If you’re looking for front door decorating ideas to adorn the door of your Boise home, why not try putting together some Thanksgiving door swags or Thanksgiving door wreaths? These beautiful door adornments make use of some of the best that fall has to offer—leaves bursting with autumn hues of red, gold, brown and green, little mini-pumpkins, dried berries and dazzling bows. Here are some ideas for some of the best of them.
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Decorating with pine cones
If you have a large pine tree in your front yard that has dropped a bunch of pine cones of late, use them to make some Thanksgiving door swags. Decorating with pine cones allows you to incorporate more earthy tone into your front door decorating ideas. You can create a decorative swag from simple materials like pine cones, several knotty branches with the bark still on them, a cluster of dried berries and some silk ribbon in brown, orange or red. Bundle the branches together using the ribbon and tuck the twigs and berries into the ribbon. String pine cones onto ribbon and attach to the front of the swag. Add items like mini-pumpkins or gourds for additional color. Check out an example in Country Living.
Decorating with Leaves
Fall leaves in Boise, Idaho are abundant colorful and free for the picking up. You can incorporate your fall leaves into your front door decorating ideas. To make a Thanksgiving door wreath from your leaves, gather leaves of different sorts from the ground or from your trees. Choose leaves from different trees, making sure that the leaves have not only a variety of color, but also possess different shapes as well. Midwest Living has some great ideas for Thanksgiving door wreaths. If you’d like to make a simplified version of this wreath, Buy a Styrofoam wreath ring from a craft store like Michael’s. Attach the leaves, dried slices of apples, oranges and lemons as well as decorative bows or ribbons to the wreath.
Decorating with holiday photo postcards
If you’ve accumulated a ton of holiday photo cards from your years of traveling, incorporate these colorful memory-makers into your holiday wreath. Apartment Therapy features a simple one made from a wooden embroidery hoop, ribbon and the holiday cards. To make this Thanksgiving door wreath, use a hot glue gun to attach some wooden clothes pins to the hoop. Tie a ribbon at the top of the hoop so that you can hang the wreath up. Attach your holiday photo cards to the wreath. The advantage of this wreath is that you can quickly change out the photos to incorporate Christmas cards and other holiday pictures, making this decoration good year round.
**For instructions on how to make a simple door swag, click on the video box to the left.
Hopefully, these have given you a few front door decorating ideas. Use the ideas as is or combine them to make your own Thanksgiving door wreaths or Thanksgiving door swags.