Counting crows

by Jourdan Fairchild in ,

Halloween always creeps (ha) up on me, and this year was no exception. I'm not sure if I'm in denial that summer is really, truly over or I'm just not ready for the holiday hurricane that picks me up and drops me on January 2nd wondering "Hey, where did the year go?" Maybe it was all of the chai tea lattes and pumpkin products that I consumed over the past week that finally did me in. Halloween is officially on my brain. So, for the first installment of The Blank Wall Project, I put a spooky bird on it. Five times, in fact, with two big crows, and three little ones. 

I spotted the black beauties in Michaels a few weeks back, so I bought a few, plus some fake, black branches (reason #45 I wish had a backyard: I could've used real ones for free!). Once I got home, I pulled out my trusty glue gun and went to town. I glued the branches in place first, then added the crows. The whole thing took me five minutes! Hot glue works perfectly because it's strong enough to hold everything, and can be pulled off of the wood without removing any paint (I tested it first).

Other dark decorations that now dot our apartment:

a baby crow on a baby branch,

a trio of hand-me-down funkins (fake pumpkins) from Country Living, 

and a paper-mâché skull inside a cloche.

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