Poe-Inspired Raven Halloween Decor

Hi guys!  It’s Amy from My 3 Monsters again.  This month I decided to share a fun and easy Halloween craft with y’all.  {Yes, I do more than just printables!!}  I recently asked my Facebook friends how soon was too soon to start decorating for Halloween.  The consensus was that September 1st is A-OK with just about everyone.  The sooner the better, in fact!  I was THRILLED because I lu-uh-uhhhhve Halloween.  I’m an October baby, so Halloween always felt like a second birthday for me. I’m obsessed with black, white and gold for Halloween decor this year.  I also prefer cute to creepy, so I wanted to create something new along those lines. I hope you love my Poe-Inspired Raven Halloween Decor.

Poe-Inspired Raven Halloween Decor. Easy raven felt Halloween craft. Love this simple Halloween decor project!


This little Poe-inspired felt raven fit the bill perfectly!  I just love the way he looks perched on my coffee table next to my vintage-looking spell books and my gilded mini pumpkins.  You can easily create this little guy in under an hour, even if you aren’t much of a sew-er.  It’s beginner-level easy!  I used a blanket stitch to hand sew all the edges, but you could whipstitch it or sew it however you are most comfortable.  Don’t worry about your stitches being perfect.  If you use black thread on black felt, you can barely even see them at all.  I think you could probably even use fabric glue or hot glue if you are really opposed to sewing!

Poe-Inspired Raven Halloween Decor. Easy raven felt Halloween craft. Love this simple Halloween decor project!


I’m just going to share some very basic steps here to give you an idea of how this project is made.  The pattern download has a very detailed set of step-by-step instructions with photos that you can follow. 

You will need:

Printable pattern and instructions
1 piece of black felt (approx. 9 x 12 inches)
coordinating thread and needle
fiber-fill stuffing
2 small black buttons
Twill tape (approx. 5/8 inch wide by 6 inches long)
small alphabet stamps and ink pad or fine tip black marker
candlestick
hot glue
scissors

Poe-Inspired Raven Halloween Decor. Easy raven felt Halloween craft. Love this simple Halloween decor project!


Begin by cutting the pattern pieces out of your felt sheet.  Next you’ll stitch the head piece to the body pieces using a blanket stitch.  Then you’ll attach the belly piece to one side of the body in the same way.  (I promise, there are more detailed instructions in the pattern that make this all make sense!)

Poe-Inspired Raven Halloween Decor. Easy raven felt Halloween craft. Love this simple Halloween decor project!


Stitch the body pieces together around the end of the tail, leaving a part of the belly open for stuffing.  Fill your bird with fiber-fill stuffing, using a pencil or other pointed object to get it down into the beak and tail.  Once the bird is stuffed as much as you like, stitch the opening closed and attach the wing and tail feathers.

Poe-Inspired Raven Halloween Decor. Easy raven felt Halloween craft. Love this simple Halloween decor project!

To finish up, use small alphabet stamps or a black marker to add a message to the twill tape that will be in the bird’s mouth.  I chose the Poe-inspired “nevermore”.  Be sure to stamp your message a little off center of the length of twill tape or part of it will be hidden by the bird’s beak.  Feed the ribbon through the slits in the beak shown on the pattern.  Paint and distress your candlestick, if desired, then use hot glue to perch the raven right on top of it.

Poe-Inspired Raven Halloween Decor. Easy raven felt Halloween craft. Love this simple Halloween decor project!

I’m kinda’ in love with the way this little guy turned out!  He’ll be the perfect addition to my Halloween decor.  I might have to make a couple more on candlesticks of different lengths to create a little vignette on the top of my piano, too.  If you like this project, you may also like my Halloween Spell Book Printable,

Halloween Spell Book Printable, so fun!

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15 Comments

  1. I probably wont get a response as this was 5 years ago but do you have the pattern for this? I would love to learn how to make one for myself

  2. I love everything! Especially your Raven! My grandma taught me to sew by making birds almost like that (but not spooky ones) for our Christmas tree, so it brought back some memories!

    Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday!

    Mollie

  3. THis is a really cute ides, and would be a fun addition to Halloween decor.
    I would love to have you visit and share on my Friday Features.
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Karren:)

  4. What a cute raven! I don’t like scary or gross Halloween decorations, so this would be perfect in our house. Pinning!

  5. Well isn’t your little raven just so cute? A few years ago I did my family room mantle in Nevermore décor. I made a banner and had a murder of crows. It has been one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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