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Repurposed Canvas Art For Halloween

My twin sister and I are throwing  Halloween a party this year.  We've been collecting and gathering fun decor items to spookify the rooms. However, we needed something spooky above the fireplace -  A collection of spooky photos? A painting? What?

But where to find something not too expensive? Enter this art canvas my sister was no longer using - just plain, simple birds on a wire. She gave it to me to repurpose some time ago and it's been sitting in my art studio waiting for its chance to be used again.
Of course! We can use it for our mantel picture. What if I tweaked the birds to become crows and added a moon behind them? And turned the wire into a tree branch?

I pulled up images of crows on Google and got to work, sketching out the crow shapes over the existing birds with a piece of charcoal then filling in with acrylic paint:

A short time later, I had this:

Then a quick styling of the mantel and poof! Instant spookiness!

It was quick and easy to do and a good way to reuse an old canvas piece of art (if you don't have one already, you can find them at the thrift store for a few dollars).

Come back Monday to see the full Halloween party reveal!

I'm sharing here:
Happy Halloween Link Party
Thoughts Of Home On Thursday
Vintage Charm Party


  1. What an clever idea! And your birds are so spookily pretty!

    Happy day friend!

    1. Thank you! It was great the birds were already there - they just needed to be transformed! :o)

      Have a wonderful day too!

  2. Your are so creative and of course a beautiful Artist and a sweet spirit to match!

  3. That's such a cool idea! It turned out great!!


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    1. :o) Thanks! It's going to be a blast! Having too much fun decorating - lol.

  5. Cute, cute,cute-right down to their beady little eyes. xo Diana

  6. That's pretty brilliant, Cecilia! That's going to be the decoration that catches everybody's eye. :)

  7. Hi Cecilia, This is outstanding. I love how your transformed the wonderful piece already to a GRAND piece for your Halloween party. It looks fabulous above your mantel. What a statement to the room. Thanks for sharing!! xo

    1. Thank you, Celestina Marie! It was fun to transform it!

  8. Love it! It will be a great party I'm sure!


  9. Love it Cecilia ... you really brought out the true personality of those cute little birds ... especially the one on the right ... wonder what he is saying!
    Audrey Z.

  10. This is such a great idea and it looks wonderful for Halloween decor. Thanks for sharing at the Happy Halloween Link Party. Pinning.

    1. Thank you, Beverly! Thanks for the pin. :-)

  11. Cecilia, you are so the painting and it is my kind of spooky! Love your mantel all decked out too!
    I can't wait to see the rest!!
    Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Kimberley

    1. Thank you, Kimberley! It was a fun project. We're having fun decorating the house and planning spooky food! Thanks for stopping in!

  12. Wow what a great idea. Spooktacular!!!! Have a fun Halloween.

  13. This is so very cute and clever! Have a wonderful weekend.

  14. Just wanted to let you know your clever art project is being featured at tomorrow's Vintage Party!


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