FFf Eclectic Red Barn: Fall Scare Crow From Recycled Items

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Fall Scare Crow From Recycled Items

Scare Crow From Recycled Items

Last week I shared my new front porch wreaths for fall. You can read that here. In the picture was my new scare crow. With covid here, I have been trying to create projects without having to go shopping. So this scarecrow is made entirely from items around the house. I will share how you could adjust this project to things you might have instead of mine. She turned pretty cute for a scare crow.

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Let's begin to make this scare crow. 

1. You need a board. You can make it any size you want. Hubby happened to have this want in his stash so it began mine. I gave it a light sand.
Wooden scare crow. Share NOW. #falldecor #scarecrow #fall #recycling #eclecticredbarn

2. I used a zig saw to round the corners and create a stem. This would be my "pumpkin top" for my scare crow. I only had bright orange paint so I mixed in some blue to make it darker and a little more brownish. I painted the stem green.
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3. The rest of the board I painted white. I painted both sides. I did have to paint the white part 2 times.
Wooden scare crow. Share NOW. #falldecor #scarecrow #fall #recycling #eclecticredbarn

4.  Added some hair, since she was going to be a girl. I also added two eyes.  I just used hot glue to place them below the orange paint. You don't have to get too fussy since a ban will go over top of the hair. If you had curly yarn you could use that. 

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5.  I thought the yarn was a little flat so I added some curls. I wrapped the yarn around knitting needles and applied some Modge Podge. I let it dry and I had curls. I added some pink for the cheeks and drew a line with a magic marker for the mouth. 

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6. For the head ban and the nose I used a section of a down spout. I saw one lying there that we took down and hubby so it was no good, it was perfect. Hubby cut out the ribbed section for me and a triangle for the nose. I had some silver spray paint so used that on both pieces.  If you do not have a down spout lying around, you could use sheet metal, flashing, even a decorative piece of wood trim,  or a yard stick. 

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7. She needs something on top. I found this sunflower. I just had to remove some of the back so it would lay flat. 
 
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8. When we cleaned my daughters garage, I still had stuff there and I found this coo coo clock. It was only some parts but on the top was a wooden bird. I thought this would be a great addition to my scare crow.

Wooden scare crow. Share NOW. #falldecor #scarecrow #fall #recycling #eclecticredbarn

Wooden scare crow. Share NOW. #falldecor #scarecrow #fall #recycling #eclecticredbarn


9. She is getting almost completed. I decided to paint the word  "Fall" down the front. I didn't have any orange paint. Hubby said to go buy some and I said, no, I am trying not to go out. I found some bronze paint color, not even sure where that came from. I also added a bow from fabric I had. 

Wooden scare crow. Share NOW. #falldecor #scarecrow #fall #recycling #eclecticredbarn

10. I wanted to stand up so hubby cut some boards that we attached to the sides.  I painted them white to match.

Wooden scare crow. Share NOW. #falldecor #scarecrow #fall #recycling #eclecticredbarn

Now she graces my front porch. 

Wooden scare crow. Share NOW. #falldecor #scarecrow #fall #recycling #eclecticredbarn

What do you think? Not bad for all recycled items.

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9 comments :

  1. This is so adorable and perfect for my front porch! You always have the cutest ideas! Thank you and Happy Fall!

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    1. Thank you for the sweet words about my scare crow. She is pretty cute sitting out there. and she didn't cost me a thing. That's even better.
      Have a great week.
      Hugs,
      Bev

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  2. That really did turn out pretty cute for a scarecrow! I love that you were able to make it from all recycled items. What a fun fall decoration.

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    1. Amy,
      I am really pleased with how she turned out and that fact that I could use all recycle materials. No cost here. Hope you have a lovely week.
      Hugs,
      Bev

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    1. Carol,
      Thank you so those kind words. I do like here.
      Have a wonderful week.
      Hugs,
      Bev

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    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn
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  5. This is one cute fall decor project:) I do love upcycling projects, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Kasia,
      Thank you so much for the kind words about my scarecrow. I think she is adorable too. I like recycled projects.
      Hugs,
      Bev

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