It is fun to dress up your home for autumn but that doesn’t mean dressing it up can’t also be functional. You still have grocery lists, to-do lists, letters to mail… the list goes on and on. Wouldn’t it be great to have a way to keep all of your notes and lists in one place that is actually festive and pretty to look at? (If you said no, I’m worried about you, unless you haven’t had your coffee yet, in which case I understand completely.) This adorable autumn scarecrow note holder does just that and you can make it in about 10 minutes!
- 9 Large Craft Sticks
- 2 Black Buttons
- 1 Orange Heart Button
- Black, Green, and Brown Acrylic Paint
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue
- Leaf and Acorn Embellishments
- Small Wooden Clothespin
- Burlap Ribbon
Place one craft stick on your work surface at an angle and then glue 6 craft sticks perpendicular to it. (See picture above.)
Glue some straw to another craft stick to create the “hair”. The pieces on the outside edges should be longer and the pieces in the middle should be kept short. (Think fringy bangs.) Once your straw is in place, glue craft sticks (straw side down) to your scarecrow parallel with the existing perpendicular stick.
Glue down you 2 black buttons for eyes. Next, glue your orange heart button upside down for the nose.
Paint on the mouth as pictures using your black paint.
Paint the top of your craft sticks green for the hat as pictured.
Paint the perpendicular stick brown and allow paint to dry completely.
- If you do not have sealed craft sticks (mine were not) it may require a second coat of both green and brown paint.
Flip your scarecrow over. Break the last craft stick in half and glue it to the back as pictured. This helps to stabilize your scarecrow.
Glue on your clothespin being sure that it can be pressed open from the front of your scarecrow.
Next, glue your embellishments to the lower right side of the brim. I layered 2 leaves and a dimensional acorn, but you can do it in any variety you like.
Glue on your length of burlap ribbon to hang it by and enjoy.
- If you are concerned about the back of the scarecrow being “ugly” simply cut a piece of matching felt to size and glue it over top of the entire back. Since it will be against the wall, I wasn’t concerned about it.
This little guy is just too stinking cute! You will love having him greet you on your wall every day. Maybe he’ll even get you a little excited about your to-do list! (Or not, but either way you’ll have something adorable to look at.)
Don’t want the autumn craft fun to end? Get more ideas here!
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