Saturday, October 6, 2018

A Second Scarecrow Refurbishment


Hi, Friends,


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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.
Katie

Click on the picture for other posts you might like:

Five Fall Essentials: A Theme

A Scarecrow Refreshed With Paint

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8 comments :

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

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  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

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

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

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  5. Katie,
    He is definitely a CUTIE!

    Judith

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

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  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!

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

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