Are you ready for a DIY scarecrow flowerpot? In the past, I made a flower pot Nutcracker. He was so much fun to make, that I decided to try making flower pot scarecrows. This is the perfect way to try using terracotta pots in a unique way to create an easy fall craft!
To make this flower pot scarecrow I used 3 terracotta flower pots.
The first flower pot I painted with Folk Art Home Decor Chalk paint.
The larger portion would be the face and I used the color Sheepskin. For the rim, I used Vintage Mustard. I set that aside to dry.
The second flower pot I flipped upside down and slipped over a child’s shirt for the top of the body. For this, you can really use any old clothes you have on hand.
I cut off the excess and then used Mod Podge to adhere the shirt around the rim to the inside of the flower pot.
On the 3rd flower pot, I painted Mod Podge onto it.
I then took a pair of old jeans, cut them, and stuck them in the flower pot.
I then painted Mod Podge over the top of the jeans. I let this dry completely.
On the first flower pot (head) I hot glued some raffia onto the rim for hair. You could also glue strips of hay. For the scarecrow face, I hot glued two buttons for the eyes.
I painted on a nose with Apple Barrel Outrageous Orange Multi-Surface Acrylic paint.
I drew a mouth with a black permanent marker.
I put silicone on the edge of the bottom flower pot, and I stuck the body together.
I then put silicone on the top of the shirt flower pot and placed the head onto that.
I used a little hot glue and placed a little raffia where the shirt didn’t quite come together on the flower pot.
I added a rope for a belt and secured the sleeves in the back with a rubber band.
To finish him I could either add a straw hat.
Or make him a scarecrow planter & I could plant mums in him. I decided to start here and when the mums die, I can put the hat on him. Did you ever think you could make a scarecrow from flower pots, and Isn’t this scarecrow flower pot cute? Terra cotta pots could be used to make all kinds of flower pot men using small flower pots or larger pots. You can make a quirky flower pot man with different facial features and clothes. These can be a fun addition to your vegetable garden, yard or front porch.
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This is so cute! 🙂
Thank you so much Jennifer
Your scarecrow is amazing. I absolutely love it!
Thank you Linda and I’m so thrilled it’s over a million views on Facebook – whoo hoo!
What size clay pots are you using to make Scarecrow .
I used 10″ pots but you can use any size pot you want
What a cute idea. I love making things out of flower pots.
Thank you so much Amy, I’m thrilled you like it.
Michele Michael says
Love this guy or girl. Sharing and pinning. Would love for you to share this at Funtastic Friday on Thursdays at 9pm
Thank you Michele and thanks for the invite, I love Funtastic Friday and I’ll see you there again this week.
Anita Holland says
This is super cute, I had a little giggle. Pinned
Thank you so very much Anita
Cherryl Ehlenburg says
I saw this on Facebook, and I just thought it was so cute! I will be pinning it and trying it for sure!
Thank you so much Cherryl and I’m thrilled you saw my video with Hometalk on Facebook 🙂
Julie Briones says
Such a super adorable scarecrow made from clay pots! So glad you shared this at Tuesday Turn About!
Thank you so much Julie 🙂
I love this!! OMG so cute!
Can I ask that you share this little guy and some of your other Autumn posts over at the Farm Fresh Tuesdays Autumn Blog Hop this week? We would love to have you contribute!
Melissa | Little Frugal Homestead
Chas Greener says
Thank you so much Melissa, I’m thrilled you like him. Yes I’d be happy to pop over to the blog hop and post him.
Chaz, this is so stick’n cute I can’t stand it! ADORABLE
Thank you so much Marie 🙂
This little guy is just absolutely the cutest ever!!
Thank you very much Pamela
What an adorable little scarecrow! Kind of cracks me up that the plant is on the top – looks like hair. Hehe.
Thank you so much Alexandra, it was really fun to make and love that you caught the hair part too 😉
What an adorable project. I love the Mum head, lol. Hope you share on Sunday’s Best Linkup.
Thank you so much Rhonda, and you bet – I’ll be there this coming Sunday to join the party.
This is really cute, and so creative! Fabulous!
Thank you so much Jenna
What a great idea and so cute. Perfect for all your Fall decorations.
Thank you so much Pamela
This is absolutely adorable! He’s cute with his straw hat, but I adore his mums hat!
Thank you very much Michelle
So cute, Chas! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ’s.
Thank you so much Ann 🙂
What an adorable scarecrow. Thank you. I pinned this.
Thank you Lea and thanks for the Pin 🙂
Lisa L Lombardo says
This is adorable! Thank you for sharing your flower pot scarecrow on Farm Fresh Tuesdays!
Thank you Lisa
Marilyn Lesniak says
Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!
Thank you Marilyn, you are always so supportive for all of us bloggers.
Calypso in the Country says
This is so incredibly cute! No wonder your post was our most clicked link at Best of the Weekend! Thanks for linking up with us. Swing by tomorrow to see your feature and to link up any other projects you would like to share. I will also be pinning and sharing on Instagram stories this weekend. Thanks again for joining us and have a great weekend!
Thank you so very much Shelley for the feature and I’ll see you at the next party.
Marilyn Lesniak says
Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!
You’re so very sweet Marilyn, thank you and I’ll see you at the next one. Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend.
He’s adorable! I especially love his belly. I just want to pick him up and bring him to my house! xo Lisa S
Thank you so much Lisa
Sarah @ The DIY Mommy says
This is so cute!! Such a great project.
Thank you Sarah
Could you please give size of pot that were used.
Thank you so very much!
You can use any size you like but they all need to be the same. I used a size 10″ pot.
Thank you so much Paulette
I’m almost done making the scarecrow terracotta craft but having trouble keeping them the pots glued together.
Any ideas will help. What kind of silicone sealer did you use.
How do I send you the pictures of my finished scarecrows.
Love it so adorable for fall Can I use Hot glue to put the pots together with? Thanks for sharing
Thank you, Peggy. I don’t recommend hot glue because it doesn’t hold up well to hot and cold fluxuation. I like to use silicone.