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Social gatherings move indoors when the air chills and the leaves fall, which means that your entryway is suddenly a spotlight for seasonal decor. And if you're hosting a dinner party or throwing a holiday affair before the year's end, then now is the time to create a festive, homespun scene. Put a wreath on your front door to set the tone for the kind of vibe your guests can expect once they gather inside. Go with a cozy wreath to make them warmly anticipate a comforting meal, or opt for a colorful number to let everyone know that the good times are inside. From traditional looks to modern takes, these wreaths will give out a stylish first impression.
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Dress Up Your Door With Fresh Flowers
The next time you're expecting company, dress up your front door with this fresh flower wreath and your guests will instantly feel at home. Arrange your flowers around a wreath form and keep those beauties in place with bendable floral wire. Start with the larger flowers before filling in any bare spots with the smaller buds. Be sure to use shades of the season — like reds, oranges and yellows — to create an autumn feel.
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Get Glam Results With Ordinary Supplies
Your friends will be shocked when they find out your glam new embossed wreath is made from tin foil and gold spay paint. Use a wooden embroidery hoop as your base and hot glue the leaves in place. As you layer, slightly overlap your pieces to give your wreath some bulk and dimension. Bonus? This piece is so pretty, you can leave it up until long after New Year's Day.
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Coordinate Pops of Color
Choose a wreath (real or fake) in a bright vibrant color and grab a new doormat to match at the same time. The vibrant pops of color will make your front porch feel welcoming, and you may even want to add a chair or two for a cozy reading session outside.
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Bundle Up From the Outside In
Baby, it's cold outside, so warm up your entryway with a cozy scarf wreath. Use different colors of flannel to cover your wreath form, or repurpose a few old shirts for the sake of the project. Weave in a scarf just like you would a ribbon, and then mimic a bow with a pair of gloves for an adorable finishing touch. Brr!
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Take a Note From Nature
Make all of the engaging textures of fall work in your favor with a wreath that's covered in them. Using things like dried flowers, pinecones and plastic gourds — plus a burlap ribbon for a finishing touch — you can fashion a wreath that's of-the-moment and totally original. Don't forget to position all of your elements in the same direction to get a clean, cohesive look.
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