Halloween Wreath {aka Nevermore}

  I cannot think of a creepier, macabre author.  Poe instills a sense of dread and longing that fits my love of Halloween.  The opening stanza of “The Raven” starts with a knocking at the door. Seems fitting that I’m sharing my Halloween wreath with you today!

Halloween Wreath via createcraftlove.com #halloween #wreath

 
  I began this little beauty with some left over fabric from my Dad’s 60th birthday.

I cut it all up into strips and began hot gluing it in place.
 

 
Once it was altogether, I popped all the silk flowers off their stems.  The stupid things wouldn’t stay in place to SAVE MY LIFE.  I ended up taking a steak knife, piercing through the fabric, and putting hot glue in the new hole.  (That way the little nubbins of the flower had somewhere to lay.)
 
I added some embellishment with the feathers, berries, and the raven.
 

Halloween Wreath via createcraftlove.com #halloween #wreath

 
I love how vintage and classy my Halloween wreath looks!  But if you know the poem, it’s also kinda creepy.
 

Halloween Wreath via createcraftlove.com #halloween #wreath
Halloween Wreath via createcraftlove.com #halloween #wreath

 
Do you decorate with a specific theme in mind?
 

Jill

 Linking up to these fabulous parties!
 
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Comments

  1. I love it! What a good job!

  2. Jill I love everything about this wreath! It is so eye-catching with that gorgeous fabric and the raven sitting in the center,but for me what really sets it all off are those awesome feathers! So cool! “The Raven” is the classic Halloween poem!

  3. I love it Jill! And I’m glad you didn’t cut yourself with the knife :)

  4. Great project! I really like it! :)

  5. Absolutely LOVE it! Definitely has a vintage and classy feel. I might need to do something like this! I like the subtlety of your wreath.

  6. Nice one, Jill! Being a Ravens fan, I particularly appreciate this…I’m envisioning something similar but with a purple wreath for the team color…hmmmmmmm! Thanks for the inspiration! Stumble time!

  7. Oh my gosh Jill, that is just stunning! I love it! I’d be thrilled if you want to share it over at my link party that opened this morning: http://practicallyfunctional.net/2012/09/the-fun-in-functional-link-party-18/

  8. Hi from the blog hop (:

    Aww this is too cool, I want to make something similar. I love how vintage it is. Perfect!

    Happy Wednesday!

    xoxo Heather

    http://heatherfrostx.blogspot.com/

  9. So pretty! Pinning!

  10. Wow – looks great. Looking forward to some fall crafts myself this weekend!

    XO Jill

    jillianturner.blogspot.com

  11. P.S. – great name! :)

  12. What a great wreath! I know that would fit in here in the Baltimore area and would be a hit among Ravens fans too.

  13. I love your wreath! It is gorgeous! I would love for you to share this on my Linky Party going on now – Blog Stalking Thursday. http://www.thecraftyblogstalker.com/2012/09/blog-stalking-thursday-60.html

  14. The Raven is my husband and youngest’s favorite poem (in fact my youngest LOVES Edgar Allen Poe). I love the black and white combo! Thanks for this great tutorial! I just may be making one of these myself! :)

    Marilyn
    4you-withlove.blogspot.com

  15. Looks great Jill! Love the black and white theme with the Raven. Nevermore!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original linky party is open.

  16. I love, love, love this! It looks so elegant! :)

  17. what a beautiful wreath..pinning to our HAPPY HOUR linky party…thank you so much for helping us inspire..xo Lucy

  18. Awesome wreath!

  19. I love this wreath!

  20. Saw your wreath at Happy Hour! I love it – elegant and spooky all at once!

  21. oh I LOVE your wreath!!!!!! Thank you SO much for linking up at Happy Hour :) I heart your blog!
    Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy

  22. Love it! I am featuring you tomorrow… Thank you for sharing!

  23. Love this! I saw it on Craft Gawker earlier today and I was so excited to see it linked up to Happy Hour! So elegant yet spooky :)

  24. LOVE LOVE LOVE!! The fabric is so pretty and the whole wreath is just gorgeous! This is definitely one of my favorites. Pinning! I’m crossing my fingers you’ll share this at the party this week :) http://www.hubbymademe.com/throwback-thursday-no-12/

  25. Love your Nevermore inspired wreath! Pinning it.

  26. What an awesome idea for a wreath. I love the twine and yarn wrapped ones, but the fabric is awesome. I also love the Raven! Nice work!

