Welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection blog hop! This month we're creating projects for fall, harvest or Halloween. I've been wanting to make a scarecrow for years. We always have the materials around the house - worn out jeans, an old shirt, boots, and old hat and work gloves. So it was easy to collect a pile of scarecrow makin's.
For the head, I used a burlap sack that I've been saving for just this purpose. I also had some fabric scraps with sticky backing left over from a previous project. I cut the eyes, nose and cheeks from the fabric and stitched a mouth with embroidery floss. Then, I stuffed him using a pillow for the main part of the body and newspaper for the rest. I stuck a few pieces of grass here and there and found a rusty garden rake for him to hold.
I'm glad I finally took the time to put him together. He's a fine addition to the back porch! He looks happy there, don't you think?
Happy Fall Crafting!