I finally found time to decorate my front door for the fall season. Here are some tips for you to consider when decorating your front door area for the holidays.
First, let me tell you I don’t have a romantic story about where I picked up the decor, like going to some great New England farm and shopping while drinking cider. Rather, I found my pumpkins at my local Florida grocery store (Publix) which had some beautiful options with various colors & shapes.
Pumpkin varieties have come a long way since I was a child. The only options I saw then were boring orange pumpkins. Now, thanks to some very creative growers, we have many options to choose from.
In Florida, we have a problem with the pumpkins rotting quickly due to our warm weather. So I learned years ago to cover them in vaseline to help them last longer when the weather is warm. (One year some local kids tried to steal my pumpkins. They didn’t make it very far: I found them next to my mailbox….lol.)
I was able to get the corn husks & Croton you see in the photos at Lowes, and the hay from the local feed store. The pine needles came from Ace Hardware.
When I was purchasing these items I tried to find ones I could use in my yard after the season was over. Pine needles and hay make great mulch, and the Crotons can be planted in the yard.
Here are some hints for decorating your front door area for the fall holidays:
- Using the corn adds height.
- The hay is great for medium and low height.
- The pumpkins can be placed on the hay in layers.
- The Crotons add lots of color. (Mums are an option, but they tend to die off before the holiday is over.
- Add burlap to cover the ugly black pots the Crotons came in, and tie the corn husks for a decorative touch.
- Add some silk flowers for more color.
- The twine decor can be purchased from a thrift store.
I am super happy how it turned out and I hope you like it too.