Do you want to know how to make an easy DIY Scarecrow? I love fall and when decorating I love to make items that can be left up all season long. I’m sharing how to make a DIY Scarecrow out of a fence post.
I had a left over 4×4 piece of fence post from a snowman family project I did last winter. I already had all the materials for this project on hand.
You could use a fence picket instead.
I lightly sanded the wood, then wiped it clean to remove all of the dust.
I placed painters tape onto the wood to create a section of wood.
This way when I painted the wood I would get a nice clean line and no overlap.
I painted the bottom of the scarecrow with Nautical Folk Art Home Decor Chalk Paint. This would be his pants.
I painted 3 sides (you could paint all 4 if you like).
I then added painters tape to the other end of the post.
I painted the top section with Mustard Folk Art Home Decor Chalk Paint.
I waited for the blue section to be dry.
I then added painters tape and used Imperial Folk Art Home Decor Chalk Paint for the shirt section.
For the last section I taped it off and used Sheepskin Folk Art Home Decor Chalk Paint.
While the paint on the post was drying, I sawed a paint stir stick to be the hat brim. Then I painted it with the Mustard paint.
Once all of the paint was dry, it was time to add embellishments to the post.
I painted on Mod Podge and then added some raffia for hair. You could hot glue this as well.
I hot glued on the paint stir stick for the brim once the Mod Podge had dried.
I hot glued on 2 buttons for eyes, and drew on a nose and mouth with permanent markers.
I cut a handkerchief and hot glued it onto the fence post around the neck of the scarecrow.
I used some dollar store rope to create a belt and I hot glued on 2 small buttons for his shirt.
I made some accents onto his hat with a permanent marker.
He is already to be put on display!
If you want to put him outside, add a coat of Folk Art Home Decor Varnish or Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge.
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