It's starting to look a lot like fall around here. Decorating the house for autumn has been slow going because of everything else on my plate right now. I figured the simple act of hanging a wreath on the front door would inspire me to take the plunge and continue the seasonal decorating throughout the house. Of course, nothing is ever as simple as it seems. My previous house only had one front door, so I only had one fall wreath. This new house has double doors at the front entrance. What to do, what to do... Naturally, I turned to Pinterest, where I saw this gorgeous autumn door arrangement.
Thank you to Melissa at Daisy Mae Belle for sharing the step by step instructions for making the perfect arrangement for my front doors. I followed Melissa's tutorial almost exactly as it was written, so I won't rehash it here. However, I couldn't find the skinny cone shaped hanging containers that she used, so I had to use these instead.
I think they add a perfect seasonal touch to the entrance.
I have to admit, making these two arrangements wasn't cheap. I'd estimate that I spent around $70 for the pair. I was hesitant to spend the money until I started pricing ready made arrangements. For example, this one was $40 at Home Goods.
It's okay, but I think mine are more interesting. Also, by replacing some of the seasonal items, I'll be able to use my arrangements long after fall is gone. For example, I can swap out the sunflowers for poinsettias, and the burlap pumpkins for a big shiny Christmas ornament. I can't wait!
In case you were wondering, the door arrangements did inspire me to decorate other areas of the house. I'm hoping to show them to you later this week. I hope you'll stop back to check it out.