Friday, October 28, 2011

Never More Raven Halloween Wreath

Have I mentioned I'm always a little late to things?  (i.e. Whatcha Workin' With WEDNESDAY parties hosted on a Thursday?)  Well, Halloween decor is no exception.  I got out the box of Haloweeny items a couple weeks ago, but wasn't thrilled what I had inside and this Black Burlap Halloween Wreath I had used last year, even with the sprucing of my trusty flat iron, wasn't cuttin' it for me.  I have been wreath-less people!  A crafting sin for certain!  Shameful, I know!  So after perusing Pinterest (my ultimate guide for inspiration), I had seen these awesome Raven decorations
and it got my wheels a turnin'... big wheels keep on turnin', Proud Mary keeping on burnin', rollin, rollin', rollin', rollin' on the riiiivahhh!
I loved the "Never More" paired with the ravens idea - kind of a smart yet creepy Halloween idea. Which is how I like my Halloween.  Creepy, not scary and more funny than frightening.  Fortunately, I knew exactly where to find a raven too!  The Dollar Tree!  I headed up there to grab me one of those lovely birds and $50 later, headed home to get workin' on the wreath.
I used an old pie pan and book pages to make the base for my wreath.  I've been using a lot of those materials for the Toile Good Things I had everything I needed out on the craft table (formerly known as the dining table).  Added some bits of black tulle into outer pages and then stuffed the raven into a nest of shredded and crumpled book pages and hot glued that whole mess to the bottom inside rim of the pie pan.  I got out my trusty Silhouette machine and cut me out some letters and bats for decoration from grey cardstock.  (which btdub, if you have a Silhouette, the Halloween downloads are on sale for $.75! and if you don't have a Silhouette, there are a bajillion blogs giving away the newer version, the CAMEO.  I'll round up a list and post it on FB if you're interested)
Added a hanger bow made of more black tulle to the back and hung her up and am much happier (this year at least) with my new Halloween Raven Wreath and got it up just in time, 4 days before the holiday!  Ha!
and will I procrastinate on creating holiday decorations again?  
I say, "never more"!
Happy Friday yall!
Linkin' up to these awesome parties!!


Amy said...

What a neat idea! As a former English teacher and also a Ravens football fan, I appreciate this on so many levels...would you share it here?

Jamie said...

the wreath looks great! such a classic poem!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Love this. Using the rusty pie tin is clever!

Natasha in Oz said...

I love your wreath! I'm an English teacher too so really love the Raven theme.

I have posted about some of my favourite Christmas wreaths on my Christmas blog and I have also posted about a few of my favourite Halloween pins on my main blog so if you have 5 Minutes to spare please pop by!

I would also be honoured if you could link up your post to my weekly Pinning and Singing Pinterest Linky Party as this post is just fabulous!

Best wishes and happy Halloween!
Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me