The Shady Porch: Fall Floral Cone Door Decoration

9.13.2011

Fall Floral Cone Door Decoration

Although I am a spring and summer lover, I have to confess to an attraction to the autumn colors and decorations. I love the pumpkins, mums, apple cider, and football games. It is a refreshing time, as summer fades and the transition to fall begins. This transition has inspired me to make some changes around the house, starting with my first decoration using the colors of fall. Surprise! It's a new door decoration! For new readers, I have been on a door decorating kick lately, I know (at least it's not a wreath this time).

My ode to 2nd spring!
I give Martha Stewart inspiration kudos for this one. I was surfing her Fall Decor Crafts and ran across a woven door arrangement that was lovely.
© 2011 Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. All rights reserved.


Being the thrifty decorator that I am, I knew I was not going to spend $8-12 on basket cane webbing, however.

Then one day while shopping, I ran across that plastic pre-cut needlepoint canvas for 59¢ and knew I had my replacement. I bought a brown canvas thinking I could spray paint it a creamy beige to mimic the cane look, but, for now, I've decided to keep it brown.

I picked up 3 bundles of fall flowers from the Dollar Tree and used jute to tie around the cone. I did stitch the plastic canvas into the cone shape to make sure it would not fall apart.

That was all I had to do to get this beautiful fall door decoration for less than $5.

     "Autumn is a second spring
      when every flower is a leaf."
~unknown~

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D SteppAbout D Stepp
D is a lifestyle blogger who shares recipes, craft ideas, gardening information, and DIY projects from her home in Kentucky. D is the author of two blogs : The Shady Porch, which features easy-to-make recipes along with tips and tales from a home gardener, and Craft-D-ness, which displays a wide range of arts and craft ideas and DIY projects. She is the co-author of Bosco's Sammiches. Click here if you would like to follow D via, Twitter and Facebook.