How to DIY Scarecrows for Fall Decorating

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How to DIY Scarecrows for Fall Decorating

Scarecrows are fun + easy fall decorations that you can make with found objects. Include the kids for more creative fun.  I made these for Cactus Creek’s fall window display in our Weston, MO retail shop.

 

The scarecrow above started with a vintage ice container. I added some tumbleweeds for hair, magnet eyes, a pumpkin nose, and mouth from an antique roll of red tickets. My inspiration came from these magazine pics I pulled from Flea Market Style, along with the sketch of how I wanted to merchandise the window.


DIY Scarecrows for fall decorating

 

Each scarecrow was made from baskets, brooms, antique hardware, crystals & other found items. We had to cut a few things and poke some holes but it was a great treasure hunt to put them each together.

 

DIY Scarecrows for fall decorating

 

This was going to be the tallest scarecrow and I had been saving this vintage broom for this project.  Brooms are often a good merchandising prop for fall displays - next year I may do a Witch’s Flea Market theme. 

 

DIY Scarecrows for fall decorating

 

This tall harvest basket was the right height, a plastic bottom to cut and fit the broom handle.

 

 

DIY Scarecrows for fall decorating

 

DIY Scarecrows for fall decorating

 

DIY Scarecrows for fall decorating

 

The next layers were this wicker mannequin and an antique plaid blanket tied with heavy twine to hold her all together. 

 

DIY Scarecrows for fall decorating

 

I added some iron cookie cutters & an old key chain to make her face, and an antique tool to use as a hair pick.

 

DIY Scarecrows for fall decorating

 

This gal was next. Basket for a face, antique crystals for eyes, rusty scissors for a smile, and a fern for hair. 

 

DIY Scarecrows for fall decorating

 

The final result... fall fun windows for fall. All of these could be re-created for front porch fall decorating. Have fun, get creative. Stick to stuff you have lying around. The hunt through drawers adds to the creativity for sure!! 

 

DIY Scarecrows for fall decorating

 

 

DIY Scarecrows for fall decorating

 

DIY Scarecrows for fall decorating