My cute little scarecrow in the front flowerbed!! Let me tell you how I made (or remade) him!!
I bought this scarecrow which is 3' tall at Michaels. He was $9.99 but I always have a coupon to use. He was cute but I wanted one a little bit different.
So, I literally stripped him of all of his clothes except I left his shoes alone. I guarantee you, that the price for him is worth the skeletal structure alone. He is very substantial and stands alone. Poor unclothed scarecrow!
Here he is finished. I took each piece of his clothing and remade it in burlap. His shirt is an old burlap potatoe sack. I added more straw everywhere except his feet because I knew I was going to use him in the flowerbed and they would not show.
Here he is standing by the front door but I liked him much better out in the flower bed with all of the greenery.
Here's a close up of him with his sunflower on his hat and a black crow on his arm. Something else I did was add a dowel across the arms to make them stand straight out sideways. It was very simple to do after I got all of his clothes removed.
Another thing I did was to cover his face with cream colored burlap and then repaint it with a different face. I just used acrylic paint and black magic marker.
So, he will be standing out here to welcome everyone who comes by and say "Happy Fall". I really think he needs a name, any suggestions?
Till next time, Judy