Autumn Scarecrow Note Holder

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!

Decorating your house for fall doesn't mean you have to sacrifice function for festive. This adorable autumn scarecrow note holder has both!

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Materials

Decorating your house for fall doesn't mean you have to sacrifice function for festive. This adorable autumn scarecrow note holder has both!

Step 1

Place one craft stick on your work surface at an angle and then glue 6 craft sticks perpendicular to it. (See picture above.)

 

Decorating your house for fall doesn't mean you have to sacrifice function for festive. This adorable autumn scarecrow note holder has both!

Step 2

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.

 

Decorating your house for fall doesn't mean you have to sacrifice function for festive. This adorable autumn scarecrow note holder has both!

Step 3

Glue down you 2 black buttons for eyes.  Next, glue your orange heart button upside down for the nose.

 

Decorating your house for fall doesn't mean you have to sacrifice function for festive. This adorable autumn scarecrow note holder has both!

Step 4

Paint on the mouth as pictures using your black paint.

 

Decorating your house for fall doesn't mean you have to sacrifice function for festive. This adorable autumn scarecrow note holder has both!

Step 5

Paint the top of your craft sticks green for the hat as pictured.

 

Decorating your house for fall doesn't mean you have to sacrifice function for festive. This adorable autumn scarecrow note holder has both!

Step 6

Paint the perpendicular stick brown and allow paint to dry completely.

Tip:

  • If you do not have sealed craft sticks (mine were not) it may require a second coat of both green and brown paint.

 

Decorating your house for fall doesn't mean you have to sacrifice function for festive. This adorable autumn scarecrow note holder has both!

Step 7

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.

 

Decorating your house for fall doesn't mean you have to sacrifice function for festive. This adorable autumn scarecrow note holder has both!

Step 8

Glue on your clothespin being sure that it can be pressed open from the front of your scarecrow.

 

Decorating your house for fall doesn't mean you have to sacrifice function for festive. This adorable autumn scarecrow note holder has both!

Step 9

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.

 

Decorating your house for fall doesn't mean you have to sacrifice function for festive. This adorable autumn scarecrow note holder has both!

Step 10

Glue on your length of burlap ribbon to hang it by and enjoy.

Note:

  • 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.

Decorating your house for fall doesn't mean you have to sacrifice function for festive. This adorable autumn scarecrow note holder has both!

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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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
  • C’mon Get Crafty

    Love that this is both adorable and functional!! So glad you shared it with us at Merry Monday – hope you will link up with us again this week!

    • Thank you! Love double-duty decor!