I’ve had a few people email me asking me how I made my pumpkin scarecrows. So here goes. . . .
light-up pumpkin in a size that correlates with the size scarecrow you want to make.
clothes – I bought mine at Goodwill for around $4.00.
2 or 3 1x2’s for the frame (depending on the size scarecrow).
4”x4” piece of wood to attach head
exterior wood glue
I assembled the clothes together and laid them on the floor with the arms outstretched. Measure across the arms to determine how wide to cut one 1x2 (I didn’t go the whole width of the arms, I cut mine a little shorter). Next measure down from the shoulders to the hip area to get the length for another piece of 1x2 (add an additional 1 1/2” to length). Measure across the hips and cut another piece. Finally, measure the length of the legs and cut 2 pieces 2-3” longer than measurement.
To assemble, lay the arm piece on top of the body piece and attach with exterior wood glue and screws. Next, attach the 4”x4” head plate (see diagram below). Finally, attach the hip piece and then the leg pieces.
Set the pumpkin on the head plate and attach with wood glue and screws from underneath.
Add the clothes to the frame using a staple gun to attach.
Decorate as desire with raffia, hats, etc.
To display, I wire mine to different objects to hold in place (i.e. picket fence, chair, metal fence post pounded into ground, etc.)
I’ve got a couple of projects in the works that I hope to share with you soon. I’m working on a “now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t” project and painting my Rec room. Hopefully. I’ll have pictures to share early next week.
I completed this Stacy Nash Primitives cross stitch picture. (Sorry! Not a very good picture!))
And I’m working on this Jenny Hoffman sampler now. I should have it done in a couple of days.
I hope to see you back here on Friday with recipes for No Fuss Pork Chops and English Apple Pie!
Until Next Time. . . .Kris