Wreaths are sometimes believed to be a Christmas-only decoration. This simply isn’t the case, as a stunning wreath can be used to decorate a home for any season. Front Door Wreaths made to celebrate the autumn season can be very beautiful home decorations.
Here are some of my favorite fall decorating ideas for Autumn and Halloween Wreaths that I’ve found on Pinterest.
You can also make your own DIY Fall Wreaths and DIY Christmas Wreaths and Fabric Wreaths – check out my craft pattern section in my Moomettes Magnificents Shop.
Autumn Decor, Front Door Wreaths
Autumn wreaths often try to take the most beautiful elements of the fall season and to mix them in one tasteful statement. They will often feature the dramatic colors of fall foliage and frequently reflect the country or an “outdoors” look.
During a Fall Harvest Door Decorating Contest, there were so many DIY beautiful creations on many of the Yankee Colonial Doors here in New England!
Autumn wreaths can be based on any number of foundations. Some have found the rustic and neutral look of a grapevine wreath makes a perfect foundation for an autumn wreath. Others may prefer to work from a woodier twig base. You can even start with a basic wreath form (often made of foam and available at craft and hobby stores). If you’re a do-it-yourself, crafty type of gal, whatever option’s used can work wonderfully as a springboard for beautiful fall decorating.
Don’t forget that you can still buy handmade fall wreaths and decorations at many home decor stores and local farmstands throughout New England!
Autumn wreaths and Halloween wreaths can be made from the season’s fallen leaves. Such projects, although beautiful, are short-lived as the leaves dry and crack. As such, many wreath makers rely upon silk and other artificial leaves to decorate their wreaths. Accents are often provided by simple homemade bows. When my daughter got married over Columbus Day weekend in Stowe, Vermont both my sister-in-law and I made the wedding table centerpieces and we took a bow-making class at a craft and fabric store.
Small seasonal decorations (for instance a miniature scarecrow or hay bale) are sometimes attached to the finished product with a glue gun as a way of commemorating the autumn months.
There are no rules or limits one must follow when creating a DIY autumn wreath. The idea is to capture the essence of autumn in the wreath, and that can be accomplished in any number of ways. There are even classes you can take to learn how to make fall wreaths and autumn decorations for your doorstep.
Wreaths are not exclusively for the Christmas holidays. A decorative wreath can brighten any home, and wreaths celebrating autumn provide a unique opportunity to bring the essence of the outdoors into one’s home.
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