Hey everyone! Halloween is right around the corner so along with creating some fall crafts I have been creating some Halloween Crafts! This craft was first shared on The Wood Connection along with the Fall Pumpkins I made. I just love it when The Wood Connection provides me with fun crafts to make! You can see so many fun fall and Halloweeen ideas in The Wood Connection stores right now! I hope you love these ravens as much as I do!
Supplies Needed for Wood Ravens:
These links to to The Wood Connection and Amazon (I am an Amazon Affiliate)
- Wood Ravens
- Patterned Paper – I used Echo Park – Away We Go
- Black Glitter
- Mod Podge
- Black Paint
- Sand Paper/Paint Brush
Let’s Get Started!
I always first start by sanding all of the wood. Sometimes your project will need very little sanding but other times it needs a bit more. Once all wood pieces are sanded I wipe them off with a slightly damp towell.
Before painting anything you will want to cut your paper. Trace your wood piece on the back of the patterend paper and cut out. I cut out paper for just the large raven.
*Tip – Cut inside the lines. It is better to have the paper be slightly smaller then the wood then to be bigger.
Now paint all of the wood. The small crow is completely painted in black. The large crow has just the edges painted.
*Tip – When I paint I put a white garbage bag on my table. I used to do paper but sometimes it would dry on the excess paint on a project and then would rip and stick to the project. With a plastic garbage bag I don’t have this problem. Plus once the paint is all dry I can still use the garbage bag for picking up all my after project garbage mess.
You will find that when you are painting the feet of the crows that it can be a bit hard to get your paint brush in the hole between the legs or in between the claws. If you have a small paintbrush then this won’t be a problem. I usually use the foam brushes and don’t have a small brush laying around. So to get into those really small spaces I actually use the end of a floss pick or a toothpick. Just load it up with paint and you can spread it around the small tight spaces.
We are going to put glitter on the small crow. I just love glitter! To do this I got a cookie sheet and lined it with paper. I used wax paper just because I had some handy. You want one big piece. Spread your black glitter around – I poured my entire bottle out. Repaint the entire front of the crow black and while the paint is still wet press it into the glitter. You may have to move it around a bit to make sure it gets covred everywhere. Set aside to dry. Carefully pour the glitter back in your bottle to use at another time.
Doesn’t that glitter look pretty?
For the large Raven we now need to glue on the paper. Once the paint is dry you can glue the paper to the raven. To see a great tutorial check out this Paper to Wood Post.
I really love how this project turned out and can’t wait for Halloween to get hear so I can start decorating!!
Here are the Ravens and pumpkins together
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