Cute Scarecrow Craft
What’s more fun than a Scarecrow in Autumn? These friendly, cheerful fellows are a fun symbol of my absolute favorite season – Autum, with it’s crisp cool air and beautiful fall colors; I love it and I love scareacrows! I have several to decorate my home. I get them out in September and keep them up all the way until Thanksgiving. In October I add some Halloween decorations, then in November I put those away and Thanksgiving decorations to my scarecrow decor. I’ve even made several scarecrow crafts of my own.
Here’s one of my favorites – an easy craft you can make to add some cheer to your home this fall. It’s simple enough that even the kids can make one of their very own!
Cute Scarecrow Craft
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- Large bottle with a neck
- Tissue Paper
- Modge Podge
- Acrylic Paint
- Small Sheet of Burlap
- Silk Flower
- Plaid Wired Ribbon in Fall Colors
- Large Button
- Hot Glue
- Clear Coat Spray
Here’s What to Do:
- Cover your bottle (I used a large wine bottle) with tissue paper held in place with modge podge. Be sure to apply the modge podge underneath as well as over the tissue paper.
- While your bottle dries,find something round of the approximate size you’d like the brim of your hat and trace a circle onto your felt. Cut the felt circle out and then cut a circle inside of that circle so that it will slide onto the neck of your bottle.
- Trace two circles onto the burlap that are slightly larger than the felt circle. Cut a circle in the center of each of these so that they will slide onto the neck of your bottle.
- Using the hot glue gun, glue one circle onto each side of the felt circle.
- When your bottle is dry use acrylic paint to cover the entire bottle in the color of your choice and allow to dry.
- When your bottle is dry, slide the hat brim that you made from felt and burlap onto the neck of the bottle.
- Apply modge podge to the neck of your bottle and wrap the twine around all the way to the top.
- Finish your hat by using hot glue to attach a fall colored flower to the hat between the brim and the top section.
- Using acrylic paint make a cute face for your scarecrow and allow time for it to dry.
- When the scarecrow’s face is dry, spray the bottle with clear coat spray to add some shine and protection. Take care not to get much clear coat on your scarecrow’s hat.
- When the scarecrow’s face is dry, use the hot glue gun to attach rafia around the base of the hat. Cut shorter peices of rafia for above the face.
- Finally, attach the plaid ribbon, bow and button to the bottom of your bottle.
Display your cute scarecrow in your home throughout the fall season!
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