Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Black Crow Trash Bag Wreath

Black Crow Trash Bag Wreath {Krafty Kat}

I LOVE this wreath!  It makes me wish it could be Halloween all year just so I can keep this wreath up!  It was inspired by one of the costumes worn by Charlize Theron in the movie Snow White And The Huntsman, covered in black, shiny feathers.  It is perfect wicked witch attire!

 I loved the spookiness of the crows.  There is just something mysterious and almost supernatural about the birds. They seem to always go along with something awful.  I have long been fascinated by them but even more so after seeing The Crow (very creepy).

Since I don’t have feathers to work with, I got creative and decided to use black trash bags.  Although it doesn’t look entirely like feathers, it resembles them enough to give the idea. 

I made this the same way I made my ice wreath.
I started with a coat hanger and bent it into a round shape to be the wreath form.  
Coat Hanger Wreath Form 
I then took several black trash bags and cut them into approximately 1 inch strips.  Then I opened those strips up and cut them into various length strips.  The shortest were about 6 inches and the longest about 12 inches.
Cut Trash Bags Into Strips
I then tied the strips onto the hanger, round and round, alternating the shorter and longer strips.  I was sure to use the longest at the bottom of the wreath. 
Tie Strips Onto Hanger
I used the hanger part to hang the wreath and just tied a few extra strips along the “neck” of the handle to hide it. 
Black Crow On Wreath
For the final touch, I added an old dollar store crow I’ve had for a few years now.  He’s seen better days but he’s still hanging in there! 
The wreath was so easy to make and I was able to make it with items I had on hand. 
Black Crow Halloween Wreath
Here it is on the front door.  No, that’s not an “orb” in my picture, just a reflection from the sun. 
Halloween Wreath 
I think it will look super spooky at night with the orange lights on and the spooky eyes in the bushes!
Trash Bag Wreath
I’m starting to really get in the mood for lots of frightful fun! 

Black Crow Wreath

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  1. What a great idea! Love that you used trash bags and made it for practically nothing! Great job!

  2. I love that you were able to use items you had on hand! What a great idea to use trash bags!

  3. This is awesome!!! i am already planning a day to go get a crow! I absolutely love this, we are hosting the Halloween Party at our house this year, so this will be a perfect decoration!

  4. That's cool! :-)

  5. Very clever and creative! ...and super cute, ..I mean frightful! :)

  6. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 4 post on Oct. 10, 2012. Thanks again.

  7. This is very unique! I'm watching that movie this weekend - maybe it'll inspire me to come up with something as awesome as this!


  8. awesome job totally love it it looks fabulous

  9. It's amazing how great that looks and it's just trash bags!! I love how it drapes at the bottom. Fantastic idea!!


  10. I love a project that's fast & easy to do and uses stuff you most likely already have on hand. The wreath looks great, and is the perfect Hallowe'en decoration for your front door :-)

  11. That is super scary! I think it would be too much for all of the "chickens" in this house!!

  12. Oh my goodness!! I LOVE this!! How long did that take you? I think I might put my boys to work on this one!! It looks fabulous! I remember spending a whole day in 5th grade making one of these out of white trash bags for Christmas. I love how you left the strips longer at the bottom. Love!!! Thanks so much for linking it up at Creatively Tuesdays at The Rustic Pig. Hugs!!

  13. Very creative and unique wreath.

  14. Thanks for linking up on Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you'll be back again this week with more great stuff.

  15. Love it! I wish it could be Halloween all year too!
    This is a great project and it looks fairly easy to make.
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  16. love this project I featured it today come grab your button thanks for linking up to our party

  17. Hi! I saw your wreath at the One Creative Weekend Spooky Edition linky party. Great job! I love it too! And if you get a chance, check out my Eyeball Flower Wreath at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.4310643357733.2161891.1036342162&type=3