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?



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  1. says

    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!

  2. says

    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!

  3. says

    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! :)


  4. says

    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.

    • 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! =)

  5. mejk says

    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!

  6. leslie says

    I’m in the process of making this now, but with different colors! So festive and classy! Thanks for sharing. Do you happen to remember how you secured the raven to the wreath form? I’m wondering if hot gluing the feet is enough to do the trick.


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