The kids have been begging me to get some Halloween decorations up, so last week I went shopping to pick up a few things to add to our very small collection of Halloween decor. I had hoped to find a creepy Halloween-ish wreath to hang above our mantel, but nothing I saw was quite what I had in mind. So after a quick trip to Michael’s to gather some supplies, I headed home and made my own creepy black bird Halloween wreath.I started by spray painting a grapevine wreath with flat black spray paint. I gave it several coats on both sides to get in all of the little cracks and crevices.Once it was dry, I brought it inside and gathered the rest of my supplies:
black faux leaves
glue gunI started by pulling the faux leaves off of the branches, added hot glue to the leaf stems, and stuck them in the wreath form. I continued this all the way around the wreath until it was all filled in.The pre-made feather bunches were found at Michael’s in the floral section and I just stuck them in the wreath on one side.I also found this little bunch of plastic feather things at Michael’s and pulled it all apart and randomly glued them in around the wreath.I was going to toss the leftover black branches away (what was left after I pulled all of the leaves off), but then decided to cut them apart and stick them in the wreath too.I had a little black bird that I bought at Michael’s last year and he was the perfect addition to the my black wreath.There are a lot of glue strings hanging off it from my glue gun and I decided to leave them attached because it kind of looks like spider webs.As I said earlier, I made the wreath to hang above our mantel, but I still have to finish up decorating the rest of the mantel before I show it all to you. So be sure to check back in a few days to see our creepy Halloween mantel!
In the meantime, you can see the Neutral Halloween Mantel I put together last year.