How to make a scarecrow in 62 fun illustrations
Today’s theme is how to make a scarecrow. When autumn is upon us, we want to protect the garden from birds interested in plants and cultivated trees. The scarecrow is a nice way to help keep the little invaders away, but also to make a wonderful decoration. It is true that the idea of making a scarecrow is a little nostalgic but nowadays we talk a lot about recycling and every day we throw a lot of everyday objects that remain unused – cans, corks, paper bags or jute, wooden slats, pallets and many others. Think of the many possibilities you have to recycle and recreate your unused or old items that you intended to discard. A few useless sticks, old shirts and pants that nobody will wear anymore, a forgotten football in the attic, a few buttons left in a box and a bit of straw. That’s all you need to be able to craft a large classic scarecrow that will scare birds and bring rustic charm to your garden.
Here is the traditional recipe for making a straw man a little forgotten: The skeleton of the man in straw is made with two sticks with which one forms a cross. Then we take the clothes and put them on the construction so that we form the body of the man. The next step is to string the shirt and pants and stuff them. The most important thing is to create a scarecrow that will withstand rain and snow. That is to say that you must use for its padding materials that do not fear water like rags, straw and others. Do not forget the silicone gel that is used more and more for soft toys and pillows. For the creation of the head you have several variants – a tin, a cushion, a balloon, a simple bag of jute or of course a pumpkin. All you need to do is draw a little to make the face. All you have to do is access a little bit of your modern scarecrow – put a hat on your head, boots, a scarf and whatever else you want. Noises and movements are very important to really scare birds. For this reason we advise you to add some hanging objects that will float in the wind and produce rustling.
But there are still many easier options to make a scarecrow. You can do it only with a few tricks like flowerpots, jute bags, hats and without having to build a body. The scarecrow is not just for the garden. It’s also a clever decoration for the interior that some online sites offer. If you want to know how to make a scarecrow and learn the stuff for its embellishment, see our beautiful ideas in photos. And if you want to buy a scarecrow like the ones shown in the photos, be aware that the sites ebay.com and etsy.com offer many of these nice creations.
Check out all our photos to understand how to make a scarecrow and what are the possibilities you have to beautify your straw man
If you want to learn how to make a scarecrow by yourself or you want to buy an original creation, you will invite the good mood of autumn at home
How to make a scarecrow? This is one of the easiest variants
For those of you who live in a city here is a site where you can buy decorative straw
Autumnal door wreath to welcome the season of flamboyant colors
Scarecrow in cans and funnel
A fun idea how to use flower pots
Find multiple creations like this on Etsy.com
Scarecrow easy to do with a straw hat
A burlap bag in some dry leaves for hair and the scarecrow is ready!
An easy scarecrow that you can make with your kids
It is a cover designed and transformed into a man’s face which will be a nice decoration for your garden
It’s not at all difficult to create this original diy decoration
For this scarecrow you must pierce the pots and attach them as you see fit
Have you ever thought of making a crown with a straw hat?
With the arrival of autumn pumpkins are everywhere, you can enjoy!
Friendly straw man who can scare birds but who will charm children
Easy and fun – turn jute bags into scarecrows
A bright straw man
A cute lady with blue tutu – who said that straw men can only be men?
Small scarecrows for your favorite flower pot
A brilliant idea for the garden – citrus witch