I always look forward to changing up our front door with the seasons.
I had done a Hawkeye Football door greeting the past two years but this time I wanted to try something different without spending a lot of effort or money.
I didn't want to buy another vessel because I don't want to have to store big bulky items or containers from one year to the next. By reusing the same cone I have fewer off seasonal decor pieces to worry about storing and I like something that is basic like this cone shape that I can easily switch up and create a fresh new look.
I purchased this metal cone basket a number of years ago from TJ Maxx. It was painted some hideous victorian mauve or something so the first thing I did was give it a classic black and white stripe treatment that goes with everything.
With poppies it made for a great summer look.
Last fall I covered it with a penant to create a football themed door.
The triangular shape lends itself easily to be made to look like the Halloween candy that we call Indian Corn.
Is that still PC to call it that? Geesh. I never know what's appropriate anymore.
Anyway, I decided to cover my cone with pieces of felt and at only twenty nine cents a sheet, I realized this was going to be a very inexpensive project.
These are the supplies I started out with.
2.Fall stems ( I had most of these on hand but they are currently 50% off at Michaels if you need some.
3.Six pieces of felt.
I started at the bottom wrapping the white felt and then cutting it and securing it to the back side with duct tape. I double layered mine so the black and white wouldn't show through.