Thursday, September 23, 2010

something other than a wreath

Whenever the season changes I usually run out and buy a wreath. Wreaths, I feel, make your front door look warm and welcoming. It says, "Hello friend, come on in!" Or it would if it could talk.

Lately, since becoming a surfer of the blogosphere, I've been seeing other ways to make your front door exude warmth, especially in the cozy autumn season.

So I abandoned my typical fall wreath for this $3 metal hanging basket I found at the local St. Vincent DePaul store {fantastic, by the way -- check yours out! Ignore the smell and delight in the deals.}

(FYI: You can also find similar metal hanging vessels at your craft store.)

I liked this one because of the super cute sunflower affixed to the front!

The red color didn't work for me, though. So what did I do? You know it! I spray-painted it, using the same dark bronze color I used for my porch lights.

Then I added three sprigs of silk foliage I got for .99 each at Michael's.

Arranged my foliage...and I was finito! How is that for easy?

All for $6 and about ten minutes.
That includes the paint drying.
Which you know I waited impatiently for. Toe tapping.

What fall decorating project will you do this weekend?


  1. This is a lovely alternative to a wreath! I love it! the sunflower is especially cheery! I'd love for you to link up to my weekend link party, going on now!

  2. I know my spirits are pleasantly lifted each time I come home to you and find some new touch that makes me smile.

  3. Very cute - great alternative to the wreath.

  4. This is really pretty and a great idea!!!

  5. It may not be a wreath...but it says welcome just like one. :)


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