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Nevermore Halloween Wreath inspired by Edgar Allan Poe

I love Halloween. I’ve been meaning to make one of these for a while, but this year I finally got around to bringing my Nevermore Wreath to life. I am very fond of Edgar’s poetry, and so it was only fitting to use his poem “The Raven” as inspiration.

Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,
By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore,
`Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou,’ I said, `art sure no craven.
Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the nightly shore –
Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night’s Plutonian shore!’
Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.’

If you haven’t read “The Raven,” you can read the rest of the poem here.

nevermore halloween wreath

Materials used:

  • Styrofoam wreath
  • old book with the pages ripped in 1″ strips
  • Mod Podge
  • water
  • ribbon, straw, etc.
  • craft crows
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks

Directions:

  1. Make a paper mache paste. Mine was 1 part glue and 2 parts water. Dip the strips of paper in the paste and wrap them around the wreath covering all of the wreath and layering the strips when appropriate.
  2. Let the wreath dry. When dry, add an additional layer of Mod Podge to seal the wreath. Let the wreath dry overnight.
  3. Wrap the ribbon around the wreath and use the hot glue to secure in place when necessary. I used three pieces of black straw and simply tied them together and secured the knots with the hot glue.
  4. Glue on the craft crow or crows. I chose a big bird and a small bird to be all cutesy and family-like.
  5. Hang it up and enjoy your adorable wreath!

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