How to Easily Decorate Your Front Door For Fall

Changing the wreath on my front door from Summer to Autumn is one of my favorite decorating rituals.  It is one of the first signals to me that my favorite time of year is here. I always feel like celebrating after I hang it.

Recently when I was getting some fabric at JoAnn’s Fabrics I found a long and narrow profile – hanging basket. I LOVED it and knew it would be perfect for my front door.


They had two sizes – I bought the larger one.  Luckily I had a 50% off coupon as it had a $29.99 price tag.   $15.00 was a much better price.  I wanted to keep the cost to fill it down so I went to the good ole Dollar Tree and bought a few Autumn leaf bouquets.  Some have leaves of different colors and some have  purple mums.    The Dollar Tree has a entire wall filled with all sorts of fall foliage.  I got a few of each to add lots of color to my basket.

TADA!!!  Super Simple. Done in under 5 minutes!!!

Easiest front door décor I ever made – assembled!  Adds Autumn splendor plus lots of impact to my front door at the same time.  I am looking forward to seeing how it looks when the sun finally comes out. It has been pouring rain here all week.  I finally got a small window of opportunity this morning when the skies dried up a bit  and I could go outside without getting drenched to snap these photos.

Fall-Basket-filled-with-leaves from the dollar store

Easy DIY – Door Basket filled with Dollar Store Leaves


Pink-CircleIf you have or can find a long basket that has a narrow profile at your local thrift store, you can simply tie rope on the back of it to create one just like this to hang on your door.


These colors are so YUMMY!!! I love The Dollar Tree  xo


 One of my friends actually thought I did  the crackle finish on the door on purpose!!! Oh yeah – that is what I did  :-)   :-)  looks perfect for fall doesn’t it?   Not really – my front door is exposed to the elements and takes a beating –plus it is metal and acts like an oven in the hot sun which bakes the painted finish and cracks the surface. We have used the very best metal primer every time we strip it down to repaint.  It just conducts the heat and cold too much and always ends up like this after a few years.  Will have to add repainting it to my to-do list.

Autumn-Front-Door-Decorating Ideas

Front Door Decor


To hang the basket and wreaths that I use on the door for the other seasons I painted a brass wreath hanger to match my door.  This way the hanger blends in with the door and doesn’t show.

Decorating Ideas for Fall - Front Door Basket filled with Dollar Store Leaves

My Front Door

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  1. says

    If you hadn’t mentioned the painted hanger I never would have seen it. Very clever idea! I guess you have learned a lot of secrets on doing displays doing your job. Happy Fall!!! It is just starting to cool down at night here which is great cause we had a heatwave for a few weeks.

    • says

      Thanks Bettsi-

      That would be a nice added touch. No one ever comes to my front door. I add a wreath or in this case the basket so it looks nice from the street view. The Fed Ex and UPS guys don’t even come to the front. My side door is where people come and go – maybe I will add a monogram to the wreath that I have hanging there. I like the single letter ones. I have never made one, but have been tempted many times.

  2. says

    hooray for dollar store decorating!! I never see such good looking florals at my dollar stores…just really cheesy and icky 80’s looking ones! I think it’s be super cute to add a monogram to the front of the basket too!

  3. says

    Hi Diann, I have your wreath featured on my blog post today!! I thought the leaves were real and Kim told me they were faux and from the dollar store!!! Great job and I love the way it turned out!!! Kathysue

  4. JaneEllen says

    I am envious of your basket with all those gorgeous leaves. You must have hit $tree when they first put out the good stuff. Your basket is so awesome. Love your blog Diane and enjoy every project you do.
    By the time I get to go to $tree all the goodies I read about bloggers getting is gone. It’s nice to live out in country but not when you want the bargains or have to wait for SS payday.


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