Do you love scary Halloween or cutesy Halloween? I happen to like both and tend to mix them up in my decor. This project I had seen on Pinterest and really wanted it, I could not find who made it or if it was for sale. So, I did what any creative person does and makes it themselves! Come join me while I make a Pumpkin Head Scarecrow using almost all Dollar Tree supplies!!
Air Dry Clay – Dollar Tree
Sticks – My Yard
Black Creepy Cloth- Dollar Tree
Paints- Burnt Orange, Black, Burnt Umber
First, take you air dry clay from Dollar Tree and roll it into a ball and them smooth into a pumpkin shape. Once you have it in the shape you want, start adding your details. You’ll need a hole at the bottom, large enough to fit a stick. Next add your pumpkins face, then lines from top to bottom like a pumpkin has. Once you have this part finished, allow your pumpkin head to dry for 24 hours. Then you can paint it. Start by painting it orange and the mouth, eyes and nose black. After it is all dry, I watered down some burnt umber paint and covered the whole head and wiped off the excess. Allow to dry.
Next gather your sticks into two separate bundles and wire each bundle and then wire the two bundles together, like a cross.
Next, I took some burlap and made a quick hat, I just cut a circle and a triangle and hot glued the edges on the triangle and then glue to the circle. I didn’t care if it was perfect, I was going for a rustic look anyway.
Here you’re going to take your pumpkin head and glue it in that hole we made earlier onto one of your sticks in the bundle.
Finally, take the black creepy cloth and drape it over the body of your scarecrow. You don’t need to glue it as you can use the sticks to hold it. You can glue it if you choose, that is totally up to you. I did it a few wraps to give it layers and to cover some of his stick body, don’t fully cover it though; that is part of the rustic look. You’re done!
I think he turned out AMAZING!! He is so cute and scary all at once! Perfect addition to my Halloween decor and kind of reminds me of the Headless Horseman! I’m really loving how he turned out! Do you think you’ll make a Pumpkin Head Scarecrow?
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