All this week, I will be posting quick and easy crafts with a Halloween theme! The goal was simple: they had to take little time to create; they had to be very inexpensive; they had to suit my Halloween décor, which is very minimalist and more elegant than child-friendly. Today's craft literally took me less than 5 minutes and probably cost me around $12.00.
While I don't always go all out decorating for holidays, I almost always have a wreath up! My mom even commented this past weekend that she always checks my wreaths out every time she visits as there's always something new! While I usually just leave up my Autumn Leaves wreath, I thought it might be fun to try something new, a little more "Halloween-y". I don't know if I will be putting it on the front door or keeping it in the entry way, I'm still loving this new wreath.
The title makes this sound a lot scarier/grosser/creepier than it is. My version of a "murder" wreath was more punny than anything... as in a Murder of Crows! This was a super easy wreath to create and can easily been taken apart and made into something else, if needed.
So let's get started, shall we?
Here are the supplies I used to create this wreath:
-Round foam wreath form; maybe $6.00? purchased at Michaels with a coupon
- Black feather boas (I used small, cheap ones and used about 4 - 5 to get a nice, full effect) ; Dollarama $1.25 each
-Decorative accent (glittery clip on crow);
less than $2.00 Michaels
-Ribbon (for hanging); Free from my stash
1. First up, I stapled the string end to the wreath form to get it started.
2. Then I simply wrapped the boa around and around the wreath.
When I got to an end of a boa, I simply stapled it, and then stapled on a new end. Easy-peasy.
I wanted mine nice and full and didn't want any of the form to show through, so I made sure mine was nice and fluffy and used more boas than probably needed. :)
4. Once I was done, I simply needed to add on my decorative element(s). I had a black and glittery orange bellied clip-on crow, so I simply attached him. I don't quite think he's making a huge impact with his black on black, so I am looking for something else, but he's pretty cute.
5. Then I simply looped some ribbon around and then hung it behind the mirror in the front entry! I didn't buy ribbon specific for this project, I just used a simple black and white polka dot I had on hand and that worked nicely for me. Burlap could also be cute! Simply lopping it behind this heavy mirror meant I didn't need to put a hole in the wall to hang it, which was super simple!
Here's you can see how lush and full it is. You can also see the bird, but I think there's something BIG missing so I have my eye out for something large that will really make this thing POP!!