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Halloween DIY Ravens for your wall

Easy Halloween DIY An Unkindness of Ravens for your wall. Embrace your inner Edgar Allan Poe. By Jessica AndersdotterTime for our first Halloween Wednesday! This time I’m showing you these easy DIY Ravens to put on your wall and create your very own unkindness. (Apparently a group of ravens is called an unkindness. 2spoopy4me.) It’s quick and easy and and super pretty. JUST DO IT.

Easy Halloween DIY An Unkindness of Ravens for your wall. Embrace your inner Edgar Allan Poe. By Jessica AndersdotterMaterials:

  • Black paper
  • Regular paper
  • Scissors
  • A pen

Easy Halloween DIY An Unkindness of Ravens for your wall. Embrace your inner Edgar Allan Poe. By Jessica AndersdotterInstructions:

Start by drawing the shape of a bird on a regular paper. This will be your template. If you don’t want to draw one yourself I’ve included my template at the end of the post.

Easy Halloween DIY An Unkindness of Ravens for your wall. Embrace your inner Edgar Allan Poe. By Jessica Andersdotter
Then cut the template out of the paper. Easy Halloween DIY An Unkindness of Ravens for your wall. Embrace your inner Edgar Allan Poe. By Jessica AndersdotterPro tip #1: make a rough cut first and do the fine work when you have less paper to deal with. Helps so much.Easy Halloween DIY An Unkindness of Ravens for your wall. Embrace your inner Edgar Allan Poe. By Jessica Andersdotter
Flip it over to see if the shape is good, the lines from the sketching are so distracting. If not, cut some more, and when it looks good your template is done!Easy Halloween DIY An Unkindness of Ravens for your wall. Embrace your inner Edgar Allan Poe. By Jessica AndersdotterPlace the white bird on top of the black paper and trace a line around it. Pro tip #2: Remember that you’re going flip the black raven over so any lines from your tracing won’t show. If you want it facing a specific way, remember to draw it the other way around in this step. Easy Halloween DIY An Unkindness of Ravens for your wall. Embrace your inner Edgar Allan Poe. By Jessica AndersdotterGrab your scissors again and make a rough cut. (This picture btw, what was I thinking? Like this is how natural it is: I’m not left-handed… Good job me.)Easy Halloween DIY An Unkindness of Ravens for your wall. Embrace your inner Edgar Allan Poe. By Jessica AndersdotterAnyway, it will now look something like this. SO PRETTY.Easy Halloween DIY An Unkindness of Ravens for your wall. Embrace your inner Edgar Allan Poe. By Jessica AndersdotterNah, refine it slightly. You don’t have to follow the line exactly, wing it (eyyyy) a little bit and just make them look like you want. Or follow the lines. That depends on what kind of a person you are. Easy Halloween DIY An Unkindness of Ravens for your wall. Embrace your inner Edgar Allan Poe. By Jessica AndersdotterPro tip #3: do small cuts at a time. I cut way too much on the right wing here, and you can’t like glue it back on. Easy Halloween DIY An Unkindness of Ravens for your wall. Embrace your inner Edgar Allan Poe. By Jessica Andersdotter
Gently bend the bird so it isn’t completely flat but will stick out from the wall slightly – make it three dimensional. Try not to crease it entirely though. Easy Halloween DIY An Unkindness of Ravens for your wall. Embrace your inner Edgar Allan Poe. By Jessica AndersdotterAnd then repeat however many times you want! Make it an uneven amount if you don’t want it to be symmetrical later on, it’s way easier to compose into something that looks good then.Easy Halloween DIY An Unkindness of Ravens for your wall. Embrace your inner Edgar Allan Poe. By Jessica AndersdotterRoll up some tape and put on the backside. Easy Halloween DIY An Unkindness of Ravens for your wall. Embrace your inner Edgar Allan Poe. By Jessica AndersdotterAnd then just stick it to wherever you want it on your wall.Easy Halloween DIY An Unkindness of Ravens for your wall. Embrace your inner Edgar Allan Poe. By Jessica AndersdotterThis is the most fun part, as you get to play around with it and compose your unkindness. I decided to combine them with the big paper raven I made this January. Check it out here. For the same effect just make different sized birds if you want, but I like how it looks with just small ones. Easy Halloween DIY An Unkindness of Ravens for your wall. Embrace your inner Edgar Allan Poe. By Jessica AndersdotterEasy Halloween DIY An Unkindness of Ravens for your wall. Embrace your inner Edgar Allan Poe. By Jessica AndersdotterAnd then you’re done! Easy Halloween DIY An Unkindness of Ravens for your wall. Embrace your inner Edgar Allan Poe. By Jessica AndersdotterSee how the bending of them made them more three dimensional? YEAH.  Easy Halloween DIY An Unkindness of Ravens for your wall. Embrace your inner Edgar Allan Poe. By Jessica Andersdotter
So that was my first Halloween DIY for the month, I will be uploading a DIY every Wednesday until Halloween!

I like that it’s just subtle and not like overly Halloween. I could totally keep this up all year. Maybe I’ll make more, because honestly it’s so super easy.

Check out my friend Alicia’s Halloween DIY. Me and Alicia are doing this little Halloween project together, and will both be uploading DIYs. Next Wednesday will be something completely different, so get excited!

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6 Comments

  • Reply Mikaela 7 October, 2015 at 08:46

    Korpar är häftiga fåglar alltså. Snyggt resultat och precis lagom Halloween-igt tycker jag! Men alltså din stora korp, tycker fortfarande att den är helt fantastisk!

  • Reply Louie 7 October, 2015 at 10:09

    Fina :)

  • Reply Stine F 7 October, 2015 at 21:25

    Så bloggen din i en liste på en annen blogg, og det sto du har en katt som heter Lumos. Så nå er jeg solgt, og må begynne å følge den. I tillegg klikket jeg meg inn og fant disse ravnene. Altså: Hallo! Dette er et helt fantastisk internett-sted!

  • Reply My 8 October, 2015 at 21:53

    Så fina! De blir extra fina tillsammans med den stora <3 Håller med Mikaela om hur fin den är!

  • Reply Jess 8 October, 2015 at 21:54

    Så jäkla snyggt! Tycker de svarta fåglarna gör sig himla bra mot den blåblommiga väggen, perfekt konstrast :)

  • Reply H 17 October, 2015 at 19:03

    Snyggt! Ser häftigt ut på väggen :) Jag tycker det är kul också att det heter “a murder of crows”. Stimmig uttryck!

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