An Unexpected Way to Decorate Your Front Door for Fall

30 Minutes
Take a cue from your closet and discover an easy and creative way to decorate your door for fall!

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What is it about a front door that is so appealing?

Truth be told, I have a small obsession with front doors.

I love to check them out from afar when I walk the neighborhood.

The front door design board pages in my HGTV magazines are my first viewing go-to when each issue arrives.

The “Exterior” board on my Pinterest is full of gorgeous doors and beautiful decorating ideas that I aspire to.

And, let’s admit it…the best door decor opportunities are in the fall and during the holidays.

With school starting and the first cooler evenings, I am ready to open the door…to Fall Door Decorating!

It’s in the Bag!

Let’s go for something beyond the usual wreath.

Don’t get me wrong…I love a stunning wreath!

But I’m thinking something more utilitarian, but still stylish.

How about…my handbag!

This will be the perfect “base” for a door decoration! The woven material and pops of color already make me think of autumn!

Woven bags are all the rage right now and I see such beautiful ones every time I am shopping online or in person.

Building the Bag

This particular bag hangs beautifully from an adhesive hook on the door glass. However, a wreath hanger will work just as well.

Doesn’t it already have a pumpkin shape? Whee!

With this arrangement, LAYERING is the word of the day. I am using faux stems but you can go full fresh or even half fresh/half faux.

First, an all-around eucalyptus backdrop.

The second layer consists of a couple of magnolia leaf stems tucked in asymmetrically. I love that you can see some of the brown under the leaf. It looks so real!

Nature is not always symmetrical and neither is the door arrangement. So, a differently shaded eucalyptus stem gets tucked into one side and popping up higher than the rest.

Now the fun part…COLOR! I do not know what this faux flower is, but I know that I love it. I will call it my “orangey spiky zinger!” (If someone knows the name of this flower, please let me know in the comments!)

I could add a ribbon bow? Hmm…what ribbon? I went through all my ribbon and nothing was grabbing me.

Then, lightbulb! My favorite tassel charm instead of a bow!

Oh, the colors!

In addition to accessorizing my purses, I have used this tassel as… A Wicker Trunk Tassel Handle What a fun project that was!

You can see the tassel charm here.

The Final Result

Voila! One stunning door!

The best thing about this is that the bag works equally well year round. I can just change out what I put in it each season!

Happy Door Decorating!


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  • Em Em on Oct 07, 2021

    Lovely idea. Pretty choice in arrangement. Why 7 pictures to do so? Why two of you to show a purse?


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  • Sonata Home Design Sonata Home Design on Oct 11, 2021

    Hi Chris, Thank you so much for finding the name of the flower! I had found this faux floral in a shop this summer but no one knew what type of flower is was. Now I know! Thanks! ~Missy

    • Lou Lou on Oct 20, 2021

      Now I know too! Thankyou!! I have plenty and didn’t know what they were!

  • Sheryll S Sheryll S on Oct 25, 2021