2nd Annual Handmade Holiday Link Up

2nd Annual Handmade Holiday Link Up
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Monday, October 10, 2011

Celebrations: halloween {crow garland}

Like many crafters this season, I picked up some black crows at the dollar store. These guys are a crafters dream. For only a dollar each, you can adorn just about anything.


I’ve seen these black crows on wreaths, pumpkins, branches, under bell jars and just about everything – each one looking spectacularly spooky!


I had several ideas for these crows but decided to make a fall garland out of paper that I had on hand. For this garland I used a a circle paper punch and glued them to string. Since the garland tends to flip around, I used a front and back for each circle so the string wouldn’t show.


The crows were perfect to hold each end of the garland. I mounted the crows onto a white tile for weight and glued the garland ends to the beaks.


I added a few nuts in a votive and a weathered copper urn along with the black flowers I posted about last week.


I think he’s quite happy to be out of the dollar store bin and on my tabletop.
How about you? Did you find these crows at your local dollar store? How did you decorate with them?



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35 comments:

  1. beautiful! interesting idea garland decoration

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  2. I love that you used the crows to hold the garland!

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  3. so cute, I shared this on my COM-FB page. Have a great day.

    winks-jen

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  4. Awesome idea! I love cheap decorations! If you have time, stop over and link this up and some of your other Halloween ideas! They are all great. I just posted a new linky and would love to have you: http://3boysandadog.com/deals/2011/halloween-post-round-up-with-linky/

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  5. Fantastic!!! Love this! Pinned, tweeted, fb'd and stumbled! You're fab!

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  6. Very cute idea! I want me some crow - LOL!
    Found you at Made by You Mondays.

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  7. wow, that looks amazing! I want those crows so bad. Unlikely to be in the New Zeland dollar store so i might have to give some thought to making some...

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  8. Carolyn you always seem to take the most simple ingredients and make the best, most visually appealing projects. Truly thinking out of the box, proof that a little creative thinking can make an awesome display. Love your crows.

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  9. completely adorable garland and a brilliant way to anchor the black birds with tile! seasonally sensational!

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  10. whoo hoo what a great project!!! love love love

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  11. What a wonderful idea Carolyn. The garland is so simple yet makes such a statement and the crows are just perfect.

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  12. Genius idea mounting the crows to tiles! I might need to borrow this idea. I love the crow garland and your right... $1 store crows are a crafters BFF! :) I bought 20 this year!!

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  13. What a cool idea!!

    Hop'n by from 'Creative Bloggers Party & Hop'. I'm following your blog now, wont you please come and follow me back?? ~KM

    Krafty Max Originals

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  14. loving this. Dollar store here i come. Thanks for posting a great idea!! Gonna recreate your creation!!

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  15. Love the idea of the crows holding the garland. Looks great.

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  16. this is my favorite fall garland so far. it totally works. found you via HOH.

    following your lovely blog and hope you'll follow back.

    michele

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  17. It looks perfect!!
    I love that garland!

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  18. lovely as always...such fun!!

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  19. I would love it if you would link this to my link party, and any others you may have. Thanks, It just started :)
    http://diycraftstomake.blogspot.com/2011/10/whacha-got-weekly-linky-party.html

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  20. Absolutely LOVE the way the crows are holding the garland. Gluing them on the tiles is such a clever idea!

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  21. This is fantastic! Chic and spooky - love it! :) Great job!

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  22. love it, brilliant idea and cuter rather than spooky! thanks for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday

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  23. ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!! SO SIMPLY ELEGANT!! LOOKS AMAZING!!! ;)

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  24. Oh I LOVE LOVE this garland!! Thank you for sharing!

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  25. I just wanted to let you know that your cute halloween garland has been featured at this week's {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    Thank you so much for linking up last week! :)
    Hugs,
    Vanessa

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  26. Congratulations on your feature at Nifty Thrifty Sunday! This is such an elegant garland!

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  27. I love that the corws are holding the garland! Very classy!

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  28. How cute is it that you went a non-traditional route to hang the garland! Great idea!!!

    Coming over from http://chasing2monkeys.blogspot.com

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  29. I know I've already told you this but I love this crow garland. Just wanted to let you know that I featured this project today on Sew Woodsy!

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  30. Pretty colours you used in your garland - not the typical fall colours, but they look great (and especially with the crows).

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