Easy Autumn project!
Fair warning! This will be the “Fall Project to Do” this year, for sure. Easy, four scrap boards and a little paint. Our own Linda Gladman, of Decor Nest says, “With fall quickly approaching and our dear niece’s birthday we decided to make this “scarecrow” from leftover fence boards.”
- Wood planks
- 2x4s scrap wood for back brace
- Nails or screws, hinges, wire
- Paint, orange, black, white or whatever!
Decorations: crow cutouts, fabric flowers, raffia (straw), pinecones, barbed wire, burlap ribbon, miscellaneous ‘nose’ materials
HINT: Nail the front board on ‘from behind,’ so the nails or screws don’t show!
You can make this is one or two days!
Linda Gladman says, “Here is a pic of the front and back of my latest scarecrow. I wanted it to be free standing so we hinged the back so it would store flat.”
Sherri Calvert I’m sharing a project hubby and I made to hang on the pallet fences he made me a while back. Everything but the paint is recycled and some of it was left over from other projects. The boards are also from pallets.
Ammie Peters This is my Shutter Scarecrow that I made. I had this small wood shutter that I painted and had hubby cut and tack brim of his hat on for me. I used dried gum balls from the Sweet Gum (Liquidamber) tree in the yard for his eyes, borrowed the snowman nose for now and used an old rusty wire handle for his mouth. Used some faux straw for his hair and glued some burlap ribbon and plaid ribbon with faux flowers on his hat ..
There are plenty of ‘face designs’ here to go by!
In a miniature version you can use smaller wood like Terri Cox did
Change paint colors and decor and you’re ready for Winter!