Saturday, October 29, 2011
My Fall Front Door Picture for 2011
I've had my front door decorated now for almost a month, and I'm just getting around to posting the pictures. Better late than never! :) I usually stick with a more fall theme then the Halloween theme. That way I can keep it up until Thanksgiving. Well, up until the weekend before Thanksgiving, which is when I normally decorate the outside for Christmas.
After Halloween, the jack-o-lantern will be replaced with a mum. The small pumpkin on the mini bale of hay is faux. We got it a Michaels a couple of years ago. My daughter painted a ghost on one side, a happy jack-o-lantern face, and a girl jack-o-lantern. She just turns them around when she sees fit. :)
I finished off the look with a spotlight so that the whole display can be seen at night.
My front door needed something, and I didn't have a nice colorful fall wreath. So my thrifty decorating wheels starting turning in my brain.....I had two of those cinnamon brooms, that no longer smelled of cinnamon, some leaf garland, and some purple checked wire ribbon that I got on sale at Dollar General last year for $.25. I just criss crossed the brooms, wired them, wrapped the leaf garland around and secured with wire. Then tied a bow with the purple ribbon and well-ahhh! A nice colorful fall door arrangement! I was quite pleased.
The bale of hay was lacking something, so I put a cornucopia at the scarecrow's feet. I stuffed a small yellow towel in the bottom and filled the top with leaves that fell from the garland, and some faux fruit. I think it filled in that space nicely. If you look at the bottom of this picture, you can see the girl jack-o-lantern my daughter painted.....green eye shadow and all. :)
I hope you all have been enjoying your fall so far!