Autumn is my favorite season and I love to celebrate Halloween and Thanksgiving. But I don’t usually feel like putting up two sets of decorations. So my strategy has always been to keep my Halloween decorations on the tamer side.
I welcome guests to my home with a primitive Halloween grapevine wreath. One year I took a basic grapevine wreath and sprayed it a shiny black and they sprayed silver glitter on it. We have a white door and this was a simple but effective entrance. When Halloween was over, I simply glued golden yellow and deep red leaves with a dark green bow.
Another option is to start with the grapvine and Autumn leaf wreath. And then to put witch and ghost embellishments along with a Happy Halloween sign. It’s possible to really take this up a notch and have brightly colored Halloween accents. I just design the wreath so that after Halloween, it’s easy to remove the Halloween witch, ghost or Happy Halloween sign. What I’m left with is a beautiful and bright Thanksgiving wreath.
But don’t just think of a Halloween grapevine wreath as a front door decoration. I love to incororate wreaths into my home decor. You can infact use a grapevine wreath as a Halloween centerpiece. I put a ring of votive candles just within the wreath. Of course the candle holder is large enough to keep the candles away from the leaves and other embellishments. It’s a lovely way to eat by candlelight.