Sunday, October 12, 2014

Nevermore Crow Frame for Halloween

I wanted a new "wreath" for the front door, so I came up with this one.  I used an old picture frame to create my crow frame.  By the way, let me apologize for the picture quality in this post but we got a much need rain while I was creating this and there was no natural lighting to photograph by. 
I thought I had everything I needed in my craft stash, so I went shopping.  You can make yours using what you have too.
I have a bunch of old frames we got at an auction one time, so I went and shopped that stock for my frame.  This one is 11 x 14 size.
Next I grabbed some burlap looking ribbon I got at Walmart last year, a crow that I got at Dollar Tree and some Spanish moss that I've had forever.  If you want to recreate mine, you'll also need a hot glue gun, some black ribbon and a few bits and pieces to decorate your crows nest with.
Since my old frame was kinda ugly, I needed to cover it up first.  This ribbon is 2 1/2" wide Offray brand and very soft and easy to wrap around the frame.  Just drop a dot of hot glue at one corner and then start wrapping until you reach your starting point again and then fasten with another drop of glue.
I needed something to use as a base for my nest, so I took the top of my ribbon spool off and used it to stand my crow on.
I used hot glue to stick her feet to the card board.
Next, I grabbed a bit of moss and placed some glue on the cardboard and then stuck the moss to it all the way around the crow's feet.
With the frame laying down, place the nest in the very far left corner making sure the crow is positioned correctly and then glue.
I added a pretty good line of hot glue to make sure the nest would not fall off the frame.  Let that cool and then proceed.
Next I hung the frame on the wall and added the black ribbon.  I used a 1 1/2" wide Offray ribbon and the length was about 36" long.  I tied a bow so that one tail was much longer than the other and then glued it to the frame.
Since the focus is on the crow, I made her a background so she'd stand out.  You can see how I make these pinwheel flowers HERE.  I created them using some old book pages.
I added some decor to her nest so it wouldn't be so plain.  I always like a less scary Halloween decor for our house so its a bit frilly to take away the scary look.  Did it work? LOL!
I used this Martha Stewart punch for the tiny bats on the pinwheel flowers behind the crow.
I also added some of my old book page roses to her nest too.  You can see how I made those HERE.
Also to adorn her nest, there's more tiny black ribbon, a few buttons, a bead and some orange tulle for a pop of color.  Add what you like to decorate the nest.  You can also see another crow's nest I made a few years back HERE.
I love when I can create something fun just using what I already have in my stash.  Are you like me and have LOTS of crafty stuff to play with?  It's fun huh?

It doesn't have to be done all at once.  It is a slow process in the works! C-ya next time!

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5 comments:

  1. One of the best halloween projects ever shared! Thank you so much. I'm heading over to make those adorable roses!! ;)

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  2. I love how you reused things to put this frame together! It looks great! Thank you for sharing on Show Me Saturday~

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  3. Your frame turned out too cute!

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  4. I love crows and they are not scary! I did love what you did, though so I had to PIN it. :) Best wishes, Linda at Crafts a la mode

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