Make This for Your Fall Front Door!

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October is here and it is time for me to get my fall decorating done! It is now or never! I really wanted to do something a little different around my front door this year. I wanted something full and lush to welcome guests to my home this fall. You can see more of my crafts and creations here.

I started with 3 pieces of styrofoam that are about 2 inches deep by about 2 inches wide and almost thirty six inches long.  

After cutting my 3 strips of styrofoam, I needed to attach a hook to the top of 2 of the pieces and one to the middle of one of the strips. I need to make sure my hooks are secure, so I took half of a pipe cleaner and coiled it as shown above.  

I bent a wire in half and pushed both ends through my coil (this will keep the wire from cutting through the foam).  

On the back side of my foam I used a button method to keep the wire from cutting through the foam. After pulling the wire through the button I twisted the two ends into a circle to use to hang my foam from a Command hook. 

Here is how my two pieces of styrofoam look hanging on each side of my front door.  

Now it is time for the fun! I just started adding my fall leaves and flowers sticking them into my foam. I kept the flowers and leaves coming out of the front of my foam. 

To keep my decorations narrow alongside my front door, I simply used low temperature hot glue and a package of Dollar Tree fall leaves to hide the edges of the styrofoam.  

I repeated this process for each side of the front door and then for the third piece of foam for over the top of my front door. This is so full, much more so than the usual garland! I am ready to greet guests from now until Thanksgiving! I would love to have you stop by my blog,   Celebrate & Decorate for the full tutorial as well as sign up for my latest creations, posts, recipes, exclusives, and more...

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  • Becca Becca on Aug 31, 2020

    How do you keep it secure from blowing away during fall storms? I love this idea but I am trying to figure out a way to secure it better

  • Judith Judith on Aug 18, 2021

    That is JUST. BEAUTIFUL !!!

    For those of us that can only do a little, I especially appreciate the little door hanging in the middle of the door !

  • Em Em on Aug 18, 2021

    How much do you spend on faux flowers every year? You have beautiful pieces but the cost of flowers is pretty steep these days even on sale.


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  • Carolyn Ross Carolyn Ross on Aug 28, 2021

    I wonder if a split a pool noodle (lengthwise down the center) and put each half on either side of the door, so you have a nice rounded surface, would work.

    • Tiffany Tiffany on Oct 10, 2021

      I’ve done the pool noodle and it worked beautifully for my arch ways as well 😉

  • Lynn Rickman Lynn Rickman on Sep 05, 2021

    Wow, what a great idea, thanks for sharing your gorgeous technique!!