Frugal Crafts & Homemade Gifts
Blue Jean Scarecrow Greeter
by Cyndee Kromminga
Here's a terrific outdoor (or indoor) decoration for your home during the fall months, she's as cute as could be! More...
This adorable blue jean scarecrow greeter is the perfect touch to welcoming your guests this fall. Place her at your doorstep or on your Thanksgiving table with an abundance of colorful fall leaves at her base.
1. Cut off one blue jean leg, 14" from the bottom. Sew the cut edge together using a 1/2" seam allowance. To allow the scarecrow body to stand up, sew a flat, boxed bottom, measuring 2 1/2" wide.
4. Tear a 1
1/2" x 24" strip of fall fabric. Tie the strip of fabric around the
body's opening and cinch to secure it against the picket. Tie the ends in a bow.
Apply glue under the jean neckline and press to the picket.
5. Cut several
raffia strips 11" long for the arms. Bundle the raffia. Create sleeves by
wrapping fabric around the length, allow for an inch of the raffia bundle to
stick out on each end. Overlap the fabric length and glue to hold. Tie ripped
strips of fall fabric around the wrists. Apply hot glue to the back of the
picket just above the blue jean body and attach the arms.
6. Create hair
on the top, sides and back of the cedar fence picket by hot gluing bunches of
excelsior. Rip strips of fall fabric and tie two bows. Glue the bows to the
7. Cut four small 1" squares from the fall fabric. Overlap and glue two squares on each side of the face creating the cheeks. Place the scarecrow on a flat surface, on it's back. Paint the eyes, nose and smile using the dimensional paint. Allow the paint to dry overnight.
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