You’ve cleaned the house, pies are in the oven, turkey is defrosting in the fridge and your linens are pressed and ready to go for the big show. You forgot nothing…or did you? The first thing that’ll greet our guests is our front door, so if you’ve overlooked its decoration, fret not.
After working with my neighbor’s colorful leaves to make my turkey wine cork napkin holders, I knew there was more potential in these autumn free-fallers. I also challenged myself to only grab whatever I had in the house to fashion my door decor and, sure enough, I did it…all in about 10 minutes, yeah! Now, go find some fabulous leaves and gather the supplies below. Soon your door will stand proud and thankful.
• fall leaves
• a plastic plate, card board, or a Styrofoam wreath
• Scotch, painters and duct tape
• a belt, ribbon, or yarn
Step #1: Snip off the stems of each leaf. If you’d like, you can even snip a little off the bottom of the leaf for easy taping.
Step #2: Layer your leaves and tape them down as you go. Continue layering all the way around your plate. You can make them as wide or narrow as you wish.
Step #3: Fold your belt in half and tape it together. Then tape it to the back of your plate. Note: if using a plastic plate, be sure to use duct tape and make use enough so your wreath will hold.
Now, you’re ready to hang and impress!!!
What’s your favorite thing about this wreath?
All photography by Skaie Knox, HomeJelly