Finally you have arrived, (it was in the 40’s on the morning that I wrote this) too bad the trees in Dallas don’t register the change of seasons until about late November.
No worries, I have a plan to bring a little Autumn to our front porch.
With a Halloween/Autumn garland.
I start with screws into the molding on all four corners of my door, then I run a cord from screw to screw.
Sure, it’s white….but if you do this right, no one will ever see the white cord.
Green paddle wire from the craft store is all I need to wire branches to the string….
I just cut 4-5 inch pieces…..
…….and wire live oak branches, from the front yard, wherever they need it.
This layer is my base, because these branches were free.
Since the trees in Dallas don’t turn colors….I had to buy colored leaves.
Usually the craft stores carry them, but this year none of the children working at ours had ever heard of preserved natural leaves.
Found them at our grocery store in the floral department.
4 bucks a bag – 3 bucks with my “Reward Card” – I bought 10.
They look much better when they are unbagged and fluffed.
Using even more wire, I added in the colored leaves as a top layer.
I just keep adding leaves ’till I can’t see that white rope anymore.
Not too bad, Right?
Now the fun part.
I picked up some Halloween flicker lights from the Target. 3 boxes……I think that’s 30 lights total.
Can’t repeat that this year, since we no longer have bushes…….just cacti.
I never get rid of anything……so in the garland they will go as well.
I start with the flicker flame lights and pull them through the leaves leaving all my cords behind the garland. (HATE to see the cords)
The b-lights I weave back and forth in a zig-zag motion hiding the cord under leaves as I go.
We headed to the Dallas Farmer’s Market to buy a few pumpkins.
Yeah, they had some beauties…….
And another charming front porch at the Cavender house…….
When the sun goes down it looks even better…….
The Square Leaf Wreath I made a few years ago.
And the Orange Glass Ikea Lantern was a pretty simple project as well.
Check them out…..
Ohhhhh, and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!