Even though Fall doesn't officially start until September 22, it's already Autumn in my heart--and now it's starting to look like Autumn around my house! Here's a peek at my outdoor decor.
Our front door is bare during the hot weather, but I like to make a wreath for Fall. This year's wreath is pretty simple. I just used fallish elements from my craft stash and hot glue to create it. I started with a straw form that I covered in moss. Then I glued on a bunch of colorful silk leaves:
With that as a base, I then poked and glued in fallish elements--seed pods, pine cones, sweetgum balls, sheaves of grain--anything I could find in my craft stash that looked fallish got added to the wreath. I did go through several sticks of glue, but I'm happy with the result.
I hung the wreath on the front door only to find it completely covered with dew the next morning. I mean, it was dripping. So I let it dry thoroughly and then gave it a coating of clear spray paint. I'm hoping the clear finish will keep it from mildewing. The spray paint gives it a glossy finish, but that's okay with me.
By the way, I hang my front door wreath from a wreath hanger. My hanger sort of blends in with the color of the door--I highly recommend painting a door hanger the same color as the door so that it doesn't detract from the beauty of your wreath. Wreath hangers tend to be a little too short for my taste, so I use wire to hang the wreath a bit lower. You can't really see the wire, and my wreath ends up where I want it.
Mums flank the front door along with with some pumpkins and gourds. I'll be excited to add some real pumpkins to the mix in a couple of weeks. By then the mums should be in full bloom, and then it WILL be Autumn!
The tabletop holds a very simple vignette--a couple of pumpkins along with a plant and a "Welcome" sign. Simple but good.
Officially or unofficially, it's Fall at my house. How about yours?
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