DIY scarecrow tutorial for fall decor. Transforming an inexpensive JoAnn Fabrics' stick scarecrow into the talk of the town!
This DIY scarecrow tutorial is one of those crafts that is so quick and easy you just have to give it a try.
By starting with an inexpensive scarecrow you can pick up at the craft stores (JoAnn Fabrics, Home Depot, etc), you can transform it into the talk of the scarecrow town. The envy of the scarecrow neighborhood. The scarecrow to beat all scarecrows.
This is how she started off life.
Plain. Simple. A little cheap looking.
She did have a bright smile and a pretty face, so she had that going for her!
Here's what I did to make my plain Jane scarecrow into something a little more fun.
DIY Scarecrow Tutorial Using An Inexpensive Craft Store Scarecrow:
- Buy one of the super inexpensive stick scarecrows from the craft store (JoAnn Fabrics has plenty of them, I've seen them at Home Depot and Big Lots before also)
- Raid your husband's closet for clothes or pick up some cheap thrift store clothes for him/her (half-price day is your friend)
- If you can find a cute straw hat, all the better
- Stuff straw into the arms and legs of the clothing (I filled plastic grocery bags with straw and rolled them into sausage-like things to fill the arms and legs. This keeps most of the straw inside the body and not leaking out the sleeves and pant legs)
- Staple her new pants to her previously flimsy pants and button her shirt up onto her torso.
- A true scarecrow doesn't have hands or feet so need to worry about shoes or gloves. Just glue some stray straw to the inside of her pants and sleeves to make her look more authentically scarecrow-ey (Why they sell high temp glue guns without an operator's license is beyond me. That stuff is HOT, so be careful.)
- Plant her in the ground and she's good to go for the fall season!
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Pam, OMGosh you had me laughing out loud! I even read parts to my hubby!
I think she's a real 'looker', too 🙂
ha ha ha so sorry but made a hysterical post xx
You are hysterical and I love your blog because you keep it real! I have one of those cheapo scarecrows and I plan to copy this idea (without burning my fingers though....I hope!)
Musings from Kim K.
Your commentary is the BEST! By the end of the summer, our delightful scarecrow is looking downright nasty. It has a head and stump of a body. I'm pretty sure Mr. Groundhog ate him too (along with all our pumpkins, beans, cucumbers, tomatoes..etc). You get the picture.
Fun post - you did a great job!
Shabby chic Sandy
You did a great job fixing up your scarecrow 🙂
This had me smiling cheek to cheek. I can just envision you serving Martha that pumpkin martini talking scarecrows. Your masterpiece looks sweet. LOVE the sweater and the jeans. perfect for the autumn season that starts today, officially. You did good. REALLY good. ENJOY!
Heather - New House New Home
Thanks for my morning chuckle, Pam.....You brought in words exactly how I feel EVERY time I start a new project. THIS is the one that will go viral and make me tons of blogging money. THIS is the one that will get my little blog noticed. But it never happens. I'm not about to give up though.
As for your scarecrow - I think she looks cute and authentic and much better than the cheap ones from the big stores. Sorry about the burnt fingers.
Brian and Maddie made a scarecrow to sit on out old tractor in front of our house 3 years ago. One morning after a heavy rain, we found him slumped over the steering wheel. We now joke that he had a little too much hard cider and probably shouldn't be driving. Yes, we have a scarecrow with a drinking problem. I need to introduce him to a nice gal like Sally 🙂
She looks marvelous. I loved this post. I can't imagine why Martha hasn't called you yet!
Vickie @ Ranger 911
Oh, Pam, have you been inside my head?! I think we all go through the same thought process. We're all fired up to start a new project and somewhere along the line something happens and it doesn't meet our expectations. Well, I think all she needs is a double D stuffed with straw and she'll be stopping traffic! Please give it a try and let me know the outcome. Next thing you know, we'll be watching you on the Housewives of Ohio! Just when I said I was NOT going to start watching any more of that crap.....er quality tv.
Thanks for the chuckle!
She's a looker in her designer sweater. She needs a fancy handbag now.
Too cute...and funny!! You never know...her time may still come 🙂
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces
So funny, Pam! And I think she really IS a looker!
You have me laughing out loud at your visions of stardom because of your scarecrow project! LOL Great post! (And cute scarecrow!)
Awesome post! Energized me because I was laughing so hard!
Way too funny ! She is cute.
Sometimes our visions don't
always come out as we would have liked.
But at you least you tried.