I love decorating for Halloween with a black and white palette and the crows/ravens found at craft stores are a perfect addition to my decorating. Over the years I have added them to pumpkins, blinged them up with vintage rhinestones, added paper crowns and cones, etc. This year I added a handmade nest, rusty springs and a little bling for the perfect tabletop or mantel decoration.
Moss (found at the craft store or dollar store)
Rusty Spring (found HERE)
Hot Glue Gun
Vintage Glass Pearls
Vintage Rhinestone Junk Jewelry
First pull off a big piece of moss and shape it into a nest. Please note that moss is very messy so you may want to do this outside or keep a vacuum handy.
Once you are happy with the shape of the nest, flip it over and cut out an approximate 2 inch circle out of the burlap. Using your hot glue gun, glue the burlap to the bottom of the nest. This helps give the nest some stability.
With your jewelry cutters, cut off the wire stand on the bottom of the bird and then glue the bird into the nest.
Add a vintage glass pearl strand and rhinestone piece and then glue the next on top of the spring. Optional embellishing ideas include: adding a tea dyed tag stamped with BOO!, making a glittered crown or hat, attaching some grungy ribbon, etc.
The possibilities are endless!!
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