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

We found everything, even the pumpkin at Lowe’s! ( I already had raffia at home)

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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  1. Anything involving decorating for the holidays with my new house is enlightening to me!!

  2. We always carve our pumpkins from the bottom–even the ones on our porch. It makes lighting the candle so much easier! Just lift the pumpkin up.

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