Sunday, September 20, 2015

Fence Picket Scarecrow

So one day I was strolling through my Facebook page when I came across the cutest scarecrow made of wooden pallet slats, of course I loved it and wanted to make my own.  I decided to use what I have, which is lots of old fence pickets.
First, I went to Pinterest and found my inspiration.  THIS was the cute little scarecrow that I made mine after.  So cute and what talent Megpie Designs has!  WOW!
I went out to our fence picket pile and picked out a scrap of picket fence and then I cut it off to measure 12 inches tall.  I also grabbed another scrap of wood (we save everything LOL!) that I cut off to measure 10 inches long.  Its about the thickness of a paint stick to give you reference. Then I lightly sanded them to be a bit smoother and to round off the ends of the brim piece.
These are the two colors I used for the scarecrow face and hat.  I also used a dark brown and an orange for the face, that I forgot to get in the picture! Sorry!
Using a pencil, draw a line where you want the face to stop and the hat to begin.
Using the warm buff color, paint the face area up to your line.  I tried not to get a really good coverage, because I like the rustic look.
Next I used the golden sunset color to paint the brim piece and the hat area.  Then, because I like the rustic look, I went out and sanded off the edges and ran the sander over the whole top area where I had just painted.
I grabbed my pencil again and drew in the face. Using the dark brown color, I used the end of my pencil and made two dots for the eyes.  Again I failed to show you, but I used a very small and very pointed paint brush to add the rest of the facial details.
Next, I used hot glue to attach the brim and then the little piece of burlap and a small sunflower to the scarecrow face.  Lastly, the freshly painted face was a little too bold for me, so I sanded it down lightly to achieve the look I wanted.
Here's a close up of the burlap accent.  I just snipped a little piece of burlap, pinched it in the middle and hot glued it down on the wood, then added the flower to finish it off.
Finally,  I drilled two holes in the top corners and added some jute twine to hang with and I was done!  He's so adorable if I do say so myself!

It doesn't have to be done all at once.  It is a slow process in the works! C-ya next time!

Want to see more of our fence picket projects?  See below.

Fence Picket Scarecrow: Click HERE
Fence Picket A/C Cover: Click HERE
Pretty Picket Planter: Click HERE
Picket Fence Stand: Click HERE
Picket Fence Shelf: Click HERE
Master Bathroom Mini Makeover: Click HERE
Fence Picket Wall: Click HERE

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  1. I love this- everywhere I go or click it's pumpkins, including on my own blog. LOL This scarecrow project is an inspiration to something a little different for fall. The simplicity to this project is perfect.

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

  2. Your scarecrow is adorable. I like scarecrows too, and have four of them
    in my outdoor decorations. This was such a simple but adorable project.
    Great job.
    Blessings, Nellie

  3. Oh my! This looks so cute! Pinned and tweeted. We love partying with you and we appreciate you stopping by! Please take a minute to stop by next week, so we can pin and tweet your new creation. The party starts on Monday at 7 pm! Have a great Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  4. Great work!! It looks fairly easy, too, which is a big plus. thanks for showing how. Linda @Crafts a la mode


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