{Guest Post} Crow Garland from Homework

Today I’m so excited to introduce Carolyn from homework. I’ve always admired her chic Halloween decorating style. She is sharing one of my favorite Halloween projects of hers with our lucky readers today! It involves one of my favorite (Halloween)  dollar store elements… the crow! You guys know about my obsession with crows during the months of September and October. I think at this point I have an entire bin dedicated to crow storage. Why not add a few more to the collection to hang this darling garland!?!?
I’m so thrilled to be here on Sew Woodsy today. I’m Carolyn from homework and I’m happy to be sharing a Halloween project with you.
Whether you go all out with ghosts and goblins or fill your home with pumpkins, it’s always fun to decorate for Halloween. Here are a few of the Halloween projects that I’ve created and shared on homework.
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But my favorite Halloween project is my crow garland.

Like many crafters this time of year, 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 made from crepe paper. All ready for Halloween!
Thank you so much much Sew Woodsy readers for taking a look at my project. Please feel free to visit me at homework.
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And a special thank you to Katie & Jon for having me over today!
Thanks again Carolyn for guest blogging for us today while we are enjoying the day in Sicily, Italy! Stay tuned tomorrow for our featured blogger of the week.



  1. Love this! Great idea! Looks like I have a fun new project this weekend! 🙂

  2. I love this!! My kind of Halloween decorating…..modern and simple. Just pinned! Thanks for sharing:)

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