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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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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