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Fall Door Decoration Ideas

Please welcome my friend Amy! I think you’ll love her Fall Door Decoration Ideas and how she made it work! I’ll be getting my Fall Porch in order soon!

Fall Door Decoration Ideas

Happy Weekend, friends!  I’m Amy, the crafty girly behind My 3 Monsters.   I am super excited to be sharing a little project here today.  {Thanks Kim!}

I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for it to finally be fall.  The long, hot Arizona summer has felt extra-brutal this year and I am dying to pack up my flip flops and pull out my sweaters. It will be a little while yet before I can dress for fall, but I can start sneaking some fall touches into my home decor and that’s exactly what I plan to do, starting with this Gilded Pine Cone Wreath.

Fall Door Decoration Ideas

I found this great square pine cone wreath at Target several years ago.  It seems like every year when I pull it out of storage it has lost a few more pine cones and it was looking like its best days were behind it.  I’ve seen very similar sad-looking wreaths at the thrift store, too.  I love to reinvent things and save them from the trash heap so I knew I had to give it a shot. 

To begin, I filled in all the holes from pine cones missing around the wreath by pulling off all the pine cones in one corner and hot gluing them into the the gaps.  If you don’t already have a pine cone wreath to work on, you could begin by hot gluing pine cones onto a wreath form, leaving a small section uncovered to add rosettes.  Once I had all the pine cones where I wanted them I gave it a light coat of gold spray paint.

I absolutely love the gold trend in home decor lately!  You can go as light or as heavy as you want with the gold spray paint.  I wanted to just hit the tops of the pine cones to give it some shimmer while retaining a more rustic look, so I didn’t worry about getting paint in all the nooks and crannies.  While my paint was drying, I whipped up several little rosettes out of scrap fabric.

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For the scrappy rosettes you will need:

a strip of fabric 1-2 inches wide by about 18 inches long
a small square of felt
a button for the center {I used fabric covered buttons here}
and a hot glue gun.

Keep in mind that your finished rosette will be roughly twice as wide as you fabric strip is so the wider your fabric is, the larger your rosette will be.  I made several of varying sizes.  Form the rosette by attaching the end of the fabric strip to the felt square with a dab of hot glue, then continuing to dab glue and pleat the fabric all the way around until you get back around to where you started.  Follow the instructions on the package to cover your button in fabric and then hot glue it in the center of the rosette.

Arrange the rosettes to fill the empty space on your wreath and attach them with more hot glue.

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Tie a coordinating ribbon on the opposite side of the wreath and weave the long ends through the pine cones.

Fall Door Decoration Ideas

 I love the look of the gilded pinecones and the non-traditional colors for fall.  It makes it a perfect transition from end-of-summer into real autumn decor.

If you enjoyed this project, I hope you’ll stop by My 3 Monsters for lots more easy and affordable crafts, DIY projects, home decor and recipes!

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Owner/Editor at Today's Creative Blog
Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/editor of Today's Creative Blog and where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!