How to make a scarecrow to deck out your porch for Fall

How to make a scarecrow to deck out your porch for Fall

Make a scarecrow to decorate this Fall! It’s easy with this step by step tutorial!

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Make a scarecrow to deck out your porch for fall! It’s easy with this step by step tutorial.

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Make a scarecrow to deck out your porch for fall! It’s easy with this step by step tutorial.
Make a scarecrow to deck out your porch for fall! It’s easy with this step by step tutorial.
Make a scarecrow to deck out your porch for fall! It’s easy with this step by step tutorial.
Make a scarecrow to deck out your porch for fall! It’s easy with this step by step tutorial.
Make a scarecrow to deck out your porch for fall! It’s easy with this step by step tutorial.

Supplies

Wood
Screws or nails
Flannel shirt size 3T or 4T (Here are some cute ones on Amazon)
The leg cut off a used pair of jeans (Needs to be wide enough to slide on the 6″ piece of wood)
Paint
FREE Scarecrow Face Template (grab it below)
Hot glue
Straw Hat (Child sized)
Raffia

Make a scarecrow

    1. Cut four pieces of wood:
      1- 2″ x 4″ x 28″ (body)
      1- 1″ x 2″ x 18″ (arms)
      2- 2″ x 3″ x 14″ (base pieces)Make a scarecrow to deck out your porch for fall! It’s easy with this step by step tutorial.
    2. Build the base by centering one of the 2″ x 3″ base pieces at the base of the 4″ board (body) and attach with two screws or nails.
      (If you need clarification, see below to see the finished base)Make a scarecrow to deck out your porch for fall! It’s easy with this step by step tutorial.
    3. Attach the other 2″ x 3″ piece on the back of the base of the 4″ board.Make a scarecrow to deck out your porch for fall! It’s easy with this step by step tutorial.
      The base should now look like this: Make a scarecrow to deck out your porch for fall! It’s easy with this step by step tutorial.
    4. Slide the leg of jeans on the vertical board. It only needs to go about halfway up the board so if it’s way too long, trim the extra off. Leave the hemmed end for the bottom and extra for bagging it out a bit.
      Make a scarecrow to deck out your porch for fall! It’s easy with this step by step tutorial.
    5. To find a good place for the face and the arm board, slide the shirt on the board and put the hat on the head. Adjust things until you like how they look.
      Make a scarecrow to deck out your porch for fall! It’s easy with this step by step tutorial.
    6. Trace the face you’d like to have on your scarecrow.Enter your info to get the FREE scarecrow face template!

Make a scarecrow to deck out your porch for fall! It’s easy with this step by step tutorial.

7. Take the last board and work it into the arms of the flannel shirt. Position it where you’d like it to be, then screw it in place.

8. Paint the face and let it thoroughly dry.
Make a scarecrow to deck out your porch for fall! It’s easy with this step by step tutorial.

9. Put the hat on and find a spot you like. Once you’re there, attach with some hot glue.

10. Add pieces of raffia to the base, neck, and coming out of the hat. Hot glue in place.  Make a scarecrow to deck out your porch for fall! It’s easy with this step by step tutorial.

11. Take paint or a sharpie and write the year somewhere out of sight on the scarecrow. Someday you might want to remember when you made it!

Enjoy your scarecrow!

Make a scarecrow to deck out your porch for fall! It’s easy with this step by step tutorial.

If you make a scarecrow, please share a picture in the comments! I’d love to see your creations!

Inspire My Creativity, Stop losing ribbons with this DIY hair bow holder, a cute and easy way to organize your space.

Welcome to the Inspire My Creativity link party!

This month our theme is FALL.

Every second Wednesday of the month, my awesome co-hosts and I share projects based around a theme.
Be sure to check out each of their blogs to see what they’ve shared as well!

Meredith  |  The Designer DIY
Cathy  |  A Boy and His Mom
Missy  |  Gypsy Magpie
Meg  |  The Kusi Life
Kim  |  Creigh-ations
Candice  |  She’s Crafty

What Fall projects have you made?

Share your Fall projects below!

Add your links and use the hashtag #InspireMyCreativity on social media!


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Personalized composition book- with a hidden chalkboard!

Personalized composition book- with a hidden chalkboard!

This personalized composition book has a secret- a hidden chalkboard! It’s an easy project for kids and adults to make.

