Decorate an Interior Door for Fall

4 Materials
30 Minutes

All of those plain white doors in my home seem to beg for some kind of decorating help. An interior doors near my front entrance seemed like the perfect canvas for a little inspiration. Here's an idea that's easy to copy and can be done with a minimum of time and effort.
Start by taping about four twigs to the top of the door on the left hand side near the corner. You want the twigs to mimic the look of a tree bough. Use two or three pieces of invisible tape to hold each twig in place. Don't worry that the tape will show. You'll be covering it up with leaves.
Use three or four bags of flat fall leaves and small squares of two-sided tape to attach the leaves to the branches.
Fill in your tree bough to the fullness you desire using the faux leaves.
Attach some of the leaves to the middle of the door as though they were falling and finish with a pile of leaves along the bottom edge of the door. I think my fall door makes a nice greeting for visitors who come by during the autumn months and I can leave it up until after Thanksgiving.

We want to help you DIY, so some of the materials in this post are linked to sellers. Just so you know, Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.

Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page. More info

Top Hometalk Projects

15 Perfectly Round Tables
17 DIY Projects You Can Start And Finish Tonight
Fun Father's Day Gift Ideas You Can Make Yourself
Fake It Until You Make It! 27 Creative Hacks for High-End Looks
20 Ways To Make Your Own Personalized Clock
15 Easy & Colorful DIY Projects For Your Home
3 Gorgeous & Easy Projects to Help You Decorate for Fall

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


Have a question about this project?

3 of 5 questions
  • Lori Dumm
    Lori Dumm
    on Oct 15, 2017

    What would happen if all the stain from the door would all come off using tape ?
    • Patti
      on Sep 20, 2019

      I don’t think STAIN (because it’s absorbed) would come off the door with tape. PAINT might ... because it basically sits on top and doesn’t absorb into the wood.

  • Fee Miriam Rosenfeltz
    Fee Miriam Rosenfeltz
    on Oct 16, 2017

    Gorgeous ....looks like a painting from a distance.... Could add outdoor led lights to it for Christmas???
    • Marlene
      on Oct 16, 2017

      Thanks! Adding led lights would be a nice touch!
  • Sandy Rolon
    Sandy Rolon
    on Sep 16, 2019

    I picked some acorns drops during my vacation in VA, need other ideas... want to preserve the whole branch with its leaves, thought about flattening it an pouring resin, is there anything else I can do? Have it in water so the leaves don't fully dry out and become brittle...

Join the conversation

4 of 117 comments
Your comment...