While beginning to clean my craftroom/office, which is in serious need of cleaning, I came across the supplies I bought last year to make a Halloween decoration I never got around to doing. Since Avery was fast asleep, and since its almost October, I ditched cleaning and made this instead.
It was super easy to make, but I can't take credit for the idea. I saw something similar last year at a craft fair. At $35 though, I figured I could just make it myself. I found this raven image on the internet, printed (I printed it at %150), cut, and traced it, onto a 10"x 10" paint canvas, and then painted the bird using black acrylic paint. It takes a few coats, but its simple. Once it dried I sprayed a clear coat over to seal it. Then I glued black feathers around the edge, and attached a black ribbon to hang, and viola...done before Avery woke up, and for under $10 in supplies.
The only downside is that the craftroom is still a big mess. Oh well...
It's spookier that way.