Autumn Wreaths Bring in the Season at Your Door
Many people decorate their doors with Christmas wreaths for the festive season but Autumn leaves and other materials also lend themselves to wreath projects.
There are colorful leaves, branches and twigs and acorns and pine cones all over the yard just asking to be dressed up. Add these to some ribbon, a wreath ring and a few other craft supplies and you have a great way to make the entry to your house very special.
Here are some of my favorite designs. Some are quite simple, and some are a bit more ornate. Some use mainly store bought supplies and others make use of nature’s gifts.
This lovely and colorful wreath has a glittery Bird as its focal point. Wrap a wreath ring with raffia and attach your bits and pieces and you are good to go. See the step by step tutorial at Because of Madalene.
Gather your ornamental gourds and some faux (or real!) greenery and you will end up with a creation like Stephanie’s Gourd Wreath from Garden Therapy.
This feminine wreath made use of my hydrangea blossoms that are out in full force right now. The color is subdued and these wreaths are so easy to make. Timing is the key. Find out how to make one at The Gardening Cook.
This trouser hanger Autumn swag wreath from Organized clutter could not be easier to make. Carlene just gathered some faux flowers and reeds and clumped them together in the opening of the trouser hanger. Quick and easy and such a lovely greeting. See the tutorial at Organized Clutter.
Lotus pods, pine cones, some leaves and a plaid ribbon help to showcase the big sunflower on this lovely autumn wreath. I love the way it looks on the the distressed wood of the door. See this project at Sweet Something Designs.
Want to give the birds something to eat to keep attracting them to your garden. Do what Heather from New House, New Home, New Life did. She used an existing grapevine wreath that was attached to an old barn door and tucked fading sunflower heads into the vine. Very simple and yet both functional and pretty.
This lovely wreath can be made for very little. The main part of it is dried magnolia leaves. Add a few pine cones and a strip of burlap for a loose ribbon and you have a rustic addition to your front door. See how to make it at Southern Hospitality.
Do you decorate your front door for autumn? Tell us how in the comments section below!