10 Fall Door DIYs for the Best House on the Block

In fall we celebrate the beauty and bounty of nature. This is a time of harvesting and hosting, of rejoicing in the changing season. This autumn, before your visitors arrive—whether they be trick-or-treaters or holiday guests—be sure to make a festive first impression, beginning with what greets them first: the front door. Warm up your welcome with a door that reflects the the bright, earthy hues of the season, like maple leaf red, pumpkin orange, and corn yellow. Let these 10 crafty entranceways inspire you to hang a cheerful wreath of your own this weekend.

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  1. Simple Floral Wreath

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    A simple wreath of bittersweet branches makes a graceful addition to your fall decor. Its brilliant red berries complement a range of door colors and herald the start of cooler weather.

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  2. Gourd-and-Walnut Garland

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    A garland of alternating gourds and walnuts will flatter a mantel, railing, or well-worn piece of furniture. Strung on hemp, this all-natural garland is the perfect accent for the fall season.

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  3. Tissue Paper Garland

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    Add instant festivity to any fall event with a tissue paper garland of bright seasonal colors. Twenty hand-cut tassels punctuating 10 feet of natural jute twine can transform any door or room into a party.

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  4. Black Cat Door Hanger

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    Add a little mystery and mischief to your decor with this black cat hanger. Hand-cut from 1/4-inch plywood and painted with black chalkboard paint (in case you'd like to draw in the eyes), the spooky cat pops against the yellow full moon.

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  5. Vinyl Decals

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    Use customizable vinyl letter art to greet your guests with a welcoming message the instant they arrive at your door. This is the perfect way to express—nay, spell out—your personality and style.

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  6. Festive Fall Doormat

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    Spread the joy of autumn in a eminently practical way by swapping in a cheery doormat festooned with cheerful wishes for the season. Your guests will feel welcome, and they'll also have another chance to stomp dirt and leaves off their shoes.

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  7. Dried Herbs

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    A swag of dried herbs instantly signals harvest. All organically grown, these herb bouquets from Save on Crafts are dried and bundled, and then tied to a raffia garland with hemp. This all-natural swag will grace your door with a fragrant, earthy accent all season long.

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  8. Indian Corn Wreath

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    An exuberant display of Indian corn evokes the bounty of autumn. In this all-natural wreath created by tying 10 corncobs to a wire base, brilliant kernels shine stunningly against the dried husks.

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  9. Repurposed Rake

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    An old rake head gets the ultimate makeover with natural elements of autumn. The tines act like a florist’s frog, holding vines and blooms in place. Leave the rake up all year long, adjusting the decorations to reflect the changing seasons.

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  10. Vertical Floral Swag

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    A sensational array of foliage, berries, blooms, and acorns make up a swag that pops with the color and abundance of fall. This substantial arrangement adds elegance and beauty to a home’s entrance.

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