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04 October, 2012

Halloween Fun: Wisteria Inspired Witchy Crows

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Wisteria Inspired Witchy CrowsHave you noticed…tiny witch hats are all the rage this year! I am seeing them everywhere! Sooo… when I saw them topping little ravens on Wisteria’s web site, I knew  had to make my own version…and here they are! They are actually crows from Dollar Tree all dressed up for Halloween!

Kitty WitchNot to be left out, my co-host today Miss Kitty is also sporting a jaunty witch hat! One pop of orange and she’s the perfect combination of Halloween colors!

Purple Witchy CrowThis project is super simple…take one crow from Dollar Tree, add a tiny witch hat made of a scrap of felt using this pattern, add ribbon and voilĂ …a witchy crow at a mere fraction of the cost of the Wisteria version!
 Orange Witchy CrowAnd here is his brother sporting the stylish orange version of the witchy crow attire. Cute, huh? I just cut out the hat pattern and use hot glue (on the low temp setting for fewer ouchies!) to adhere the pattern parts and secure the ribbon.
 Target Witchy OwlAnd have you noticed that even Target is getting in on the tiny witch hat act with this little witchy owl…also similar to one being offered by Wisteria but at a much lower price. Love him!
  Halloween VignetteThere are even funny tiny witches at Dollar Tree with little dangling legs. And Michaels is joining the tiny witch hat craze by offering a collection of several kinds of tiny witch hat ornaments that also make great little mini-pumpkin toppers! I even saw a tiny witch hat garland there!
 CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Wisteria Inspired Witchy Crows 4So now what do you think? The crows want to know if they are not the most stylish birds you have ever seen. I will have to admit that the real ones are some of my favorite birds…even without the hats!  What about you?

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my project! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!  
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party  
Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday   
Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday  
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday  
The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday  
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday  
A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday  
Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up! on Tuesday 
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures   
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays  
DIY by Design for Fall into Fall  
Thrifty Decor Chick for the Easy Fall Decor Party  The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday   
No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursday   
Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits on Thursday   
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday  
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday  
2805 for Potpourri Friday   
At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday  
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday  
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday  
Craftberry Bush for Happy Hour on Saturday   
Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special   
See you next time! A la prochaine!

36 comments:

  1. Ca-ute!! I love the little owl. and your cat- perfect for the upcoming holiday!

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  2. These are so cute. Very good look alike.

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  3. Very clever. Love the one on your kitty!

    - The Tablescaper

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  4. These are so cute. I bought a crow with a tiny witch hat last year and I kept him for myself. Thanks for the pattern. Now I can make my own.

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  5. I was just thinking about you, wondering what you were going to do next to inspire me. ;o) Love the witch hats. That would be a fun craft to do w/ the kids. I was just looking @ that owl at Target. He is pretty cute, and the photo makes me want to go back and get him. The picture of your assistant w/ the crows in the background is perfect for Halloween! Can't wait to see what you're up to for Christmas!!!

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  6. Deb, I know this is right up your alley!! I remember you love clothes for little critters, These are adorable!! I need to take a trip to the dollar store and get some crows!!
    xo Kathysue

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  7. You and Miss Kitty are oh, so clever and crafty! :) The crows are super cute!!!

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  8. Debbie, I think there's a serious problem with Miss Kitty. 3 years in a row I bought lovely crows from Michael's and each and every one found itself in the mouth of Miss Maui. If it has a feather it becomes her prey. Right now she's chasing a feather around the floor that she snatched from a new arrangement on the coffee table. The poor crows lost in our home.

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  9. How cute! I have a few of these crows. I'll have to dress them too! Great inspiration!

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  10. I've got to pull out my Dollar Tree black birds and "style" them up. Thanks for the cute idea Deb.

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  11. Debra these are just too cute!! I think I may have to run to the dollar store this weekend so my boys and I can make some.

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  12. I love all your Halloween fun, all soooooo cute! My favorite is baby kitty sporting the pop of orange turning into a Halloween Kitty! Sweet post........

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  13. Very cute hats! I like crows too, for some reason they just seem to catch my attention, maybe it's the look in their eye!

