Easy Tips on How to Make a Fall Door Hanger

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How to make a Fall door hanger by www.southerncharmwreaths.com

Today I’m not sharing a wreath. What?!  I know but please stay with me. Instead, I’m going to show you how to make a fall door hanger, it’s super cute don’t you think?  I used some of the fabulous finds from my Carolina Pottery shopping trip to put this together and I just L-O-V-E how it turned out. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

How to Make a Fall Door Hanger

In my latest video, I share step by step how to create a beautiful Fall door hanger. From cutting the foam to fit the container (anyone else hate the noise that makes?!) to making sure your arrangement is full and beautiful.

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This is a great alternative to a wreath and a fabulous arrangement to keep up all Fall. Add a little Halloween or Thanksgiving ornament or bow to make it even more special for those holidays. Ok, let’s get to it, here’s the video. (Please try not to pay too much attention to how I “clean up” my mess!)


How to make a Fall Door Hanger Tips:

  • If you recall my post on 7 Great Tips to Save Money on Silk Flowers, I teach you to purchase flowers on bushes to save money.  So the stems in this project are just that, from a large silk flower bush.  I chose a wild and untamed flower bush because I love that look.  Plus when the breeze picks up, the flowers and grasses will move in the breeze, giving your arrangement movement.
  • Use a kitchen steak knife to cut and shape the styrofoam and place it inside of the basket.  You can see my tips in the video.  If you make the foam snug enough, you won’t need hot glue to keep in in place.
  • Cover the top of the foam with sheet moss or Spanish moss.
  • Cut the stems off the bush at the base of the stem.
  • Don’t forget to “fluff” the stems so they aren’t flat; bend them around however you need them.  The purpose of this is to bring them to life.
  • Start with longer stems in the back and work your way forward by size.
  • If stems seem too “loosey goosey” once you stick them in the foam or you have to reposition too many times, you can add a little hot glue to the stem.
  • Add felt dots to the back of the arrangement to keep it from scratching your door.
  • As noted in the video, if you don’t use glue when securing the foam, you can simply pop out the whole arrangement and start fresh with a new arrangement for the next season or holiday. Isn’t this just brilliant? Girl, You know I’m all about saving money!

I hope you liked this tutorial even though it’s not exactly a wreath.  Make sure to comment below and tell me if you like it so that I know to keep making more tutorials like this.  Have you started your Fall decorating?


Also, if you liked this video, you might also like to learn how to make a Teardrop Swag wreath.

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  1. Denise on September 30, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Really appreciated the video. You are very talented

  2. Linda Shew on September 30, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    I saw your teardrop swag video and loved it and I also love your Fall Door Hanger. Can’t wait to try it for myself. Love watching you. Thanks for all your tips

  3. Sondra Moore on September 30, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Thanks so much Julie! Always love your videos!! Just watched the swag video last night and it was great! Can’t wait to make one myself!!

  4. Patricia Stanovic on September 30, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    loved the video ,as usual! I will make a Fall Door Hanger this week. I have a question about your Wreath Easel. I am trying to find one out of wood. Is it a tripod? Is it an Art Supply? Is there a special name for it ? Where did you buy it ? I would really appreciate it if you could answer me back. I am very anxious to buy one . It is a nice work easel for designing the wreath. Again, thanks for all your tips and help to us, I do appreciate YOU!

    • Julie Siomacco on September 30, 2016 at 5:20 pm

      I purchased that one from another wreath maker, Nancy Alexander, if she doesn’t have any in stock or they are out of your price range, can also find them on Etsy here: http://tidd.ly/521c98ef

  5. linda lisk on September 30, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    Absolutely LOVE your videos !!! Can’t wait to see more . I have already purchased several.
    Thanks so much.

  6. Karren Warbington on October 1, 2016 at 2:19 am

    As usual the video was great. I purchased some tear drop swags from Sims and can’t wait to get started. I love the door hanger idea. I now have a variety of items in my craft room. Deco mesh wreaths, funky bows, lantern swags, and now 2 new items to try. God bless you Julie for sharing your talent and wonderful ideas with us. My business has been rejuvenated since watching your videos. Thank you for the inspiration.

  7. Margaret on October 2, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Great video! Love seeing other projects to do besides wreaths. Mixing it up is a good idea and love seeing the live videos from the store. When you are in Myrtle Beach again would love to meet you at Carolina Pottery and watch your shopping spree on how to chose things!

  8. Patty on September 7, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    I have a wreath that is made out of burlap and has a hat and Elm Street is a Freddy Krueger it’s 28 inches wide 20 inch an 8-inch I I cannot find a way to ship it from Buffalo New York to Columbia Tennessee to my girlfriend the cheapest I found was UPS $40 FedEx was 60 do you have any suggestions and how I could ship this thank you

    • Julie Siomacco on September 8, 2017 at 1:01 pm

      The largest box I use is 24x24x8. Try to fit it in a smaller box. Have you tried USPS priority? I use Fedex with a biz account and it costs approx $18.

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