Hi everybody! I am teaming up with 7 of my #Homeforthefallidays Instagram friends to bring you 8 Halloween Crafts. Please don’t forget to scroll down to the bottom of the page to check out what crafts they made!
Some people think scarecrows are just for fall but we love to use ours to decorate for Halloween too. I am not really into scary decorating for Halloween. Skulls, witches, bloody fingers are not really my thing. One decoration we do look forward to putting out every Halloween night is our scarecrow just as much as our Jack O’ lanterns.
Below is Harry Potter playing Quidditch flying on his broom catching the snitch. This was the first scarecrow we ever made.
We started making scarecrows a few years ago when we entered the Morris Arboretum‘s scarecrow contest. This is a fun craft / DIY project because it gets the whole family involved and excited. After the contest is over we get our scarecrow back right before Halloween and we love to put it out for the trick or treaters that come to our house. The kids coming for candy really enjoy it when they can recognize the scarecrows. Re-using my kids old Halloween costumes is a great way to make fun looking scarecrows for almost nothing.
A few years ago we used our Peter Pan & Captain Hook scarecrows flanking the walkway to our house where the kids had to walk under them duelling in order to get their candy:). Wish I still had a picture of that but it was a hit!!!
Although this year the arboretum’s theme is famous art and artists…it took a little more thought to make it fun for those seeing the scarecrows.
To Make Scarecrows for Halloween
(this year our scarecrow is Picasso Painting You..not sure the trick or treaters will figure that one out:)
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-6 x 3 foot T shaped Frame made of wood
-old Halloween costume
– small bale of hay
– vine wrap wire (for head)
– twine and safety pins to keep it all together
1) You start with a simple T shaped frame, roughly 6 feet tall by 3 feet wide. If you use pressure treated and exterior screws you can use the frame year after year.
2) We made our head form (when we don’t use burlap) from a wire wrapped with vine. *affliate link* 40 Feet of Vine Wrapped Rustic Feel Craft Wire I personally like the look of the straw head form in place of the burlap. It’s quick, it is actually the shape of a head so hats fit fine, and you can re-use it year to year.
3) Stuff your head with straw. We have used this head form for many a scarecrow!!!
4) Dress your scarecrow and stuff the body with straw.
5) You can either screw your scarecrow to a fence post in your yard ( this is what we do) or you can stake a foot long piece of wood in the ground and screw your scarecrow into it.
* the best thing about this project is once you have made a scarecrow all you need from year to year is some straw and a costume!!!
Don’t forget to check out these links for some more Halloween crafts!!!
- Flourish and Knot – Día de Muertos Luminaries – http://flourishandknot.com/
- Little bits of Home – Textured Jute Pumpkin – http://littlebitsofhome.
blogspot.com/2015/10/ homeforthefallidays-halloween- craft.html
- Our House Now a Home – Boo Pumpkins – http://www.ourhousenowahome.
- Pocketful of Posies – Boo Sweater Pumpkins http://www.
- Lehman Lane – Http://lehmanlane.net/diy-
scarecrows-for-Halloween/ (you are here:)
- Beauteeful Living – Spooky Chandelier – http://beauteefulliving.com/
- Oh the fun – Spider and Bats Wreath http://ohthefun.com/2015/10/
- Shabby Grace Blog – Spooky Halloween Village http://
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