Swag It Early
Twine a Vine
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.
Vision in Orange
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.
Hot glue should work wonders when attaching this many items to an evergreen wreath. Notice how the spaces between the larger fruits have been filled in with sprays of glass ornaments, nuts, dried fruit slices, or ribbon bows.
Seeded in Style
Bunches of preserved fall leaves can be easily wired onto a wreath form. Decorate with a few artificial sunflowers.
Make a seedy and nutritious gift for the birds. When hung on a fence, wall, or other outdoor structure, the solid-birdseed wreath attracts feathered friends to feast.
Spell It Out
Whether you choose perishable fresh fruit or attractive artificial varieties, adding this much color to an evergreen wreath makes it a marvelous focal point.
Surround your fall wreath with a homemade sign that celebrates the season. The letters on this sign were made from acorns, cinnamon sticks, and twigs. Then each cardboard square was strung onto a length of twine.
Dried for Fall
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.
Square Boxwood Wreath
A plain Styrofoam wreath form gets a makeover from wine corks and dried flowers attached with hot glue. A frothy bow of champagne-colored sheer ribbon gets wired to the top.
Indoors or out, boxwood can be used for most any season. Make these square wreaths to adorn a bedroom, or decorate them with holiday bows or seasonal decorations for the porch or a front door.
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.
Natural Door Decor
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.
The Red Door
Metal sap buckets and tin cones are great for displaying a bunch of dried grasses or wildflowers. Hang yours on a door, in an entry hall, or on the porch.
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.
Dried Flower Vine Wreath
An evergreen wreath lasts many weeks in cooler weather. Wire it with fall decorations for Thanksgiving, then switch colors to swing into December.
Traditional Fruit Swag
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.