My husband and I have recently discovered the miracle that is Netflix. Yes, we are slow to integrate new things into our home. Don’t judge. So far we have finished the first season of Blacklist (the 2nd season just premiered!!!) and last week we finished watching the first season of 24.
I’m not exaggerating when I say that I really wanted to throw a pillow across the room when we finally made it to the last episode of 24. If you haven’t watched it just know that if you feel like throwing a pillow across the room you wouldn’t be the only one. 😉
It was during one of these nights of binge watching that my phone buzzed with a new text. My friend Jessie had just driven past our house on the way to her parents home up the street from us and she was letting me know how much she loved what was hanging on my front door. She wanted to know where I had purchased it and how she could get her hands on one.
And I had to laugh. I even texted her back that I was laughing and used the ‘laughing so hard you’re crying’ emoticon.
Because my front door fall decor literally took me 5 minutes. And I told her that too. But then she said that I should still show people how to make it themselves.
So, Jessie, this one is for you my friend!
Step 1: Gather up a bunch of faux fall foliage (say that five times fast!). Make sure you get a variety of heights, textures, colors, etc. This will add more interest.
Step 2: I’ve found hanging baskets like these at almost every craft store. If you can’t find one, you could simply use a thin, long basket and tie a ribbon to it for hanging. Tie a knot in the ribbon and hang it on a wreath hook.
Step 3: Add in your base foliage. This is going to mostly serve as filler and an anchor for the other stems.
Step 4: Add in the tallest stems that you have towards the back. It will look weird but just keep going, trust me.
Step 5: Tuck in the next tallest stems that you have making sure to work them in between your filler stems.
Step 7: Add your shortest stems to the front of the basket, again making sure to kind of weave them into the filler stems, pulling other pieces through so that it all blends together.
Step 8: Add in faux branches that are more droopy allowing them to hang down a bit. This adds more visual interest.
Step 9: If you have feathers, put them in too. They just add one more layer of texture.
The last thing to do is just to stand back, take a good look and fluff or adjust as needed.
There you go Jessie! Oh and all of you At the Picket Fence friends too of course! 🙂
Now, are you ready for some more fall goodness? I’m so thrilled to announce an awesome new series with a group of awesome bloggers who will be bringing you awesome ideas each month.
Click the links below for loads of Autumn inspiration and meet me back here next week where I’ll be giving you the full tour of my home decorated for fall!
Thanks so much for joining me at the Fence today,