I don’t get into a lot of the fall decorations for Halloween. I don’t do scary things like skeletons and bloody hands…but scarecrows? That, I can do! Today I’m sharing how I made these fun fall scarecrows from just pumpkins, gourds and corn husks.
For this project you will need the following:
- Craft Pumpkin
- Craft Gourd
- Corn husk
- Hot glue gun/glue
- Paper clip or wire
- Wire cutter
- Sharpie Pen
The gourd will serve as the head for your scarecrow. Start out by cutting off the top portion of the gourd with the knife. You will want to cut just below the stem, since the top portion should be the size of the scarecrow’s hat.
Use your hot glue gun to glue strips of corn husk to the larger piece of gourd.
Cut your paper clip or wire to into short pieces and stick them into the gourd. This will help secure the top of the gourd back into place.
Push the top of the gourd into place, securing it with hot glue and holding it into place until it dries.
Use your Sharpie to draw a face onto the gourd. Now let’s add your scarecrow’s head to his body, which will be the pumpkin. Remove the stem from the pumpkin, then use the hot glue gun to glue the gourd to it.
Tie a piece of corn husk around the neck of your scarecrow. Cut small pieces of the husk for the scarecrow’s arms, then secure them into place with hot glue. I used small pieces of wire near the ends of the corn husk to give the illusion of hands for my scarecrows.
There you have it! I love my finished fall scarecrows. This was such a fun project to make, not to mention easy. I made my scarecrows small to use as a table decoration, but you could make them larger if you choose. Can you tell which one is me, and which one is my hubby? Hint…I have beautiful eyelashes…at least my scarecrow does!
Want to know the grand total for this project? It only cost me $6 to make both of these scarecrows! Not only was this project a fun one to make, but it is also a very frugal fall decoration for your home. Why not make some scarecrows to represent your family for fall this year?