Make your house the most festive one on the block with these easy DIY outdoor decorating ideas.
If you want to try something different than the usual autumnal wreath, these giant wood tags are a unique twist. Cut plywood into pieces that look like tags and drill a one-inch hole at the top part of the wood. Trace the words you want on each piece and go over them with black paint. To protect the finished piece, paint a coat of semi-gloss polyurethane. The last step is to create a knot from jute rope, tie the pieces together, and hang from a nail on your door.
Photo and idea from That’s My Letter.
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A fall or Thanksgiving-themed entryway doesn’t need to be a deluge of orange and red hues. Using natural colors and accents is subtle, yet still festive. This wispy wreath made of branches and wood chips has a warm tone, while silver-colored planters add some shine. And no fall porch is complete without pumpkins—these wicker pumpkins do the trick (and can be reused next year).
Photo and idea from Thistlewood Farms.
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“Give Thanks” Wreath
This simple and elegant wreath will dress up your front door—and it’s easy to make, too. Take mini pumpkins, spray paint them white, and write letters on them. When dry, add a stick to the bottom of each one so you can easily attach them to the wreath. To create the mini pennant banner, cut out triangles from burlap and attach with twine. Once you add the pumpkins and banner to the grapevine wreath, glue moss to add a finishing touch.
Photo and idea from Simply Country Life.
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No Sew Banner
Turn your front door into a playful, welcoming spot with this banner and chalkboard sign. For the banner, all you need are different colored pieces of felt and double-fold bias tape. And if you’re not an expert seamstress, you can glue all the pieces instead of sewing them together. Create the sign by getting a strip of chalkboard frame and gluing ribbon to the back to easily hang from the door.
Photo and idea from Craftaholics Anonymous.
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Fall Front Porch
A harvest-themed front porch works from early fall to Thanksgiving. The leaf-covered wreath’s various colors draw the eye towards the front door. If you have an empty corner on your front porch, put that space to good use with a vignette, like this one with a hanging basket, haystacks, lanterns, and pumpkins.
Photo and idea from Clean and Scentsible.
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