Fall has arrived, except for today because it’s 70 degrees outside and feels pretty warm.
I’ve accepted the fact that summer has officially ended and the long sunny days that I love will continue to get shorter and shorter. But lets look at the bright side… I do enjoy being able to put on a scarf and sip a pumpkin spice latte. Since its been getting dark earlier I’ve made more time for cleaning the house and even did a DIY project this weekend to officially kick off decorating our home for the season!
I stopped at Michaels and picked up a few stems of faux leaves, a grapevine wreath, and a few small decorations to add after the leaves were in place. Overall, I spent around $15.00 for everything. This project was a super easy and cheap way to add bit of fall color to our door.
I cut the leave stems off of the bunch leaving about 3 inches of wire stem to secure into the wreath. I then placed the leaves in the wreath starting at the bottom working my way around, making sure the stems were all inserted in the same direction. There are a few places that need an extra stem of leaves, but overall it came out pretty darn good. The wreath is made of natural grape vine so it did shed a little bit when I was handling it. I kept the mess to a minimum by placing a drop cloth under it while I added all the decor. I secured it to the front door using a 3M hook that can easily be removed when were done with it. I would have really liked to put it on the outside of our door, but i’m not sure if it’s weather proof and we’ve been getting a ton of rain lately.
There you have it, a quick and easy DIY project for Fall that doesn’t even require a hot glue gun. I’m definitely looking forward to doing more simple projects like this and even have a few in mind already.