Sunday, October 14, 2012

Autumn Floral Door Decor

Yesterday I attended a Stampin' Up workshop at a local consultant, Beverlee Morales', fabulous home and I was inspired by a DIY welcome sign she had hanging on her workshop door made using an old purse.  It was absolutely adorable.  I decided right then and there that I wanted to make something similar to hang on my door to decorate it up for the Fall.  So today I headed out to my local Hospice Thrift Shop in search of the perfect purse for my project.  Lucky me!  I found one that was just the right size,  perfect for this project and it was priced just right too.

Luckily I had an abundance of silk Fall floral stems and styrofoam already on hand for this project.  The only other thing I picked up to help me put the finishing touches on this project were two adorable little felt acorns that I found at my local JoAnn Fabric and Crafts, and the best part was they were 60% off the ticket price!

If you want to make your very own Autumn Floral Door Decor here are the supplies you will need:

  • One small purse or clutch with a handle  (I prefer one that has a single shoulder strap, as well as a bag that has some structure to it so that it holds up a little better with the weight of the flowers and accessories.)
  •  Autumn colored silk flower and leave stems of your choice
  • Hanging Autumn themed ornaments or ribbon for a bow
  • Styrofoam block (I got mine at the Dollar Tree.)
  • Wire Cutters


If needed cut your styrofoam in half and fit the pieces tightly into the cavity of the purse.  Use wire cutters to cut off your floral stems at different lengths and place your silk flowers and leaves in to your purse as desired.  Finish off your project by attaching your Autumn themed ornament or by tying a beautiful bow onto the handle.  Hang on your door to welcome guests to your home with a sweet handmade touch of Autumn!

1 comment:

Heather North said...

Cathy, this is such a cute idea. Great find on that purse too.