Scarecrow & Snowman
With Thanksgiving here tomorrow, and Fall close to being over, I’m running a little bit late with this craft. I saw a post on HGTV awhile back, and thought that this would be fun to make. Heading for the local hardware store, I was able to find everything that I needed, and actually built the whole thing myself, with no help from the husband! It was really fun to make, and could be changed up however you wanted! Using stuff that I already had around the house, it saved me a lot of money in the end.
I hope this craft idea will help you get ready for the Fall & Winter holidays, and give you some ideas of how to decorate your home. If you make one, be sure and share a photo on my FB page, with what you come up with. I’d love to see it!
I sure hope that you like the tutorial, and pray that you have a blessed day!
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- (4) 1×4 x 4’ or 5′ pine boards
- (2) 1×4 x 2’ pine boards
- 1.5” Nails
- Wood Stain & Cloth
- Acrylic Craft Paint & Roller or Brush
- Addt’l Décor
- & Time!
Instructions for the Reversible Scarecrow & Snowman:
After heading to the hardware store, to get some of the pieces that I needed, I went out in the garage and got to work. I started by cutting one of the 1″x4″x4′ pieces in half. This will be used for the hat brim.
Next, I laid out the other 4 boards together on stands in the garage, to make it easier to assemble.
Using the 1.5″ nails, I laid one of the cut pieces across a bit unevenly at the top to create the hat brim. Flipping the whole piece over carefully, I then lined up the other smaller piece and nailed that in, as well.
Now it was time to start staining the one side. Using a light color as the face/body, and darker color as the hat, I just made it a bit easier and bought spray stain. After the stain was applied, I used a few rags to apply it and clean it up. The amount of application that you do, is up to you. I went with two, since I ended up wanting it a bit darker.
Leaving the stain to dry for a few hours, I went back into the garage and started on the other side. Flipping the stained piece over, I applied white paint to the face/body and black to the hat. I was sure to open the garage up for some ventilation, since it was a super cold day. It might be better to do this outside, but I just didn’t want to freeze.
Now it’s time to let that paint dry. While I was waiting, I started on some of the things that I would add to the front and the back. I had some wooden stars in my craft drawer, that I’d never used and thought they would be perfect for the buttons on the snowman. Using some black paint, I got those painted, and then attached them with more nails.
I trimmed a piece of scrap wood, and made something that would look a nose for the snowman. Using some orange craft paint, I finished it up to look like a carrot.
Finding some buttons in my craft drawer, I thought they would be perfect for the eyes. I just used some more nails to attach those to the front and back. I thought about gluing it, but was worried with the cold, how long it would stay adhered. Praying the nails don’t fail, even though it was tricky to attach them!
Now it was time to dress them up a bit. I had a few extra handkerchiefs in my closet that I never used, so I decided to give them a new life. Using nails again, I attached them to the sides of the wood. This really helped to make the piece sturdy. You can always use perforated metal straps to attach each piece along the very bottom, if you wish, but I didn’t think it was necessary. I also drew on a mouth for the scarecrow with a large black marker.
Now it’s time to just enjoy it. Heading to our front porch, I just set out the scarecrow and will be flipping it over in about a week, when we go to put our Christmas lights up. I can’t wait to enjoy it for longer next year!
I hope you and your family have great Autumn & Winter seasons. Stay safe and stay warm! What do you think? I hope you like it! Please take a minute to leave me a comment on what you would like to create, and maybe if you have any tips on how to do it different, or better!
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“Yes, and from ancient days I am he. No one can deliver out of my hand. When I act, who can reverse it?”.”–Isaiah 43:13
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