When people come to your front door, they can tell little about the inside of your home. Except for maybe a quirky welcome mat — or a door painted hot pink — it's usually hard to infuse your front space with much personality. One way to do that during the fall season is with a welcoming wreath. We found some great DIY ideas — some eclectic, others traditional — that will make your door much more interesting. These examples use a range of materials that result in some lovely, unique styles.
The basic form of all wreaths might be the same, but there are lots of different possibilities for how you arrange this door decoration. Try experimenting with natural elements, different shapes, and fun color combinations. If you don't know quite where to start, here are some imaginative DIY wreath projects to get you planning:
For starters, we like the idea of sticking to the basic shape of the wreath – with a little this. This pretty wreath uses a semi-circular shape but breaks it up with a rectangular chalkboard. Beautiful calligraphy makes this warm message even more welcoming. This wreath uses a serving tray as a chalkboard and with chalkboard paint you can experiment turning all sorts of surfaces into a front door message board.
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Something about the different hues of brown in this wreath make us feel instantly cozy. The wreath's pine cones add a festive feeling to the decoration without the need for super bright colors. Understated but minimal – just like a lot of great decor.
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For a wreath that you can use all year long all you ready need is a pair of scissors and some felt. This DIY project pairs warm colors together for a classic look. Best of all, it's an inexpensive project because of its materials – and because you can use it next year, too.
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If you love flowers, this project is perfect. The wreath uses fake flowers to create a look that could work all year round. These faux hydrangea flowers give the wreath at timeless and graceful look.
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One of the best parts of the season is walking on a chilly day and seeing fall leaves fluttering down onto the ground. Capture that fall feeling with this project that uses leaves as its material. We love the idea of playing with different colors to create a varied look and texture.
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Don't throw out those rags or old shirts — turn them into a wreath instead. If you don't have any objects to sacrifice for wreath-making, simply find some fabric in Fall colors at a craft store. This DIY is very easy and affordable to make. It proves that when it comes to decorating, it pays to get creative!
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