12 Fall Door Decorations That Aren't Wreaths

Break the wreath mold this season with creative door decor ideas that are sure to stun.

October 03, 2020

Don't get me wrong, I love a gorgeous fall wreath. But sometimes it's nice to take a break from the norm and try something new. So this year, I've decided to swap out my usual grapevine wreath for a front door decoration that's equally as beautiful but totally unexpected. Who knew there were so many gorgeous non-wreath options out there? Check out a few of my faves below.

DIY Door Tags

Simple and chic, these fall-themed door tags from DIY blogger Jaime Costiglio are a fun, elegant way to add a touch of seasonality to your outdoor decor. Head over to her blog to get the step-by-step instructions.

Wood Tag Door Hanger

Wood Tag Door Hanger

Photo by: Jaime Costiglio

Jaime Costiglio

Basket of Blooms

Fill a single straw tote or basket with a mix of silk sunflowers, faux fall leaves, dried grasses and seed pods for a rustic look that pulls in all the seasonal shades of fall. Bonus: Add vinyl house numbers for a custom touch.

Photo by: Sarah Busby; Styling by H. Camille Smith

Sarah Busby; Styling by H. Camille Smith

Pumpkin Parade

Invoke the warm and fuzzy feelings of fall with this stylish front door design. Cover your door in brown craft paper, then cut store-bought white pumpkins in half. Attach the pumpkins with removable picture hanging hooks and accent with a waterfall of faux fall foliage and plaid ribbon.

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia, Styling by Chelsea Faulkner

Cassidy Garcia, Styling by Chelsea Faulkner

Wow With Wheat

This quintessential fall door decoration from lifestyle blogger Julie Blanner is as pretty to look at as it is easy to make. All you need is a handful of wheat, a rubberband, some ribbon and her easy step-by-step instructions.

Fall Wheat Door Decor

Fall Wheat Door Decor

Photo by: Julie Blanner

Julie Blanner

Garden Rake Welcome

Is last year's rake looking a little worse for the wear? Instead of tossing it, give it new life as a cheery fall welcome arrangement.

Fun fall Garden Gate Decor

Fun fall Garden Gate Decor

Spruce up your garden gate with this cheery welcome arrangement.

Candy Corn Cutie

Some people love it, some hate it, but everyone agrees that candy corn is a seasonal staple. Put your love of this polarizing candy on display by decking your door in a banner of handcrafted candy corn pennants. All you need is a store-bought cardboard pennant banner, some craft paint and wood beads to pull off this yellow, orange and white display.

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia, Styling by Jill Tennant Anderson

Cassidy Garcia, Styling by Jill Tennant Anderson

Decorative Corn

Nothing says "fall" quite like a bundle of dried flint corn. For an elegant presentation, choose three large ears, spray paint in varying metallic colors and braid together before hanging.

Corn Door Hanger

Corn Door Hanger

Photo by: iStock/Brian McEntire

iStock/Brian McEntire

Pretty Paper Dahlias

If you're feeling particularly crafty, throw together a few of these large DIY paper dahlias for a fun, youthful fall look.



Shutter Signage

The possibilities for this easy wood shutter craft are endless. Dress it up for fall and Thanksgiving, then easily swap out the letters for other holidays. It’s even perfect as everyday decor, displaying words like “home” or “love”.

DIY Shutter Sign

DIY Shutter Sign

The possibilities for this easy wood shutter craft are endless. Dress it up for Halloween, then easily swap out the letters for fall and other holidays. It’s even perfect as everyday decor, displaying words like “home” or “love”.

Photo by: Stephanie Studer, LifeCreated

Stephanie Studer, LifeCreated

It's Fall, Y'all

Add some harvest hospitality to your entry by covering the front door in rustic, brown craft paper, faux fall leaves and hand-lettered words of welcome.

Fall Front Door Decor

It's Fall Ya'all Door Decor

This is one of the easiest ways to add a €œfall€ statement to your front door on a budget.

Photo by: PopFizz


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Dried Florals

Get a long-lasting fresh flower look by filling a vintage hanging container with dried hydrangea, cotton stems and curly willow branches. When it's time to switch out your fall door decor, simply rearrange all materials in a vase to be enjoyed indoors.

Cotton Stem Arrangement

Cotton Stem Arrangement

Photo by: Jeremy Hartwell

Jeremy Hartwell

Pumpkins Aren't Just for Carving

A rustic metal basket lined with wheat straw creates the perfect base for displaying pumpkins, apples or other decorative seasonal produce. Opt for high quality faux varieties instead of the real thing to keep the basket from getting too heavy and to ensure your decor will last throughout the season.

pumpkins in baskets

Pumpkin Decor

Rustic baskets lined with wheat straw and filled with pumpkins are a chic seasonal focal point that you can leave in place through the fall. Throw the straw and pumpkins into the compost pile after Thanksgiving.

Photo by: Hortus Ltd.

Hortus Ltd.

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