Thursday, September 12, 2013

My Cute Little Scarecrow

 
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?
 
Enjoy!
 
Till next time, Judy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

27 comments:

  1. Judy, I love that new outfit he is wearing. You are a very good crafter. :):) He does look good standing in the ivy. xoxo,Susie

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  2. Cute! You better not be outside long. You may end up face down in that ivy with this heat. I think a skeleton amongst the ivy would be cute too. A name...let me go take a gander at him again. Chester?
    Brenda

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  3. I just hope you aren't planning on this little scarecrow actually scaring anything, he's too cute!

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  4. That's such a great idea! Take something cute...and make it even better! I love it!

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  5. Judy, you are unbelievable. What a difference! He really is cute. I love the new face, too. I would name him "JJ" (for Judy & John). xo

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  6. He's so cute in his burlap overalls. I'm impressed that you were able to make new clothes for him AND a new face! He's cute in your garden.

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  7. How cute, Judy, and I would never have thought of doing this! You're something else.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  8. Judy
    He looks a whole lot better in his new wardrobe!
    Great idea.

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  9. Great job Judy - he is so cute. Like all the clothes you made.
    Mary

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  10. Yours is so much cuter. Darling little guy. You can do anything Judy.

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  11. A much happier scarecrow. Love the blue on his sleeve, looks like lace but I can see it is part of the sack.
    Joy

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  12. Lovely makeover on your scarecrow, Judy! He does look cute, and I love the rustic materials you used. If I think of a good name I'll pop back!
    Have a lovely day!
    Helen x

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  13. I have an old falling apart scarecrow that I use every year. I never thought of giving him a new outfit. Clever you...and you have given me an idea.
    I think blogs are wonderful for sharing ideas. Thanks, Balisha

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  14. What a great idea...I have some that could definately use some help!

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  15. He's adorable, Judy! What a neat transformation!

    xo
    Claudia

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  16. What a cute scarecrow, Judy!
    You did a wonderful job on his make-over!
    Enjoy.
    xo

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  17. Hi Judy, So nice to meet you and see this cutie. Looks like you are ready for fall. By the time I'm ready for fall, it's winter. Following you on Bloglovin.

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  18. What a cutie! How 'bout Raybo (or Ray Boy) after Ray Bolger, who played the scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz?

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  19. Well, if it isn't just like you to strip a scarecrow naked! lol He looks VERY cute in his burlap duds-hope they aren't too scratchy for the poor fellow! Cute, Judy, Cute- xo Diana

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  20. Judy,
    Your transformed Scarecrow is adorable. You need to make a few of these to sell in the shop. How adorable is he?!!! Too cute. I like him out in the greenery too.
    Kris

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  21. I hear about you stripping the poor little guy from Brenda, lol.

    Great job, and he is looking much better with the clothes that you have made him, bet he's happy.

    Muddy Boot Dreams has moved, could you update your links for me please, to www.muddybootdreams.com

    Thanks so much.

    Jen

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  22. What a cute scarecrow! I think I have one buried in my garage somewhere that I got at Michaels years ago. I'm sure he'd need new stuffing and probably some new clothes as well.

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  23. Scarecrows are just the best fall decoration. They remind me of The Wizard of Oz. You did a good job redressing him.

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  24. Judy,

    He is TOO cute! I hope the crows don't get a crush on him!

    Poppy

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