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Cute Scarecrow Craft

September 29, 2016|Posted in: Crafter's Corner, Hearth and Home, Holidays and Seasons

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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
  • Twine
  • Small Sheet of Burlap
  • Felt
  • Rafia
  • Silk Flower
  • Plaid Wired Ribbon in Fall Colors
  • Large Button
  • Hot Glue
  • Clear Coat Spray

Here’s What to Do:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Using the hot glue gun, glue one circle onto each side of the felt circle.
  5. When your bottle is dry use acrylic paint to cover the entire bottle in the color of your choice and allow to dry.
  6. When your bottle is dry, slide the hat brim that you made from felt and burlap onto the neck of the bottle.
  7. Apply modge podge to the neck of your bottle and wrap the twine around all the way to the top.
  8. Finish your hat by using hot glue to attach a fall colored flower to the hat between the brim and the top section.
  9. Using acrylic paint make a cute face for your scarecrow and allow time for it to dry.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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!

Don’t want to make your own?  You can purchase one already made in Our Store or here in our Etsy shop.


You might also enjoy:

Happy Autumn Scarecrow Coloring Page

and Friendly Scarecrow Cutout Craft

Scarecrow Cutout Craft

Also, check out these related products from Amazon.  If you click on the photos or the descriptions below, you’ll be redirected to Amazon where you can purchase the products.

Boy and Girl Autumn Scarecrows Holding Bamboo Basket

Autumn Harvest Scarecrow Stakes, 28″ ~ Pack of 2 (Orange and Burgandy)

Scarecrow Pumpkin Poke-Ins

Boy and Girl 32″ High Scarecrow with Plaid Outfits Autumn Decoration

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  1. Beverly
    October 8, 2016

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    These are so adorable. What a great way to use my used wine bottles. They are great for fall and Thanksgiving.
    Thanks for sharing at Turn it Up Tuesday,

  2. Linda Nelson
    October 10, 2016

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    Absolutely adorable!

  3. The Happy Creations
    October 11, 2016

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    I love this. What a creative way to make a scarecrow.
    Congratulations it’s been voted Best of the Best.
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful creation with Turn It Up Tuesday.

  4. Ruth
    October 7, 2017

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    How many layers of tissue paper did you use to cover the bottle?
    Can I spray paint the bottle after the tissue paper dries, or should I only use acrylic paint?

    • LoriGraceH
      October 9, 2017

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      Ruth, I just used one layer of tissue paper to cover the bottle. I think it would work just fine to use spray paint.

  5. Dee | Grammy's Grid
    September 12, 2018

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    How cute! You’re very crafty. Didn’t know you had shops for your crafts! Shared x 4 ♥

  6. Sylvia
    September 12, 2018

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    Wow! Really cute scarecrow! Great idea for using old bottles!

  7. Sherryl Wilson
    September 13, 2018

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    These are too cute! My thought was they could also be used as gifts because they are so easy to make.

  8. clearissa
    September 13, 2018

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    Oh those are the cutest and that is definitely a craft project that I would try. Cute, cute, cute.

  9. Catherine Sokolowski
    September 13, 2018

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    Adorable! Love them!

  10. Nancy W
    September 13, 2018

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    How cute are these! Look like a craft project I could handle!
    – Nancy (Nancy On The Home Front )

  11. Stacey | Food Safety Superhero
    September 13, 2018

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    This is so cute. I’m going to make this with my grandson next weekend. I love doing arts and crafts with him.

  12. Helen
    September 14, 2018

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    What super cute scarecrow! I may make one for the front of my house. Pinning!

  13. Kathy
    October 7, 2018

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    These are adorable and would love to make them but I don’t follow how to make the hat?

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  15. Dee | Grammy's Grid
    August 9, 2019

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    Thanks so much for linking up your post at the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty 42!

    August 10, 2019

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    These are so cute, thanks for linking up with us at the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty 42

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    August 23, 2019

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    Congrats Lori! Your post is FEATURED at the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty 43. Party open now.

  18. Debbie
    September 15, 2019

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    This is so darn cute. I have my neighbor give me her empty wine bottles. I don’t drink too often but she loves her wine. So I’ve got 4 and all the stuff in my craft supplies to make these. Thanks for sharing the details with me.

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