Saturday, October 6, 2018

A Second Scarecrow Refurbishment

Hi, Friends,

Please join us next week for a blog tour featuring some Texas bloggers. 
I know you will be inspired. 
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I've been cleaning out some of collections. I am a collector of collections, in case that was evident.
My collection of fall accoutrements includes vintage and antique squirrels, owls, leaves, and acorns. I get a little frustrated that all this stuff takes up so much room in totes so I was trying to purge things that I didn't love or that aren't in perfect shape.

A little scarecrow's face got damaged.
He used to decorate my classroom but he came home with me at some point.
I set him in the give away pile.
We have a running give away pile which is sad on many levels but that's another post.

A casual stroll past the pile was met with a sudden epiphany. The body was in pretty good shape.

I removed the head and all of the cheap "Hobby Lobby like" details.  I had cuter stuff in my scrap pile.

The head was used as a pattern.
A quick Pinterest and eBay search yielded some face inspiration.

The cutest faces were embroidered in my opinion.

He got a new scarf, patches and buttons.

New raffia was used for his stuffing and hair.

The corn came from one of my favorite crafters.

Scarecrows are the snowmen of fall. A harbinger of all the fun decor brought out at Christmas.

I hate to break it to him but he's not scaring any crows.
What a cutie if I do say so myself.

It was a fun way to while away an evening.
Please stop in to see our tour next week.

Click on the picture for other posts you might like:

Five Fall Essentials: A Theme

A Scarecrow Refreshed With Paint

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Between Naps on the Porch
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  1. Your remake turned out way better than the original. I've pinned this for future use. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Katie, you really gave him a voice, not to mention the great new outfit and I just love the new face..Happy Weekend..Judy

  3. So cute Katie ... looking forward to your blog Tour of so many talented bloggers.
    Happy Fall.

  4. What a lucky scarecrow to have you make him over! Adorable. Looking forward to the fall tour.

  5. Katie,
    He is definitely a CUTIE!


  6. Autumn is just not complete without scarecrows and yours are wonderful!

  7. How cute! I have been wanting to make a little scarecrow! Jann of Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson shared one on the fall porches tours yesterday. I loved it. Heading to Pinterest to look for ideas!

  8. Hi Katie, I love the refurbished scarecrow! The stenciled face is just perfect!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.