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  14. Hi Debbie, They are all so adorable and Miss Kitty is the cutest in her little hat. Thanks for linking to the Open House party and take care.

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  15. My plain old crows are now green with envy of your stylish birds sporting their custom witch hats. Adorable!!

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  16. Love your witchy hats! All our little crows need to be well dressed for Halloween, mine are nagging me to make them hats and neckties! If not, they are threatning to jump ship and head for your house!
    Rebecca

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  17. That is toooo cute! Those little hats are somethin' to crow about!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original linky party is open

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  18. Now, you've done it! My three old, bedraggled dollar store crows are protesting loudly. They want witchy hats, too. Oh,for heaven's sake! Giggle...Love the stylish look of your crows. Too cute! Guess that means I have to head to the craft store for some black felt and ribbon. Thanks for the great idea.
    Have a great weekend,
    Babs

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  19. The scene stealer (post stealer) is Miss Kitty in her adorable witch hat.

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  20. Yes, I have noticed all the witch hats, which I love!! I even found some in Pottery Barn. They were meant to be wine bottle toppers but they would work for my crows too! I must get to Dollar Tree for some of those cute crows. I'm seeing them everywhere and I don't ever do Wisteria unless I can't find it elsewhere and I can't live without it! :) Now I'll be dressing up all my critters for the holidays too. Linda

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  21. Just picked up some $ Store crows this week. Guess they'll be screeching for hats now. ;-)
    Honesty you come up with the cutest ideas.........Sarah

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  22. The crows are darling..and I love them for Fall decorating. But I really love that picture of Miss Kitty--she stole the show!

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  23. Your crows are stylin now! Love the little witch hats! Super cute!
    hugs, Linda

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  24. Cutest things ever, Debbie! And I mean CUTE. And Isabella in that hat is too funny!

    I learned something rather interesting on a visit to see an ancestral home in Ipswich, MA. Yes, my family tree is full of nuts (particularly the Southern nuts), but I have Yankees in my tree, too. Anyhow, I went to Ipswich and found out at this tour of the home that the pointy hats were originally reserved for the gentry. And if you were a servant and tried to ape your betters and wear clothes like they did, they would put you in the stocks! Can you believe it? In early Colonial America where people came to escape religious persecution they would humilate you for trying to dress "outside of your station." That's something the history books never taught us. Anyhow, you have some aristocratic critters in those hats.

    That leads me to my next question. Were the so-called witches of Salem upper crust ladies? If they were wearing those hats, they probably were. Oh, and another ancestor was the Rev. Roger Williams who was given the left foot of fellowship from MA and fled to RI whee he established Providence and became RI's first governor. He was a bit of a mouth and got in trouble with the MA authorities for his beliefts. Anyhow, when he left Salem, the witch trials were supposedly held in his house. Those guys were kind of hard on their neighbors.

    XO,

    Sheila

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  25. Sorry for all the typos in the previous post, Debbie. I'm on a borrowed IPAD, and I can't make this thing work. I can't see the print for one thing. Just know that your friend has not forgotten how to spell. LOL

    XO,

    Sheila

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  26. che bello la tua gattina kitty potrebbe sposarso con il mio gattino nerino sono uguali!!!!!un saluto...

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  27. I'm going to make some for my girls...they feel like plain Jane's now! Hugs, Penny

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  28. Your crows and Miss Kitty are stylin'! Love the little hats! So cute!

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  29. I love crows-both real and faux! I have got to dig mine out and make them some hats! This is the cutest idea I have seen in a while!

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  30. Too, too cute. Love the little hat and thanks for the link to a tutorial. I have to make some. Love your scene.

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  31. Your crows look so good!! I just love Halloween!

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  32. Hi Debbie, those are the cutest crows! I love your little witch hats and how did you get your cat to be still long enough to wear the hat and to get a picture?! I especially love that little owl. Won't you share at my party Totally Transformed Tuesday? I know my readers would love to see. http://pjhdesignsoneofakind.blogspot.com Hope to see you there. :-) Peggy

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie