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How to build a simple scarecrow
Supplies for a scarecrow
1 – 2″ x 3″ x 8′ board (cut off 16 inches)
All purpose burlap (3′ x 8′)
1 – 1/2″ x 36″ oak dowel rod
drill with 1/2″ drill bit
knife for carving pumpkin
Cut an 8′ piece of burlap and fold in half. Sew along each side, allowing about 8 inches open at the top fold on each side.
Measure pumpkin height and subtract 2 inches. Ours was 12 inches so we measured down 10 inches on our board and drilled a hole for the dowel rod to slip through.
Place burlap over the frame, make a slit in the center of the fold for the board to slip through. Tie raffia on each end of dowel and around the ‘waist’ of the scarecrow.
Cut a small hole in the bottom of the pumpkin to remove the insides and carve away!
We even drilled a hold in the board for a battery operated tea light to fit. Place pumpkin on board.
A fabulous scarecrow at day or night!
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