Autumn has fallen! And with the new season comes fun new decorating ideas. Today, let’s learn how to create a fast and easy fall tin door decor… in just 15 minutes!
FAST AND EASY FALL TIN DOOR DECOR
It’s finally arrived! Fall is here, and with the season comes the desire to change up our homes with warm and cozy decor.
At least that desire comes to me! What about you?!
If you have been part of the MWA fam for anytime at all, chances are, just like me, you LOVE adding autumn door decor or a fall wreath to your home to say ‘welcome’ to the season!
And, if you live in a rental home or apartment like I do, it’s extra special to have something pretty on the door to greet your community and visitors, as well!
Whether you’re ready for the fall season or still waiting for the temps to cool down, today I’m sharing how to create a fast and easy fall tin door decor for your home! It only took me about 15 minutes… maybe less!
And, THIS door hanging is a little different than a normal fall wreath. We are going to use a galvanized tin to give this a bit of a twist!
How to Create a Fast and Easy Fall Tin Door Hanging
This seasonal door hanging is so quick to make, it might make your head spin! Plus, one of the best things about it is, the tin can be used over and over for another season!
There are a few things you will need. You might even be able to find them in your fall decor “stash”.
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Items Needed to DIY Easy Fall Tin Door Decor
The items I used can be a guideline for what YOU decide to use. :-)You can choose your own vessel and flower styles/colors. Go WILD! (Or not!)
Don’t be afraid to get creative… you really can’t make a mistake creating this door decor because you can always pull the flowers out, re-place them, or even use something else!
This year, I chose some blue, rust and cream florals to add to my apartment door. But again, you can use any colors or style for YOUR fall tin door decor.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Your choice of metal/galvanized tin… I picked mine up at Hobby Lobby (it was actually part of the spring sale), but you can find lots of different ones on Amazon.
- One large fall bouquet (see inside the tin?). Again, I got this one at Hobby Lobby but you can find a plethora of fall bouquets on Amazon (or run to your nearest Hobby Lobby). And, of course, Michael’s has some lovely choices, too!
- Variety of fall florals. You can get some items for a great price in the area where they have floral ‘picks’… small single items that you can add a fake stem to it!
- Floral foam. (This is cheaper than the Dollar Store price!)
- Floral stem wire.
- Floral tape.
- Wire cutters. These are affordable and have great reviews.
- Command Hooks (5 lb)
Steps to Create a Fast and Easy Fall Tin Door Decor
This is SO easy, I decided to show you how to add length to a floral pick, and then to show you when and how to place the stems via a diagram!
- Cut your floral foam to size (I use a large old kitchen knife) and place in the bottom of your tin (first photo).
- If you have short floral picks (like the white sunflower pictured), you can make them longer by using floral stem wire and floral tape (photo 2).
- Simply align and overlap the pick with the wire (fold the wire if you need extra strength), and wrap the two together with the tape (photo 3).
Arranging the Flowers for a Fall Tin Door Decor
Don’t let flower arranging ‘skeer’ ya. Simply arrange-and-rearrange to get the look YOU want. That’s the beauty of fauxs and foam! 😉
- Start off by adding your bouquet (1.). This works as a great foundation for the rest of the arrangement, and you can primp and prod each stem of the bouquet to exactly where you want it.
- Next, add your Statement Florals (2.). These usually consist of larger flowers, using only one or two of them. In this arrangement, I used one large and one medium sized white sunflower. The unique color is a great ‘surprise’ and adds extra special beauty to the arrangement.
- After the statement florals, add some accent florals. These types of flowers act as a filler, but are a little ‘extra’. Creamy gold and burnt orange hydrangeas were a great choice for this door decor.
- The final addition is fillers. Using fillers at the end makes it easy to ”fill-in” the holes. Off-white grasses, more fall leaves and some ivory berries are a great way to close the gaps. The velvet pumpkin stem (also a pick with added stem wire) was labeled as a filler, but I think it’s more of an accent or statement floral. What do you think?
- Now, just twist-and-tweak your flowers and stems to make them visually appealing to your eye!
Adding a Fast and Easy Fall Tin Door Decor to Your Apartment
Now, simply add your fall tin door decor to the front of your door. Or, you can even add it to the INSIDE of your door!
I used a Command Hook to hang the tin on my door, because it holds up to five pounds, and it’s removeable!
I also added a little Gorilla Mounting Putty to the back bottom edge of the tin to keep it from knocking around on the door when we open and close it.
Adding just ONE pumpkin to the arrangement creates interest and texture… and all the fall feelings, right?!
And you gotta love these berries! I’ve used these over and over again, but they were first used on my rustic fall wreath (another 10-minute project).
Don’t you think the white sunflowers are a happy surprise?
And here’s a peek at our long corridor of apartments. It reminds me of a hotel. I’ve never lived in a community like this, until now.
Are you planning on adding some fall decor to your front door? What colors will you use? Will it be a wreath, or something with a twist? Let me know in the comments! It makes my day to hear from you!
Here are more fall projects you might like to add to your home this season:
- DIY Velvet Pumpkins Like the Pros
- 10-Minute Rustic Fall Wreath
- Wood Leaf Garland Tutorial
- How To Make Mod Podge Coastal Pumpkins