Sep 13

Make A Halloween Garland for Your Front Door

halloween-garland-for-your-front-doorHalloween is the time of year when the home’s front door becomes the focal point of festivities. Whether it’s trick-or-treaters knocking, or family and friends stopping by for a visit, Halloween is the perfect time to create a unique and colorful front door decoration to delight your visitors.

“Vertical garlands work well on almost any style of door,” said Elizabeth Souders, door marketing manager at Jeld-Wen. “The garland draws the eye up and makes a simple paneled door look taller.”

The cost of this quick-and-easy Halloween craft is about $45. The best place to start is your favorite craft store.

  1. Gather these materials, commonly found at craft stores:
    • Raffia rope, taken apart and loosely braided
    • Small and large scarecrows on sticks
    • Festive fall wired ribbon
    • Artificial fall leaves
    • Artificial or dried orange Japanese lanterns
    • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  2. Take the raffia cluster and bind off the top, if needed, with extra raffia pieces. Braid the raffia loosely and tie off bottom about six inches from the tail of garland with a single piece of raffia.
  3. Glue small scarecrow into the raffia braid up near the top. Make a double-looped ribbon, leaving long tails, and tie around braid under small scarecrow. Tuck and glue tails down into the edges of braid.
  4. Glue in larger scarecrow below the ribbon, angled to the side. Use the braid like a pincushion to anchor the scarecrow’s stick.
  5. Add the individual fall leaves and Japanese lantern clusters. Start at the top and work your way down, gluing and inserting the items into the raffia braid.
  6. Glue in moss or lichens to give a more authentic, fall look.

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