  27. Really cute! The best part is I have that fabric! I made my kitchen curtains out of that!
    http://swtboutique-home.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-good-bad-and-ugly.html They are here. I guess they make cute curtains and wreaths. Love the bird too.
    Stephanie

  28. Oh love,love LOVE your wreath. Love the classic B&W and the fabric print is fabulous!!

  29. Your wreath is stunning! :)

  30. What a fun blog! I love everything about it – the fabric, the roses and especially the raven!

  31. I absolutely LOVE this wreath. A lot. I love how classy it is yet it’s still “halloween”. You are seriously so talented girl! Thank you so much for linking up at Artsy Corner!

  32. I love your wreath! It is beautiful! Visiting from Classy Clutter. :)

  33. I love this! Especially the black and white fabric. Have a great week.

    Michele @ Better Organized Living

  34. What a great, festive wreath!! I would love for you to come link up to my Get Social Sunday party and show off your awesome blog! http://alivedinhome.blogspot.com/2012/09/get-social-sunday_30.html

  35. You had me at Poe. LOVE this! The fabric makes it look extra- elegant… just what I need to pretend that our house is respectable and decent!!

  36. This is so beautiful Jill! The best Halloween wreath I’ve ever seen, and it’s like nothing I’ve ever seen :) LOVE IT!

  37. This wreath is fantastic! Pretty sure I need to convince my husband that, yes, we DO need another Halloween wreath at our house… :)
    Thanks so much for sharing at Artsy Corner!

  38. I love the fabric you chose. Fantastic job. My weekly linky party–One Creative Weekend–has gone spooky this week in honor of my thirteenth party. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll visit “One Creative Weekend” on OneCreativeMommy.com (open every Fri-Wed) and link up this idea and anything else you’d like to share. (You can include non-Halloween posts as well, but feel free to link up as many Halloween-themed posts as you like.) There are two categories—one for Halloween and one for everything else.

  39. This looks great! What a classy wreath!
    -Amy

  40. I love this wreath! Really nice fabric used. You can easily change it and make it look
    Christmasy. Thanks for sharing.

  41. It’s perfect! You already know I love it!

    Thanks for joining the party at Keep Calm and Link Up!

    Barbara at Chase the Star

  42. This is such a pretty Poe wreath, Jill–as a former English grad student, I love this!

  43. This is a great wreath! I was looking at a few halloween themed tutorials but they all seemed super complicated and over-the-top. This one is perfect though; straight forward and classic :)

    Visting from the Tatertots & Jello link-up :)

    one year birthday bash giveaway {oct 1 to 12}

  44. Hey, girl! You know how much I love this wreath! Just stopping by to let you know I’m featuring you at the party this week :)

  45. Featuring YOU today! :)

    Ginger @ GingerSnapCrafts.com

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2012/10/13-fall-wreaths-take-look-at-you.html

  46. My husband would love this one. I love it too. Maybe the weekend I can craft one. TFS!

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  48. Wow, this is a great wreath!! Liz

  49. So cute! I featured you today in my Friday I’m In Love favorites!

    http://socialsalutations.blogspot.com/2012/10/friday-im-in-love-with-spooky-projects.html

    XOXO
    Jenn @ Social Salutations

  50. Beautiful! Great Job!

  51. what size of wreath is it and is it foam?

    • Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. says:

      It’s the largest flat foam wreath round! Not sure on the size because it was over a year ago. I found mine at Michaels! =)

  52. Okay, I would love to try this. But where on earth did you find the fake raven? I’ve been searching craft stores with no luck.

    • Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. says:

      I found them at a place called Gardenridge that we have in St. Louis. You have to hit up Michaels pretty early in the season or they sell out!

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