The first impression of your home is just as important as your first interview or when meeting someone new. In an instant, your home's entrance or apartment front door causes one to form an opinion about those who live there. I take pride in the appearance of my home seriously no matter whether I live in a house or a rental. So normally, my front door is always adorned with a wreath of sorts, but surprisingly, it's been a long while since I've had a real autumn wreath that truly exudes the vibrant hues of fall. The last couple of seasons, I had a summer one that served double-duty straight till it was time to switch to my winter one. I've never been able to bring myself to purchase an already made store bought one, especially when most of them are usually very unbecoming (with the exception of this one). I'm pretty sure it's partly because of their exorbitant prices which are not warranted, considering how outdated the majority of them out there look. This year, I wanted to have a wreath that a) makes our front door stand out from the uniformity of everyone else's door on our floor, b) reflects the colorful flair of our home's mood, and c) gives us and our guests an exuberant welcome! So, I decided to embellish one that I happened to find about two weeks ago at one of my local craft stores at a deeply discounted price too good to pass up.
This was by far one of the easiest and quickest DIYs yet! From start to finish, my Autumn wreath took me about 10 minutes. Here's what I used:
I basically just nestled the feathers in between the leaves in the empty areas of the wreath, and twisted their wire stems around the twigs of the wreath. With each addition of filler, I stepped back to make sure that things were evenly distributed and looked good visually. To finish it off, I inserted a few clippings of sage from my herb garden for an earthy touch of life and great aroma. I'm so excited that I now have a proper fall wreath to don my door for years to come.
But just in case you don't have the time or are feeling a little apprehensive of making your own, here are some reasonably priced options:
I like this one here, here and am definitely liking the simplicity of this super inexpensive one here.