Submitted by Mary Jo Fitzner of Arkansas
"Budget Gobbledeboo Scrarecrow"
I have admired scarecrows around town before but really didn't know how to go about making my own. A friend said gather your clothing pieces and stuff with leaves! So I gathered pants (jeans), long sleeve shirt, shoes (we used tennis shoes), a bandana or neckerchief, gloves (cotton work ones are great), hat, and an old pillowcase for the scarecrow's head.
We used large safety pins to close arms and shirt after stuffing tight with dried leaves, large rubber bands work pretty well also but the safety pins are great for holding shirt in and essential for holding pieces together especially when the wind blows. The head is stuffed with leaves and then rubber bands secured around it.
Stuff everything real tight so he or she looks real fat cause the leaves do decompose a bit. Face is just permanent black marker.
We sat our scarecrow on a bench we moved close to our front step and then used staples to attach the back of his shirt to a handrail so he wouldn't get up and walk away!
I love the fact that this fall decoration can go for Halloween and Thanksgiving decor, plus, he was totally free!
Return to 3rd Annual Frugal Fall Photo Contest
Frugal Living Index
Copyright © 2012 by BetterBudgeting. All rights reserved.
Can't find the page you're looking for?
Free Membership and Ebook Bonus Gifts:
Sign up today and receive 2 ebooks (Dealing with Debt and 101 Coupon Tips) with your Free Membership. The Ebook gifts will be included in your Welcome letter! :o)
"It's not about being able to spend more money.
It's about enjoying and managing what you already have... BETTER!"
- Michelle Jones, Founder of BetterBudgeting
Living a Better Life® is a registered trademark and Better Budgeting a trademark of BetterBudgeting.com, BetterBudgeting.org, and it's parent company, Blue Ridge Publishing, Inc., PO Box 795, Powder Springs, GA 30127.