If you like to decorate your front door for the fall season, this is just the project for you! This goes way beyond just putting a beautiful wreath on your front door! I decided to use traditional fall colors for this fall front porch display. Come along and see what I did for my beautiful fall front door!
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October is here and it is time for me to get my fall decorating done! It is now or never! I really love this time of year and I like to add a personal touch to my front porch decor. I wanted something full and lush to welcome guests to my home this fall. I figured out this unique way to decorate my outdoor entryway.
Make the base:
I started with 3 pieces of styrofoam that are about 2 inches deep by about 2 inches wide and almost thirty six inches long. After cutting my 3 strips of styrofoam, I needed to attach a hook to the top of 2 of the pieces and one to the middle of one of the strips.
I need to make sure my hooks are secure, so I took half of a pipe cleaner and coiled it as shown below.
I bent a wire in half and pushed both ends through my coil (this will keep the wire from cutting through the foam).
On the back side of my foam I used a button method to keep the wire from cutting through the foam. After pulling the wire through the button I twisted the two ends into a circle to use to hang my foam from a Command hook
Here is how my two pieces of styrofoam look hanging on each side of my front door. I used Command brand outdoor hooks to suspend my styrofoam strips.
Now it is time for the fun! I began by adding fall flowers to the styrofoam. Most of these went right into the foam and held securely. If there were anything that did not feel like it was secure, I used my glue gun on low temperature to secure those items.
I kept the flowers and the fall leaves toward the front of the styrofoam for the most show. After adding the fall foliage and fall blooms, I began adding an assortment of pumpkins and a variety of gourds.
To keep my decorations narrow alongside my front door, I simply used low temperature hot glue and a package of Dollar Tree fall leaves to hide the edges of the styrofoam.
I repeated this process for each side of the front door and then for the third piece of foam for over the top of my front door. I will finish off my front porch with corn stalks on my railings, a fall welcome mat and a plaid throw on one of my chairs. I could have added a front door wreath, but styled a swag full of fall blooms and faux pumpkins to coordinate with my decoration around the door frame.
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This is so full, much more so than the usual garland! I am ready to greet guests from now until Thanksgiving! This isn’t just for fall, use this same technique for any season or holiday! There is plenty of inspiration still to be discovered for easy fall decor, just check out more projects here!
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