Posted on October 18, 2013 by Miller and Smith Blog Team
Autumn is harvest season, so celebrate its abundance with these festive door decorations. With a bounty of natural materials right out your front door, these adornments can easily be crafted by you on a budget. If you don’t have the time or you’re admittedly not the crafting queen like Martha Stewart, there’s always Etsy.
This cornhusk wreath is created with overlapping rows of husk loops secured with u-pins. For a brighter more contemporary look, simply use Rit dye to achieve the color that fits your room’s décor.
Do like the squirrels do and start gathering acorns. And lots of them. Remove their hats, give them a good rinsing and pat dry. Place them on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Using hot glue, attach the acorns in diagonal lines to a straw wreath. You can leave the finished product natural or spray paint this acorn wreath for a funky finished product. Finally, attach a contrasting satin ribbon for the finishing touch.
For those with a more shabby chic home style, try making a yarn wrapped wreath in fall colors. Simply spray a foam wreath with spray adhesive while wrapping it with yarn. You will need to complete three full layers of wrapped yarn to achieve an appealing look. A simple knot at the back of the wrapped wreath will hold the yarn in place. You can embellish your wreath with twigs, felt flowers, burlap, buttons, pinecones and more. This is where you can get creative and have fun creating your own personalized look.
For a great adaptive reuse project, simply tear the pages out of an old book and cut down to uniform squares (you also can use colored stock, old wrapping paper scraps or magazines) to create this rolled paper wreath. Roll the squares into cones and secure with an adhesive, like a glue stick. Attach the cones to a circular cardboard backing with hot glue.
A pinecone wreath can easily be seasonally transitioned from fall to winter with just a light frosting of white paint. Collect a selection of pinecones. Different shapes and sizes will give visual interest to this wreath. Using hot glue, attach the pinecones in a circular pattern around the perimeter of a dark grapevine wreath interspersed with bunches of dried winter berries for a pop of color.