October 29, 2011

Fall Door Pocket: Rhoda's unFootball Sunday

I’m posting the (un)Football party a day early today because Saturdays are not immune to football and today is college football game day for many of you. To take a break from all of the macho madness, I’m very excited to have Rhoda from Southern Hospitality guest posting today! 

Rhoda’s blog is one of the first home decorating blogs I started reading when I stumbled onto her laundry room makeover while doing a Google search years ago.  I didn’t even know that laundry rooms could be so pretty and fancy until I saw hers!  Boy am I glad I found her blog because she is a decorating pro and her blog is full of good ideas and inspiration!  I am so thrilled to have Rhoda here today and I’ll turn it over to her now:


Today, I’m sharing how I made a Fall door pocket for my sister’s front door. It’s really just a matter of collecting a few Fall items from the craft store and putting them all together. I’m definitely not a floral expert, but I think anyone can put together a pleasing door arrangement with a few faux floral picks from the local store. We got all of ours at Hobby Lobby (on sale, of course!). I prefer florals that at least have a somewhat real look to them, so we opted for golden fronds and some natural elements to round out our arrangement.

Biltmore Inspirations door pocket

I started with the Biltmore Inspirations metal vintage grape bucket and it is a wonderful way to change out your front door look. Change it up with the seasons!

Fall florals

Here are the golden fronds which have a nice Fall color. Fake of course.

Fall berries feathers

We picked up some Fallish feathers and some fuzzy fillers too.

From the naturals area, seed pods, grass and mushrooms. I love all of these!

More grass and naturals for height.

One of these picks is enough for the front of the basket, with a cute little pumpkin and berries already attached.

Start with the yellow fronds.

Add some seed pods and the feathers.

Plop in the large pumpkin pick and start filling in the back with the taller things.

And it all starts looking pretty.

Take a look at both sides and while they don’t have to look exactly the same, it’s nice to have them balanced.

Fall Floral Wall Pocket

Play around with it until it looks good to your eye and there you have it! You can move things around if it’s not looking good. All it takes is a few tweaks. A Fall door pocket. It’s nothing too fancy, but a nice way to greet guests. She can keep this up all the way til December and then she may opt for a Christmas look. Do you make door arrangements each season?

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