and suspend it in the center of your wreath. Monograms are always nice. This is just a grapevine wreath with a silk garland attached to it and then the wooden letter is hung in the middle from wire ribbon. Very attractive. Something to think about is that the letter might bang against the door when it is opened or closed. Buy one of those packs of felt circles and stick it to the back of the letter to make for silence.
You have seen these wreaths in your big box craft stores. They are very sculptural and perfect for fall. You could make or buy your bow, add the silk pheasant feathers and some fruit…how easy is that!