Fall Door Decor – DIY Crow

It is finally starting to look and feel like fall in my area.  It’s still been blazing hot but the mornings have had a hint of cool in the air giving us a taste of what is to come.  Over the weekend I had some time for a DIY project, my first since going back to work on August 8, and I made a DIY crow for our front door.

 

Fall Door Decor - DIY Crow - virginiasweetpea.com

 

I typically hang wreaths on my front door but I’m liking the look of my DIY crow.  (You can see my fall wreath from last year here.)

Fall Porch with DIY Crow

 

I made my crow last Friday night and finished the project on Saturday.  When I got ready to hang my crow on the door, I realized that the front porch desperately needed cleaning, which meant hauling out the ladder, hose, bucket, sponge and cleaner and giving everything a good scrub.  We love our Chippendale door and railings (another DIY project) but they aren’t the easiest to clean.  After I got everything cleaned and my crow in place, I added some mums to my urns.  Pumpkins will soon be placed around the urns but I’m not quite ready for that much fall,  I have to slowly ease into it!

farmhouse-crow-decor-diy

 

My DIY crow didn’t take a lot of time to make and while I was at it, I actually made two.  The second one is a surprise for a friend at school who last year told me that she’d love to have a crow to hang on her front door.  I can’t wait to gift her with a crow today at school!

DIY Fall Crow - Learn how to make this for your door!

 

Making my DIY Crow took just a few hours of my time and gave me great pleasure because I hadn’t had a craft or DIY session for weeks.

 

How to Make a DIY Crow

Materials

(Some links are affiliate.)

Pine Board (1 x 16 x 3) – Mine was $7.38 at Lowes.

Crow Template

Jigsaw

Random Orbit Sander

Sand Paper

Black Paint  (I used Behr leftover from a Rocking Chair Makeover.)

4 Ply Jute Cord

Staple Gun (An electric one is great!)

Ribbon  (I found mine in the fall décor section at Walmart.)

Glue Gun

 

Procedure

1.  Enlarge the crow silhouette using Block Posters to the desired size.  I printed mine to be two sheets of paper wide. Tape the sheets together and cut out.  Trace the crow onto the wood.  You can see that I purchased a larger sheet of wood than what I actually needed.

 

Supplies Needed to Make a Wooden Cut Out Crow

 

2.  Use a jigsaw to cut out the crow.  How to Make a DIY wood crow (Tutorial)

 

3.  Sand the crow using a palm sander.  Use sand paper for the intricate areas on the edges of the crow.  Paint the crow and after the paint dries, sand, and then paint a second coat.

4.  Attach jute cord to the back of the crow using a staple gun.

 

How to Make a DIY wood crow (Tutorial)

 

5.  Hang the crow and enjoy!

DIY Crow for fall decor

 

 

If you like this project, please pin it!

Make a DIY crow for fall door decor. Get the instructions for this easy DIY at virginiasweetpea.com

 

How much fall decorating have you done?  I’m planning to work on my mantel and living room this weekend.

Comments

  1. This is adorable! Adding it to my list of fall crafts 🙂

  2. Thank you for sharing crow template. Also found out about Silhouette Garden and Block posters, think they’ll be very handy.
    Maybe can get hubs to cut out crows for me so can use one, gift others. How sweet of you to give one of crows to your friend at school. I love giving things to people when they don’t expect it. Have to leave cutting out up to hubs as my eye sight not as good and have arthritis in hands and wrists.
    Your crow looks very handsome hanging on your door, look forward to seeing what else you make for your home. Earlier this week got my Fall decos out of shed, didn’t use as much as I used to, wanting to keep things less cluttered, easier to put away.
    Have a wonderful Fall weekend

  3. Really cute idea, Paula! The orange bow around its neck is perfect too. Pinning 🙂
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  4. This is too cute! Love that you made several out of one board. I can think of lots of ways I’d use a cut-out crow for fall too. Pinned to my Fall Decor Board!
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  5. I love this, and the little orange bow is really cute too. – Tasha

    • Thank you so much, Tasha! I’ve moved him to my porch and he’s hanging against a brick wall and I like him even better there!

  6. This little guy has such personality! I just love him! Pinned and sharing. Thank you for linking up at Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party this week!

  7. What a fun little crow Paula. So glad you were able to get some much needed creative time. Thanks for sharing your DIY crow at Shabbilicious Friday. I’m delighted to be featuring it at tomorrow’s party.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

  8. Love your crow! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

  9. I know what you mean about slowly easing into fall and Mr. Crow is just the right amount.

  10. I loved your crow so much that I am featuring him today on Snickerdoodle.

  11. Love the Crow and that screen door!!! GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing at the Monday Funday Party. — Emily
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  12. I LOVE THIS PROJECT. It helps to love crows which I do. I had a few baby crows when I was a bird rehabilitator and they are engaging and smart. I pinned your crow also. Best wishes Linda @Crafts a la mode

    • Sweet Pea says:

      Thanks, Linda! I’ve heard that crows are very smart. It’s so cool that you used to help to rehab baby crows. My cousin is an intern at a wildlife rehab place nearby and just loves it.

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