Fall may be showing up on our calendar, but like good Canadian weather the month of September decided that now was the time for the season of Summer to show up instead. Seeing as summer hadn’t shown up, you know during the months it was supposed to.
Not that I am not appreciative of warm weather. Our friends in Calgary are already covered in snow so I won’t whine about the weather. But I will say getting into a “Fall” mood, which is by far my favourite season of the year, is proving to a challenge.
This Fall I have decided I am all about keeping it simple. Heck this years upcoming Winter and Christmas crafts, projects and decor, it’s all about the uncomplicated. That’s my new mantra. Keep it simple. Because we’re all busy people and sometimes you wind up stressing yourself unecessarily when it comes to decorating for Holidays when there are plenty of other things you can stress about.
Ok that didn’t come out right but you get the idea.
I was going to call this post “Fall Front Door Decor – Hey It’s Not A Wreath!” but my husband James came home after I made it and the first words he said to me as he walked inside were “What’s that thing on the front door?”
To which I replied “The tree branch? A Fall door decoration as an alternate to a Fall wreath. Why?”
So I had called this post “That thing on the front door” in honour of my husband, but Google’s SEO didn’t like that and I didn’t like because no one could find it. So it’s back to the original title.
I was going to make a wreath. I tried. But there are no Pumpkins out yet and I am saving my wreath making energy for Christmas. Despite my feelings about wreaths this year I may just challenge myself to a wreath off and have a “Wreath Week!” on the blog because this year I actually have a ton of Christmas wreath ideas.
Instead I made a modern Fall branch. In which case I found a branch.
Cut up some felt leaves.
And attached them to the branch with a glue gun.
Voila. That thing on the front door.
We recently repainted our front door with BEHR in Carbon which is a very dark grey almost black paint and it has changed the front porch area from it’s former self in so many positive ways that I am pretty sure I am the only blogger who is excited about how a black door is going to add to this years Halloween and Christmas decorations. And we also changed the window insert to a vented one. We should have done that years ago.
But we are currently doing a lot of work to the front porch. It needs a new railing, a paint job on the concrete and a hell of a lot more pumpkins and apples and lanterns to add to this.
For now “that thing” is working just fine.