The V Spot

Rants, observations and home decorating from a woman with no time for a blog.

My Halloween wreath….all it’s missing is a whip. (And a midget.)

My Halloweenishness knows no bounds.  (But I fear that my husband’s patience will soon run out if I don’t get my Halloween bins cleaned up and put away.)

We had a rare California storm yesterday, so I worked on a couple of things inside the house… including my Halloween wreath.  I had took a regular grapevine wreath that I had previously spray painted black.  I added “chains” and a Dollar Store raven and I was good to go.

The “chains” were also from the Dollar Store.  I got them last January right before Mardi Gras.  See? It pays to plan ahead. (Even if you don’t know what you’re planning for…)

I spray painted them black, then hit them with a shot of silver.  I attached them to the wreath with some strips of black fabric and ribbon.

I added this Dollar Store raven. But he wasn’t sitting in there real well….

So I cut off his toes.  But that wasn’t enough! So I pulled out his legs (ah hahahahahahahhahahahaha!!!  Sorry.)  Then I used hot glue to make sure he stayed put.

The over-all effect of my leg pulling, chain wrapping, wreath making…?

I can live with it.

I linked this project: Home Stories A 2 Z



Shelley said...

October 6, 2011 at 12:10 pm
This is so flipping awesome and so unique - LOVE!!!

Lesley said...

October 6, 2011 at 12:15 pm
Fan-freakin-tastic....per usual. Do you ever run out of ideas? I imagine that it happens once in a while and you lay curled up in bed thinking, " I knew it. I knew that someday I would actually run out of ideas and it's happened.."
But then your lights click on again and you bust out a million more jems!

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

October 6, 2011 at 1:23 pm
I LOVE your wreath! The chains make is so different than any other wreath I've seen.

I'd love for you to link this (and any other Halloween projects you have) up to my Monster Mash Bash Halloween link party!

Good Time Charlie said...

October 6, 2011 at 1:51 pm
I would like to ride along for the day in that brain of yours. Wow, this is freakin perfect. I would have never thought about adding the chains, but that is the finishing touch. Oh, but you are masochistic one aren't you? Chains, pulling legs off birds? All in the name of decorating.....

M.O.T.B said...

October 6, 2011 at 2:30 pm
Love this! I just spray painted my fall wreath black and am adding a crow as well. I will post pics:)

Craftberry Bush said...

October 6, 2011 at 3:09 pm
Very SNMish but it works! Love it, I'm a little frightened by that evil laugh of yours though! Lol ;) you rock V... Xo

At The Picket Fence said...

October 6, 2011 at 3:10 pm
I seriously almost spit my coffee all over the computer screen when I read your title in our sidebar! Hysterical and fabulous! oh my Viv, you seriously KILL me with your humor. You are so my kinda gal and the wreath is just beyond cute!


Richella said...

October 6, 2011 at 3:28 pm
Yeah, Viv, a whip and a midget are just about all you need!

Seriously, you just amaze me. I can't believe you thought to spray paint that plastic chain--what a cool Halloweeny (Halloweenish?) accent!

chris said...

October 6, 2011 at 3:30 pm
You crack me up.

Shawn said...

October 6, 2011 at 3:32 pm
As soon as I'm done storing the how to in my minimal sized memory bank I'm calling PETA!

sarajo said...

October 6, 2011 at 4:00 pm
Oh, that is all kinds of creepy. And awesome!

Shannon said...

October 6, 2011 at 4:56 pm
Poor crow, did you pull the wings off flys as a kid? Just kidding! You are a sick, twisted, bad girl....I love it!

Impulsive Addict said...

October 6, 2011 at 5:08 pm
A whip and a midget? I'm pretty sure they like to be called little people. Now you'll get some hate mail.

Poor black bird. It's like Lt. Dan.

HOLY WOW! I just looked at the bottom to see all your link ups. THAT'S A LOT OF LINK PARTIES!!!!

~ Laura said...

October 6, 2011 at 5:16 pm
That ain't yo gramma's wreath!!!

I Love It!!

Yea, that's my kind of decoration!! This with your black punker pumpkin puts you into Halloween Hero status!!! :)

Rhissanna said...

October 6, 2011 at 8:45 pm
The dollar store ravens/crows are wonderful. I've got tired of seeing bent old birds at $15 a pop, so these are great. I love the chains, too. I'll have to look out for them in January. And I love what you've done with the wreath.

MiMi said...

October 6, 2011 at 10:38 pm
The title totally got me and then they bird leg removal was just awesome. :)

Connie said...

October 6, 2011 at 10:57 pm
Only you S&M wreath!

Julie {BuildSewReap} said...

October 7, 2011 at 12:05 am
This is great, my husband would totally love it. Nicely done!!

I saw you on Frugal Girls.

Meredith from A Mother Seeking said...

October 7, 2011 at 12:35 am
Very cool project! And net time you are at the dollar store, you'll pick up that whip. :)

Thanks for visiting me over at A Mother Seeking!
X Meredith

Jennifer said...

October 7, 2011 at 1:00 am
OMG, your title cracked me up! :) I love how original your fall/Halloween decor is. Definitely outside of the box and not a cookie cutter wreath like so many others! Great job!

Steph said...

October 7, 2011 at 1:36 am
Wow now that's one smokin hot halloween wreath! Love how you spraypainted your own chain!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Evelene S said...

October 7, 2011 at 2:52 am
Love reading your blog you are too funny! Great wreath for Halloween.

Emmy said...

October 7, 2011 at 2:53 am
That is awesome!! I saw those ravens at the dollar store and almost got one- now wishing I did :). Great job!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

October 7, 2011 at 3:08 pm
Awesome! I hope you will link this up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

October 8, 2011 at 3:19 pm
You definitely need the whip! What a perfect match to your pumpkin.

Natasha in Oz said...

October 11, 2011 at 10:21 am
That is a great idea. You have posted some great stuff for Halloween! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Best wishes,
Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

OhioMomPatriot said...

October 11, 2011 at 2:33 pm
This is great. It matches your pumpkin, perfectly! Thanks for sharing!

Allie said...

October 15, 2011 at 4:16 pm
This wreath is so hard-core awesome. LOVE it. Happy Halloween!!

Bananastamper said...

October 17, 2011 at 11:29 am
LOVE it! Looks fab!

Kei said...

October 17, 2011 at 12:50 pm
Your wreath is totally awesome! Pinning it!

Jenn said...

October 18, 2011 at 8:21 pm
Viv, thank you so much for linking up to "A Little Birdie Told Me..."! Your wreath is one of this week's features!


Screaming Sardine said...

October 18, 2011 at 9:00 pm
Love your wreath and the addition of the chain. So cool and unique!

Pinning on pinterest. :)

Tracy Screaming Sardine

Jamie said...

October 25, 2011 at 1:15 pm
What a great idea. I love the chains you added. I would love for you to stop by and link up your project to More the Merrier Monday. It lasts through Wednesday so you have plenty of time to link up. I also have a link party for Halloween projects only at that I would love for you to link up to as well.

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