Fancy Crows


I’ve been seeing alot of crows and owl decor for Halloween and wanted to get in on the action.  My local dollar store carries these cute crows and I also had these old bed springs I picked up at a flea market that I thought would make some great stands.  I think candle sticks or spools would also work.

I picked up a wood disc at the craft store and already had some black and orange paper, ribbon, and a variety of ephemera.

I painted the wood disc in orange and once it dried I sanded it for a vintage feel.  I next cut some circles from my paper and Mod Podged those on top.  When it was dry I sanded again.  I glued the disc onto the top of the spring and set aside.

Next, I cut two 12″ strips of my orange paper in 1″ widths.  I glued the two strips together on their short sides, fan folded the long strip, and then glued the other ends together forming a circle.  I repeated these steps with my black and white paper in 3/4″ widths.

The crow hat was made from half of a 6″ circle.  I then covered the hat with Mod Podge and sprinkled it with clear glitter.  Once it was dry I glued a trim around the bottom edge and then glued it on the crow’s head.

I then glued the fan folded collars in place around the crow’s neck, tied a ribbon around his ankle and glued it onto the top of the disc.

I love it and had so much fun making it.  In fact, I made two.

I’m so thrilled to add them to my Halloween decor.  I hope it’s given you some ideas.

Dru About Dru

There are so many things I could say but I will just start with the basics. Mother to 4. Grandmother to 11 (Yes, 11. All under the age of 9.) I am a former Army wife and we spent 15 years traveling around the world. It was such a thrill to have seen so many places and meeting lifetime friends. I spent many years working in the craft industry and love getting together with friends and creating. I have a lifelong love of thrift shops, antiques, and yard sales.


  1. This is the cutest thing ever!! I’m definitely going to pin this!! Thanks for sharing such a great idea!

  2. Dru, seriously, I absoutely LOVE these!!! So creative and they look absolutely stunning! So happy you shared them with us and of course, totally pinning and sharing! Have a happy Friday and a fabulous weekend!

  3. SO fun! I love how festive they are. What a fun craft. Pinned! Emily from nap-timecreations

  4. Renee Flitton says:

    They are so darling. I am going to have to make me some. Missing you my friend.

  5. These crows are so fun! I would have never thought to make them so I’m glad you shared! Pinned while I was here too 🙂

    Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes

    • Shauna, thanks so much. They were so fun to make. Thanks also for all the ways you are helping bloggers to grow. You are awesome!

  6. These are so creative, great idea.

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  8. Dru these are AWESOME!! I absolutely love them. Popping over from “Show & Tell” at Snap! Creativity. Pinning! 🙂

  9. Such a cute idea!!!!

  10. What a fun, creative craft!! 🙂

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