Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Williams-Sonoma Knock-Off Halloween Wreath

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!


  1. 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!

  2. Not silly at all, Shelly!

    It's such a charming project!!! And "long and complicated" is overestimated anyway in my

    Claudia x

  3. I actually think yours looks better than the W-S one!

  4. 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!

  5. Brilliant idea & who doesn't like to create a bargain knockoff :-) I've been thinking along similar lines using spiders....


  6. Cool. Don't you love it when you can create your own version at a fraction of the original price?

  7. Perfectly spooky! Thanks for sharing Shelly!

  8. 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!

  9. I actually like yours better! And not just for the better price! =) This is very I want to make my own Halloween wreath.

  10. Seriously so great, you made it look so easy! I'm pinning now, thanks for sharing your idea, I love it!

    Cath Brookes
    Veritable Alaska Salmon Fishing Guide website

  11. 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!

  12. 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?

    1. Sorry I'm just now seeing this - older comments are moderated and I haven't been checking that folder!
      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!


Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. I appreciate your comments so much!