Today’s theme for the day is how to make a scarecrow. When autumn knocks on our doors we want to protect the garden from birds that are interested in cultivated plants and trees. The scarecrow is a nice way that helps us to keep small invaders away but also to make a wonderful decoration. It’s true that the idea of making a scarecrow is a bit nostalgic, but nowadays we talk a lot about recycling and every day we throw away several everyday objects that remain unused – cans, corks, paper or jute bags, wooden slats, pallets and many others. Think about the many possibilities you have to recycle and recreate your unused or old items that you intended to throw away. A few unnecessary sticks, the old shirts and pants that no one will wear anymore, a football left in the attic, a few buttons left in a box and a bit of straw. This is all you need to be able to DIY a classic large scarecrow that will scare off birds and add rustic charm to your garden.
Here is the traditional recipe for making a man out of straw, a little forgotten: The skeleton of the man in straw is made with two sticks with which we form 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 tie up the shirt and pants and stuff them. The most important thing is to create a scarecrow that will withstand rain and snow. That is, you should use materials that are not afraid of water such as rags, straw and the like for its padding. Don’t forget the silicone gel that is increasingly used for soft toys and pillows. For the creation of the head you have several variations – a tin can, a pillow, a ball, a simple burlap bag or of course a pumpkin. All you need to do is draw a little bit to make the face. All that’s left is to acessorise your modern scarecrow a little bit – put on a hat, boots, scarf, and whatever else you want. Noises and movements are very important to be able to really scare the 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 several much easier options to craft a scarecrow. You can do this with just a few small things like flowerpots, burlap bags, hats, and without having to build a body. The scarecrow isn’t just for the garden. It is also a clever decoration for the interior that a few online sites offer. If you want to know how to make a scarecrow and learn the tips for embellishing it, see our wonderful ideas in photos. And if you want to buy a scarecrow like the ones shown in the photos, know that ebay.com and etsy.com offer several of these cool creations..
Check out all of our photos to understand how to make a scarecrow and what possibilities you have to beautify your straw man
If you want to learn how to make a scarecrow on your own or you want to buy an original creation, you will invite the good mood of autumn to your home
How to make a scarecrow? This is one of the easiest variations
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 tin cans and funnel
A fun idea how to use flower pots
Find several designs like this on Etsy.com
Easy scarecrow with a straw hat
A bag of jute in a few 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 that 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 hole the pots and join them as you see fit
Have you ever thought of making a wreath with a straw hat?
With the arrival of autumn pumpkins are everywhere, you can enjoy them!
Friendly straw man who can scare the birds but who will charm the children
Easy and fun – turn burlap bags into scarecrows
A luminous straw man
Cute lady with blue tutu – who said straw men can only be men?
Tiny scarecrows for your favorite flowerpot
A brilliant idea for the garden – pumpkin witch