Think beyond the traditional wreath as you’re planning your fall door decor. See how I transformed a farmhouse style vintage mailbox into a seasonal floral arrangement.

We’re still sweating here in shorts and T-shirts, but the calendar has flipped to September, so it’s time to go fall out with the decorating.

Think beyond the traditional wreath as you're planning your fall door decor. Here, a farmhouse style vintage mailbox holds an arrangement of seasonal florals.

Bring on the pumpkins and the acorns and the autumnal hues…

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To kick off the new decorating season, I’m joining 16 other bloggers in a fall wreath hop and sharing my simple fall door decor in a vintage-style farmhouse mailbox.

Because sometimes a wreath doesn’t have to be a wreath. Or round. Or even hung on a door, as you’ll see when you check at all the creative wreaths and fall door decor from my fellow bloggers.

Check out all this lovely fall door decor. There are so many great ideas, from traditional wreaths to seasonal alternatives.

You’ll find links to their creations at the end of this post.

After decorating the front porch with metallic pumpkins and nontraditional colors last fall, I decided to go with a more natural feel this year, using fall leaves and foliage in yellow and orange and red hues.

Think beyond the traditional wreath as you're planning your fall door decor. Here, a farmhouse style vintage mailbox holds an arrangement of seasonal florals.

I started out by wiring the vintage-style mailbox open with floral wire. I also used the wire to create a loop for hanging.

Think beyond the traditional wreath as you're planning your fall door decor. Here, a farmhouse style vintage mailbox holds an arrangement of seasonal florals.

Next, I added some landscape burlap to add texture and to hold the floral stems in place.

Think beyond the traditional wreath as you're planning your fall door decor. Here, a farmhouse style vintage mailbox holds an arrangement of seasonal florals.

Landscape burlap, which comes in a roll at the home improvement store is really cheap. Thee loose weave makes it a great substitute for floral foam for this project.

Think beyond the traditional wreath as you're planning your fall door decor. Here, a farmhouse style vintage mailbox holds an arrangement of seasonal florals.

With my seasonal decorating, I always try to reuse elements from past years to save money. And that’s just what I did for this arrangement, using maple leaves and a garland I used in last year’s fall mantel. (Both were from Michael’s.)

How to decorate a mantel using traditional fall colors and natural elements.

I also added in a leftover seed pod from last year’s wreath and some feathers I had used previously in a Thanksgiving table setting.

These simple Thanksgiving table decorations were inspired by fashion runways. And would you believe everything comes from a box? Click for your chance to win a 4-piece feather frenzy table styling kit from Sparkle & Dine.

Repurposing is one way I can justify decorating for the various seasons.

Think beyond the traditional wreath as you're planning your fall door decor. Here, a farmhouse style vintage mailbox holds an arrangement of seasonal florals.

After I had all the florals in place, I thought my fall door decor needed a whimsical touch.

Think beyond the traditional wreath as you're planning your fall door decor. Here, a farmhouse style vintage mailbox holds an arrangement of seasonal florals.

So I added a “letter” to my mailbox. I used a metallic Sharpie marker to write the words “Fall is Well” on an envelope I aged with tea stain.  (You can find out my technique for tea staining in this post.)

Think beyond the traditional wreath as you're planning your fall door decor. Here, a farmhouse style vintage mailbox holds an arrangement of seasonal florals.

I love how my fall (not a) wreath looks on the front door.

More Fall Door Decor

You might also like these fall wreaths I’ve made in years past.

A lovely fall wreath featuring painted, gilded pumpkins on a grapevine form. I love the nontraditional colors of aqua and lavender.

Grapevine & Pumpkins Wreath

How to Make an Inexpensive Fall Ribbon Wreath with Mums

Inexpensive Fall Wreath

Fall Wreath: Hydrangeas and Brown Satin Ribbon

Fall Hydrangea Wreath

Be sure to visit these blogs for more gorgeous fall wreath inspiration.

The DIY Mommy // A Home To Grow Old In // Jennifer Priest

Up to Date Interiors // Hey Fitzy // Monica Wants It

Lura Lumsden // PMQ for two // Cottage in the Oaks

Our Crafty Mom // Nourish and Nestle // Twelve on Main

Architecture Of A Mom // Three Mint Balloons // AttaGirlSays

KS Craft Shack // Paint Yourself A Smile

Or you can just click on one of the wreaths below to be taken to the tutorial for how to make it.

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Comments

  1. the old “wreath in a mailbox” design trick 😉 Love it! Screams fall! Love the hydrangea wreathes too!

  2. This is perfection! My favorite part (besides the whole thing) is the adorable little “fall is well” letter! Love love love it!

  3. The mail box is fabulous. I want it!
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  4. Given that I have a bit of a ‘thing’ for snail mail and the lost art of letter writing, I absolutely adore you idea of using an old mailbox in this way (the letter is real cute too). I would never have thought of it. Just lovely! Happy Fall to you (visiting via SITS).

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