Friday, October 16, 2009

Why is a Raven like a Writing Desk?

That's what will be the final touch on my ultra-chic All Hallow's Eve wreath.

I haven't figured out placement yet, therefore, it's absent from the pictures below.

But the look so far? Love it. This was my second attempt.

My first one was felt-based and consisted of 50 or so hand-cut felt feathers. Are you picturing it yet? Yeah, it's hideous.

I broke down and purchased a feather boa from Hobby Lobby for $4 on sale from $8.

I found the squatty little bird from JoAnn's for 60% off, which made it just under $2 {if I'm remembering correctly}. Ribbons are both from JoAnn's as well. I used the widest black taffeta and the widest black satin they sold by the roll.

The nest is one I found when collecting hedge apples two weeks ago.

Pretty great for under $10, right?


laura said...

i'm impressed! very halloween-y.

Gingerlylizzy said...

Sooo cute!

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness! i just loved it!! a FEATHER BOA!!!

Evie B. said...

I LOVE it. I will totally be making one.

p.s. Love your welcome mat!

Claudine said...

Oh my gosh! I love that!!! I am going out to find a black boa tomorrow!