|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.