Scare Up Halloween with DIY Crow Decor

October 4, 2017

I was provided product samples free of charge from Oriental Trading in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was provided for this post.

Most years, I wait until the end of September to decorate for Halloween. This year, I couldn’t help myself. I decorated mid-September and enjoyed every minute of it!  It started with some of our outdoor decor.  We had purchased these great Halloween luminaries.  In the store, they were decorated with pots of mums sticking out from the top.  I loved the look and ended up replicating it for our front steps.

First, it was the front steps.  Then, the rest of the house followed.  I had a donation pick-up coming anyway, so I took advantage going up to the attic and got out my Halloween decorations.  I kind of went with a theme this year (because, if you haven’t noticed already, I like themes). The inside of our house looks pretty witchy.   

Basically, I wanted to make the house look like a witch lives in it, but I also wanted to keep it pretty simple this year.  I have a few witch-worthy decorations around the house, but my favorite decorated room is the dining room!  

Our dining room table is covered in a plaid Halloween tablecloth with a vintage-looking pumpkin pail set on it. We have a buffet that’s such a great piece to decorate during the year!  For Halloween, I draped a spiderweb table runner on top.  We have a speaker/charging dock on the buffet, but it’s easy to decorate around it.  This year, I decided to decorate it with some crows.  So I grabbed supplies from Oriental Trading and made my own DIY Halloween crow decor!

The feathered crows came in a set of two, so I put one in a cage and the other on top of a skull.  Believe it or not, the black birdcage is actually a wedding decoration!  It’s meant to hold cards and other small gifts.  I loved how gothic it looked, so I turned it into an easy Halloween decoration instead!


  • Black birdcage
  • Natural moss
  • Feathered crows
  • Resin skull
  • Stretchable spider webs
  • Hot glue gun


To make the Halloween birdcage:

  1. Start by opening the top of the cage.  Add natural moss onto the bottom of the cage. Glue the moss onto the bottom, if desired.
  2. Then, position the feathered crow inside.
  3. Close the top of the cage.  Stretch a small amount of spiderweb over the entire cage and display.

To make the skull:

  1. Heat a hot glue gun.
  2. Glue a feathered crow onto the top of the skull.
  3. Stretch a small amount of spiderweb around the skull and display.

These Halloween crow DIYs are super easy to put together, but look spooky good!  If you want to get witchy with your Halloween decor this year, head to Oriental Trading while there’s still time! You can find all of the supplies used in this project on their website.


Have you decorated for Halloween already?


  • Reply Bekah October 4, 2017 at 9:14 AM

    I don’t usually decorate for Halloween, but I love crows as decor for the holiday!

    • Reply Jessica October 4, 2017 at 1:43 PM

      Yes! They’re perfect for Halloween and even just the Fall!

  • Reply kissmytulle October 4, 2017 at 10:54 AM

    Now I want a crow. Like, a fake crow – not a real one. Because real ones smell.

    • Reply Jessica October 4, 2017 at 1:45 PM

      Haha! Yeah, real crows are jerks. Smelly, cawing jerks.

  • Reply Chelsea @ Olive & Ivy October 4, 2017 at 1:46 PM

    Spooky! I love this. When I have my own house one day, I’m totally going to go all out with Halloween decor! It’s my fave for sure.

    • Reply Jessica October 4, 2017 at 2:30 PM

      Thanks! I couldn’t wait to have my own house to decorate! Now I decorate for practically every holiday!

  • Reply Phyrra October 4, 2017 at 5:34 PM

    I love this! it’s so cool.

  • Reply Deb Clem-Buckert (@debclembuckert) October 4, 2017 at 5:54 PM

    You are so creative!

    • Reply Jessica October 4, 2017 at 8:44 PM

      Aww! Thanks so much!

  • Reply emmymom2 October 4, 2017 at 7:43 PM

    Oh my kids would love these, they are always saying we need more scary decorations

    • Reply Jessica October 4, 2017 at 8:50 PM

      I definitely want to get more scary Halloween decorations. Most of what I have is on the cuter side. These were a great start! Thanks!

  • Reply Carrie R October 5, 2017 at 8:29 AM

    Oooooo…. this is so spooky! And funny enough, we have a bird cage from our wedding decor that has been sitting in a box for over 6 years. This would be a great way to re-use it! 🙂

    • Reply Jessica October 5, 2017 at 12:54 PM

      Thanks, Carrie! I hope I’ve given your bird cage a spooky new purpose!

  • Reply Renee || Getting Fit Fab October 5, 2017 at 11:32 AM

    My friend would LOVE this decoration! She’s always decorating all out for Halloween!

    • Reply Jessica October 5, 2017 at 12:46 PM

      Your friend is my kind of gal! I hope she likes this decorating idea!

  • Reply Lani October 5, 2017 at 10:42 PM

    I always enjoy decorating for the different holidays.

    • Reply Jessica October 6, 2017 at 8:46 AM

      Same here! I love giving the house a new look each holiday and season!

  • Reply Angela Peters October 8, 2017 at 10:32 PM

    We use crows all over, I LOVE them. Can I just stay decorated for Halloween all year?

    • Reply Jessica October 9, 2017 at 8:33 AM

      I know, right? Every year I threaten to keep my Halloween decorations out. Then again, I do the same with Christmas. Our house could be a hot mess of holiday decor!

  • Reply cosmeticsanctuary October 12, 2017 at 12:25 AM

    That looks amazingly creepy! I FREAKING LOVE IT

    • Reply Jessica October 12, 2017 at 10:23 AM

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Reply Cindy Richter October 12, 2017 at 12:23 PM

    Saw this on the SYS link party and so glad I did. This will be my first ever Halloween party in our driveway and can hardly wait to try this! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply Jessica October 12, 2017 at 4:54 PM

      Oh! That sounds like so much fun! I hope these decorations come in handy for your party! 🙂

  • Reply Debbie-Dabble October 13, 2017 at 8:48 AM

    Love this!! I did my whole Dining Room in this theme!! Stop by if you get a chance…..

    • Reply Jessica October 13, 2017 at 10:15 AM

      That’s so much fun! Thanks so much!

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