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Fall Front Door Decor – Hey It’s Not A Wreath!

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?”

James “Oh.”

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.

Branch

Cut up some felt leaves.

Felt leaves - northstory.ca

And attached them to the branch with a glue gun.

Voila. That thing on the front door.

Fall Front Door Branch Decor - northstory.ca

Alternative to a wreath for Fall front door decor - make a branch with felt leaves - northstory.ca

Fall front door decor - Branch with Felt Leaves in modern colours - northstory.ca

BEHR Carbon Black Paint on front door - northstory.ca

BEHR Carbon Black Paint for our front door - northstory.ca

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.

12 Comments

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    the home tome
    September 15, 2014 at 7:16 am

    Love this “thing”! I am also not a wreathe person, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to be festive…awesome idea!

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      Alex
      September 15, 2014 at 10:22 am

      Thank you! I wanted something a bit non traditional and that is exactly the reason. I just couldn’t get into wreath mode quite yet. Blame my Christmas obsession.

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    Melissa
    September 15, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Ummmm, I love this! Totally stealing this idea even though I live in a condo.

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      Alex
      September 15, 2014 at 10:24 am

      Speaking as a lifelong apartment and condo resident, do it!!! I’d line the damn door with fairy lights too and drive the condo the board mad. I’m kidding. Not really.

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    Jacquie
    September 15, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Just lovely! And husbands, gotta love their comments. That’s almost as good as “what did you do to your hair today?” I’m always looking for an alternative to a wreath on the front door and mostly it stays empty since I never seem to find a good option — I like the thing 😉

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    Kristen S
    September 15, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    LOVE IT! Its so very you.
    Also, cant help but think this song is your wreaths anthem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6QKqFPRZSA

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    Christine
    September 15, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    I love it Alex!!! Very unique!!!

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    204 Park
    September 16, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    What a cute idea – this looks so awesome and is definitely something I’ll be trying! Thanks for the idea XO

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    Dannyelle @ www.lifeisaparty.ca
    September 18, 2014 at 8:19 am

    I love it -simple and such great colours. Happy fall.

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    cheryl
    September 18, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Ha… I gigglesnorted so loudly at this one I frightened my dogs. I personally think it’s lovely and not “thing”-ish in the slightest 😉

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    Midsommarflicka aka. Elena
    September 22, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Hahahaha! I love “that thing” 😉

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    raha
    December 10, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    Hi nice and easy

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