Friday, September 28, 2012

Tabletop {Keepsake} Scarecrows DIY

 I'm just a little excited to share this project with YOU!
I made these scarecrows 
about 10 years ago...
and I LOVE to bring them out each Fall season,
because I made them with my kids clothes! 

 Even though they have raffia hair,
muslin faces, and painted button eyes....
 these little scarecrows remind me of a  
very special time!
 Muslin face, painted features, and buttons for eyes.  I stuffed the faces with polyfill, and attached the raffia with needle and thread.
He is supported by a 1" X 1" that is attached to a simple flat base.
 This beauty, is made the same way, with the addition of little button lips.
Her head is supported by a bent wire coat hanger.
I added little "patches" of scrap fabric with dark stitches.  
This year she needed a little re-stuffing in places.
Plastic bags, newspaper, or polyfill all work!
 I've used them indoors for a table top decoration. 
They have also greeted visitors on our front porch side table, 
or atop a hay bale.
 So all you Mommies and Grandmommies....
save those cute clothes and make a
keepsake scarecrow!
I think you'll enjoy seeing them every year, just like I do!!!

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