Guest Author - Deborah L. Kompare
Itís my favorite time of the year. I know, it means that things will be turning colder and that the surroundings seem to be so dreary and lifeless for winter, but to me, itís a sign that there will be new life coming soon. Also, I simply love the reds, oranges, yellows and browns of fall. Here are some ideas to help decorate the entrance to your home.
One of the things that can be put onto your entry storm door would be corn. This is the time of year you can see Indian corn. This is the corn with the variety of colors in the kernels. Why not take the time to craft some? You could make Indian corn using Perler beads, pony beads or even tissue paper. To use the tissue paper, cut out a cardboard base. You can use pencil or marker to fill in the general outline of how you would like to place the colors. Then cut the various colors of tissue paper into small squares. Wrap the squares around a pencil eraser and place them onto the cardboard base that has been coated with school or tacky glue. Make sure you place the tissue paper closely together. This gives a nice, full effect to your decoration. Use a hole punch to make a hole for a hanger and youíve got a beautiful decoration.
If you arenít into free handing a decoration like above, how about decorating a wreath? Use a grapevine wreath and decorate it with colorful leaves and maybe a small scarecrow or other fall decoration. You could glue these items onto the wreath or wire them on. If you donít like a grapevine wreath, you could use just about any type. You could also make a wreath using a wire coat hanger that has been bent into a circle. Cut various fall colored fabric pieces into rectangles and then tie them onto the hanger. Make sure to keep them very closely packed to give you the fullest effect. Then you could add any embellishments to enhance your creation.
I do hope these ideas will get you started crafting for this very colorful season. I simply enjoy the variety of the colors nature has provided us and crafting is a way to really appreciate a colorful way to enjoy the time of year. Please take the time to stop by the forum and let us know if you have made a wreath, or any other interesting type of fall decoration. I will be adding more ideas to the fall theme in some additional articles. Let me know if you are looking for ideas for any specific topics by starting a thread in the forum.