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Hang something seasonal on your door, on a gate, or over the mantel.
An evergreen door swag can be dressed up for fall as well as for Christmas. Our bow of red and gold and a seasonal embellishment of a dried artichoke make a look that's perfect for November and Thanksgiving.
Whether you buy a vine wreath or make your own, the addition of decorations can really make it special. A wild array of berry branches bursts forth in autumn splendor, creating a wreath that is both easy to make and memorable.
Bunches of preserved fall leaves can be easily wired onto a wreath form. Decorate with a few artificial sunflowers.
Take an inexpensive evergreen wreath and turn it into a masterpiece with some added embellishments. Bundle up sprigs of leaves, berries, pinecones, and dried flowers, then wire the sprigs onto the wreath, hiding the wires among the greens.
This type of wreath can be constructed on a flat cardboard form using a glue gun. Simply layer on objects from back to front, starting with the artificial (or preserved) fall leaves.
Spice up an ordinary twig wreath form with a spray of wheat or oats and one whimsical gourd.
A vintage garden fork gets a second life as a door decoration when outfitted with sturdy ears of dried corn. The corn can be wired onto each tine for easy removal later.
Wheat bundles are commonly seen in the fall. We gave this one a special look with a crown of sunflowers and a jaunty plaid ribbon bow.
Turn your front door into a welcoming statement by giving it a coat of fresh paint and accenting it with a beautiful wreath, potted plants, and plenty of beautiful pumpkins.
Three groupings of dried hydrangea, grasses, berries, and blossoms are attached with wire or hot glue to this grapevine wreath base.
Create a traditional look for your home with this door swag of greenery and fruit. This style can be fashioned from real or artificial branches and fruits, though the artificial variety will last longer and is easier to make.