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.
Bring on the pumpkins and the acorns and the autumnal hues…
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.
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.
I started out by wiring the vintage-style mailbox open with floral wire. I also used the wire to create a loop for hanging.
Next, I added some landscape burlap to add texture and to hold the floral stems in place.
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.
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.)
Repurposing is one way I can justify decorating for the various seasons.
After I had all the florals in place, I thought my fall door decor needed a whimsical touch.
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.)
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.
Be sure to visit these blogs for more gorgeous fall wreath inspiration.
Or you can just click on one of the wreaths below to be taken to the tutorial for how to make it.