This personalized composition book has a secret- a hidden chalkboard! It's an easy project for kids and adults to make. Back to school, teach, craft, DIY

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Supplies Needed for your personalized composition book

  • Composition book This personalized composition book has a secret- a hidden chalkboard! It's an easy project for kids and adults to make. Back to school, teach, craft, DIY
  • Paper for cover- Get FREE download of printable covers below or use scrapbook paper This personalized composition book has a secret- a hidden chalkboard! It's an easy project for kids and adults to make. Back to school, teach, craft, DIY
  • Tape- Washi, glitter, or duct tape work great!
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Chalkboard adhesive paper- find it here

How to make

  1. Print the cover you’ve chosen or grab an 8.5”x11” piece of scrapbook paper. If you printed, the pattern won’t go quite to the edge of the page. Trim the left edge of the paper unless you’re using wider tape that will cover the unprinted portion. This personalized composition book has a secret- a hidden chalkboard! It's an easy project for kids and adults to make. Back to school, teach, craft, DIY
  2. Apply glue stick to outside of front cover.
  3. Line up paper along the edge of the spine tape and stick down, leaving the edge of the paper hanging over the cover. This personalized composition book has a secret- a hidden chalkboard! It's an easy project for kids and adults to make. Back to school, teach, craft, DIY
  4. Prepare to fold the paper edges around the cover by cutting 2 or 3 “v”s to allow the corners to fold. This personalized composition book has a secret- a hidden chalkboard! It's an easy project for kids and adults to make. Back to school, teach, craft, DIY
  5. Apply glue to the paper hanging over, fold around the cover, and stick down to the inside of the cover. Let the glue dry. This personalized composition book has a secret- a hidden chalkboard! It's an easy project for kids and adults to make. Back to school, teach, craft, DIY
  6. Stick a piece of tape on the front cover to help stick the edge of the paper along the spine, leaving an extra inch or two on each end to fold inside. This personalized composition book has a secret- a hidden chalkboard! It's an easy project for kids and adults to make. Back to school, teach, craft, DIY
  7. Cut a piece of the chalkboard paper to 7.25” x 9.25”.
  8. Stick chalkboard paper to the inside cover to hold the edges of the paper down and create a writing surface. This personalized composition book has a secret- a hidden chalkboard! It's an easy project for kids and adults to make. Back to school, teach, craft, DIY
  9. Optional: Add a chalkboard segment to the front of the cover. This personalized composition book has a secret- a hidden chalkboard! It's an easy project for kids and adults to make. Back to school, teach, craft, DIY
  10. Repeat steps on the back cover. This personalized composition book has a secret- a hidden chalkboard! It's an easy project for kids and adults to make. Back to school, teach, craft, DIY

You can use a regular stick of chalk or a chalk marker on the chalkboard paper.

Enjoy!

This personalized composition book has a secret- a hidden chalkboard! It's an easy project for kids and adults to make. Back to school, teach, craft, DIY

This personalized composition book has a secret- a hidden chalkboard! It's an easy project for kids and adults to make. Back to school, teach, craft, DIY   This personalized composition book has a secret- a hidden chalkboard! It's an easy project for kids and adults to make. Back to school, teach, craft, DIY

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Greet your teacher with a gift- free teacher gift printable

Greet your teacher with a gift- free teacher gift printable

Start the year off right with a free back to school teacher gift printable! It’s versatile to fit with all your ideas for fun gifts!

Start the year off right with a free back to school teacher gift printable! It's versatile to fit with all your ideas for fun gifts!

The excitement of the first day of school can be so fun! This free printable will make it easy to show your child’s teacher you’re grateful for what they do!

Start the year off right with a free back to school teacher gift printable! It's versatile to fit with all your ideas for fun gifts!

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Idea of a great gift for the first day of school!

Start the year off right with a free back to school teacher gift printable! It's versatile to fit with all your ideas for fun gifts!

I love office supplies and teachers need lots! I found all this in the Target dollar spot. If you don’t get a chance to stop there, just click the items to see similar products.

Start the year off right with a free back to school teacher gift printable! It's versatile to fit with all your ideas for fun gifts!

Start the year off right with a free back to school teacher gift printable! It's versatile to fit with all your ideas for fun gifts!

More ideas of what you can give!

Start the year off right with a free back to school teacher gift printable! It's versatile to fit with all your ideas for fun gifts!

Enjoy your teacher gift printable!

Start the year off right with a free back to school teacher gift printable! It's versatile to fit with all your ideas for fun gifts!

Show us what you put your teacher gift printable on in the comments below!

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Start the year off right with a back to school wreath! Makes a great teacher gift too!       

Back to School Wreath

Back to School Wreath

Start the year off right with a back to school wreath! Makes a great teacher gift too!

Start the year off right with a back to school wreath! Makes a great teacher gift too!

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Supplies Needed

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Start the year off right with a back to school wreath! Makes a great teacher gift too!

