It's the 1st of October and that means it's time to start decking the halls with all things wicked and spooky! A few weeks ago I was browsing through the Williams-Sonoma website and saw a gorgeous grapevine wreath with a crow on it. I fell in love with it, but when I saw the price, I was stunned - $70! Since it's such a simple wreath made with readily available materials, I decided to take a trip to the dollar store and make one of my own.
Here's a quick tutorial to show how it came together:
The WS wreath is round, but when I spotted this oval shape at Michaels, I fell in love with it! To create the base, I lightly misted it with grey and black spray paint.
When the paint was dry, I adhered Spanish moss from the dollar store.
Finally, I hot glued a dollar store crow to the moss. That's it! Almost silly to even write a tutorial for this!
The Williams-Sonoma version has a fancier crow, but for a savings of over $60, I think this one is just fine!
You can find products similar to what I used on Amazon via the links below. Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Oh YA, that's how I do it too. Love your knock off. I have the wrest and crow from the $1 store too. Great job!ReplyDelete
Awesome knock off!! Great job, Shelly!ReplyDelete
Not silly at all, Shelly!ReplyDelete
It's such a charming project!!! And "long and complicated" is overestimated anyway in my opinion...lol.
I actually think yours looks better than the W-S one!ReplyDelete
I agree with you too.Delete
Shelly, thank you for an excellent idea! I have a little wooden crow on a birdhouse in a planter full of ivy beside my back entrance. A wreath with a Dollar store crow on it is just what I need to turn that entryway into Halloween! Thanks for the great idea. So simple, and yet so effective!ReplyDelete
Brilliant idea & who doesn't like to create a bargain knockoff :-) I've been thinking along similar lines using spiders....ReplyDelete
Cool. Don't you love it when you can create your own version at a fraction of the original price?ReplyDelete
Perfectly spooky! Thanks for sharing Shelly!ReplyDelete
What a cute idea with only a few "ingredients"! I just made one and it's hanging on my front porch! My crow has on a little top hat! Spooky! Thanks for the great project with a bargain price!ReplyDelete
I actually like yours better! And not just for the better price! =) This is very cute...now I want to make my own Halloween wreath.ReplyDelete
Seriously so great, you made it look so easy! I'm pinning now, thanks for sharing your idea, I love it!ReplyDelete
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This is fantastic! I happen to already have a crow - and was looking for more Poe than pumpkin this year - girls like me need the tutorial and inspiration, so thank you!ReplyDelete
May be a dumb question - but did you use black spray paint first and then grey? Or was it one can of grey/black spray paint?ReplyDelete
Sorry I'm just now seeing this - older comments are moderated and I haven't been checking that folder!Delete
It's been awhile, but I think I sprayed the whole thing black, then came back with the grey and added some shading. Hope that helps!