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Door Decor for Fall

POSTED September 12, 2017

Your door can telegraph the change of seasons! Crystal Valley residents and their Castle Rock neighbors often mark the advent of fall by decorating their porches and front doors. We found a few clever DIY and easy-to-buy decorations to add a bit of welcoming autumn ambience to your door.

DIY Door and Porch Décor

doorThe New Wittys came up with a nifty idea for half-dozen super-sized pine cones (you can scrounge some bristlecone pinecones yourself or order online from a variety of sources, including eBay and Amazon). Lynet painted all six cones a different “fall” color and created a swag for the front door with wire rings and grosgrain ribbon. Quick and easy.

If you have an old rake laying around (or even a new one), a few fall leaves and some burlap are magically transformed into a Rake Head Wreath, like this one from Hillhouse Homestead.

doorThat’s My Letter designed two wooden tags to hang on the front door, painted with the words “give thanks”, although you could stencil/freehand anything on yours. The tags are threaded with rustic rope and hung at different lengths. Different takes on the wooden placards are The Happy Scraps Welcome Fall sign and from Love Grows Wild, a freestanding, giant distressed sign that simply says Fall.

Round-Up of Wreaths

With 14 total wreaths, Martha Stewart has created different looks and difficulty levels for every do-it-yourselfer — from a corn husk wreath and cone wreath (which might be fun for kid participation), to a nut wreath of almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts and pecans (sure to frustrate squirrels!) and a candy wreath made with two pounds of hard candy!

doorA crafty standout is Martha’s tapioca wood flowers wreath which works throughout the holiday season and should last for years. All you need — besides the wood flowers — are a wreath form, thumbtacks, a hot-glue gun and some ribbon.

Shauna who blogs for House of Silver Lining created one wreath from two. The first was a purchased wreath of corn and feathered leaves from Marshalls layered over her own wreath of black tulle. The combination is fall-o-ween fabulous!

Better Homes and Gardens offers pretty fall decorating ideas to add pizazz to your porch, including pumpkin “lanterns” and house numbers and ornamental and fountain grass bundles.

Online Door Décor Buys

doorPottery Barn has an array of fall and winter wreaths for your front door (some of which would look at home over a hearth, too!). From faux pomegranates and pinecones, to pumpkin wreaths and a dozen more (you name it: lavender, hydrangea, rose hips, succulents, etc.), it’s all about color and texture at Pottery Barn.

Pier 1 has a variety of wreaths made of faux berries – red, purple, orange and assorted colors (with greenery and leaves), plus an assortment of wreaths crafted from faux gourds, pumpkins, and fall leaves with ribbons and other embellishments.

And JoAnn Fabrics has aisles and aisles of fall décor for your porch –signs and pumpkins and even Halloween trimmings.

At Crystal Valley, Our Door Is Always Open!

The new homes in the master-planned community of Crystal Valley are starting to take on autumn personalities – fall is in the air! Just minutes from downtown Castle Rock, the beautiful new home designs of Crystal Valley by Richmond American Homes and D.R. Horton available in ranch or two-story models and priced from the high $300s. And – coming soon – new homes by Kauffman Homes!


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