Sunday, September 22, 2013

Scarecrow and Crow Pumpkins


How to make scarecrow and crow pumpkins
Scarecrow and Crow

If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you might know that each year I try to add more pumpkins to my Pumpkin Gang.   Since we are having Scarecrow Party week, I thought it would be fun to add a scarecrow and a crow.   




I started with basic dollar store pumpkins. I painted one black, and the other tan.  



The crow was pretty easy to  make. First  I glued on some google eyes. I then added a  craft foam beak and wings. The finishing touch was the feathers for the tail.  


It was then time for Mr. Scarecrow. I chose my largest size google eyes.  Whenever I look at scarecrow decorations, they seem to have nice big eyes.   I painted on a nose.  I could not decide if I should add a felt nose or not, but if I change my mind I can easily do it later.   I used a Sharpie to draw on the smile, and some watered down red paint for the cheeks.  


I did not have a small straw hat to use, so I had to make my own hat.  I did have some burlap in my craft stash, so I decided to try that.  I cut two pieces of burlap in a half circle shape. I made sure they were wide enough that they would fit on top of the pumpkin.   I then did a quick whip stitch around the outside of the hat.  


I had cut the hat a little large, so I had to roll it up a couple of times to get a good fit.  


I found it was easier to add the raffia AFTER the hat was in place.  I just stuffed it in under the hat. 


I felt that the hat needed something a little bit extra, so I glued on a sunflower for a pop of color.  


I think they make nice additions to the pumpkin gang, and would make great decorations for a scarecrow themed party.  

I will be linking up my Scarecrow and Crow pumpkins at the following linky parties here.




22 comments:

  1. These are absolutely adorable. We're your newest follower!

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    1. Thank you so much for you nice comment, and for following. :)

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  2. Oh these are cute too! You are so crafty and creative and I love that they are inexpensive!

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    1. I love the dollar store pumpkins! I usually buy between 5 and 10 a year so I have plenty to work with.. :)

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  3. I just love these little guys! I think my favorite is the scarecrow - I love his hat!

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    1. I am glad to hear you like the hat.. It was kind of a pain to make because I cut it too big..It actually worked out though, because all I had to do was roll it a few times to get it to fit. :)

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  4. I was going to say the crow was my favorite then I looked more at the scarecrow and thought he was...now, they are BOTH my favorites :-) Too cute Pam!

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    1. Thanks Kathe.. We have real crows nearby who make a lot of noise, so I like that mine stays really quiet.. I will be a little bummed when I have to pack the scarecrow away in a few weeks..

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  5. How adorable! You've got the wheels in my creative head turning now.

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    1. Glad I could help.. :) I actually have a whole series of themed pumpkins that I have made over the last two years.. I am going to be bringing them out this week.. You can find them on the blog in the search bar.. There is a Vampire, Frankenpumpkin, Mummy, Witch, Black Cat, and Owl. I have a couple of others in mind, that I hope to make this month.

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  6. Really, really, really cute! via BOB(B)

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  7. Adorable job! Don't forget to link up to The DIY'ers. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-diyers-30.html

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    1. I wrote down the link, and I will be visiting this week.. Thanks for inviting me.

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  8. So cute! I love the scarecrow. I never think of crafts to do, but I bet my daughter would have fun making this. Going to pin it now :)

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    1. Thank you! I would love to see it if your daughter ends up making one.

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  9. These are super cute! I cant wait to decorate my new porch!

    Erica
    We Three Crabs

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    1. Thank you Erica!.. I would love to your porch when you get it decorated.

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  10. These are so darn cute! What a great project for the kiddos!

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