Make your Back to School Wreath

  1. Cut the hangers off the apples.
  2. Glue three apples to the wreath.
  3. Write on the chalkboard. You could write a teacher’s name, welcome, back to school- whatever works for you!
  4. Glue the chalkboard on the wreath.
  5. Glue the apple on the chalkboard.
  6. Add ribbon to hang.

Start the year off right with a back to school wreath! Makes a great teacher gift too!

Enjoy your Back to School Wreath!

Start the year off right with a back to school wreath! Makes a great teacher gift too!

 

 

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Inspire My Creativity: DIY Hair Bow Holder

Inspire My Creativity: DIY Hair Bow Holder

Stop losing ribbons with this DIY hair bow holder, part of the Inspire My Creativity Link-Up party! It’s a cute and easy way to organize your space and keep everything handy!

Stop losing ribbons with this DIY hair bow holder, a cute and easy way to organize your space.

Welcome to the Inspire My Creativity link-up! I’m co-hosting this linkup with some blogging friends and each month we’ll share our ideas to get your creative juices flowing. We’d love you to join in the fun! Link up with us below then check out what the other co-hosts have found this month as well!

This month our theme is Thrift Store Makeover. The hardest part for me was choosing a project. I love searching thrift stores and seeing the possibilities to make something wonderful again! You may be seeing a handful of makeovers coming soon…

I finally settled on a project using a picture frame. The glass and back were missing, but that’s perfect for this cute and practical project.

Hair Bow Holder

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Supplies Needed

Make your hair bow holder

  1. Remove glass, back, and any associated hardware from frame. Stop losing ribbons with this DIY hair bow holder, a cute and easy way to organize your space.
  2. Find the top, middle of the frame then glue on one piece of ribbon to the back of the frame. Stop losing ribbons with this DIY hair bow holder, a cute and easy way to organize your space.
  3. Pull ribbon to the opposite side of the frame to measure length needed and cut.
  4. Glue on two more lengths of ribbon, dividing the length into fourths. Let glue thoroughly cool.Stop losing ribbons with this DIY hair bow holder, a cute and easy way to organize your space.
  5. Glue the opposite ends of ribbon to the other side of the frame. Pull ribbon snugly so it will hold the bows without sagging.
  6. Tie a length of ribbon to the top of the frame to create a hanger. Stop losing ribbons with this DIY hair bow holder, a cute and easy way to organize your space.
  7. Hang, add bows, and enjoy! Stop losing ribbons with this DIY hair bow holder, a cute and easy way to organize your space.

What thrift store makeovers have you created? Share below!

Inspire My Creativity, Stop losing ribbons with this DIY hair bow holder, a cute and easy way to organize your space.

Meet Your Hosts

Meredith  |  The Designer DIY
Cathy  |  A Boy and His Mom
Missy  |  Gypsy Magpie
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Kim  |  Creigh-ations
Candice  |  She’s Crafty

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Stop those bad dreams with a Dream Catcher

Stop those bad dreams with a Dream Catcher

Making a dream catcher is a fun project for both kids and adults! Take control of those nighttime worries!

Making a dream catcher is a fun project for both kids and adults! Take control of those nighttime worries!

Supplies Needed

Making a dream catcher is a fun project for both kids and adults! Take control of those nighttime worries!

How to make your dream catcher

  1. Cut the center out of a paper plates.
  2. Punch 20-25 holes around the edge. Making a dream catcher is a fun project for both kids and adults! Take control of those nighttime worries!
  3. Cut a piece of yarn to 3 or 4 feet.
  4. Wrap a small piece of tape around one end of the yarn to make it easier to thread.
  5. Push the other end through one of the holes on the plate and tie a knot to hold it in place.
  6. Thread the yarn through a hole on the other end and randomly zigzag it to other holes. When you get to the end of the yarn, pull off the tape and tie a knot around the plate.
  7. Add more colors of yarn until the holes are filled.
    *You’ll need three holes at the bottom to attach the yarn with feathers. Either leave three holes empty or punch more.
  8. Add a piece of yarn at the top to hang.
  9. Cut three lengths of yarn- (1) 12-18″ and (2) 8-10″
  10. Choose three feathers and tie one on each piece of yarn from step 9.
  11. Thread beads on above the feathers.
  12. Tie these pieces onto the bottom three holes in the plate. Making a dream catcher is a fun project for both kids and adults! Take control of those nighttime worries!
  13. Hang to catch those bad dreams!

Making a dream catcher is a fun project for both kids and adults! Take control of those nighttime worries!

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This post was originally published at Design Dazzle on June 16, 2017. 

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