Friday, September 10, 2021

10 on the 10th - An Easy Fall Scarecrow to Make

     Welcome to 10 on the 10th, where a group of us craft something that cost under $10 to make!


The traditional scarecrow is a decoy made in the shape of a human. It is dressed in old clothes and placed in an open field to discourage crows, blackbirds and starlings from feeding on seeds and sprouting crops. The loose clothing flaps in the breeze, giving the illusion of a real, moving person.  

This scarecrow will have no purpose other than being decorative!

This adorable scarecrow is quite simple to make for under $10.00.

glass cylinder ($1.00)
Straw hat ($.99)
Raffia ($5.99)

Supplies on hand:
paper/marker/tape for pattern
fall trimmings
glue gun

The first step is to draw a face pattern to be placed inside the glass cylinder:

Tape the pattern inside to make sure it is size appropriate:

Gather your paint, I used multi-surface paint:

Paint the glass, remove the paper, then bake the cylinder in the oven according to directions::

Use one third of the package of raffia, pulling it apart and placing it in the cylinder....

...leaving a few strands hanging over the edge:

Decorate the hat with a raffia bow and berries or leaves:

Glue a few leaves on top of glass and glue the hat on the rim:

A trim of checked ribbon was glued on the base:

And he is ready to be displayed with my fall decor!

I am joining the 10 on the 10th crew - hop over to see if they were able to create fall decor for under $10:

Patti @ Pandoras Box
Patti @ Pandoras Box

I live in central NY and I am a retired family and consumer science teacher. I enjoy all types of crafting, decorating and cooking


  1. Absolutely adorable! I love How cute this is Patti! A home run for sure!

  2. Oh my goodness how adorable. These would be perfect for a Fall party.

  3. This is the most cutest thing I have seen this year. Love the tip about adding the print out inside the glass vase. Perfect!! Thanks for sharing this Patti!!!

  4. This is adorable! So clever and his expression is priceless!

  5. Your scarecrow is so cute Patti. Thrifty and fun to do, great fall project!

  6. Soo cute... I'm sending your link to my Sista who is a lot more crafty than moi. Have a fabulous weekend, Patti.

  7. This is such a great idea. Think of all those glasses/vases in the thrift store!

  8. Oh good grief, that is so stinkin' cute! Pinned!

  9. How cute is this! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me.... I love scarecrows, much more than witches for autumn.

  10. This is so cute! I have all of the items needed with the exception of the straw hat, and I’m sure that I can find one of those locally. What a clever way to teach us how to paint that adorable face. That would not have occurred to me.

  11. Darling scarecrow Patti. The best part is the supplies from the dollar store. The face is so cute.
    I am happy to feature your fun scarecrow at Love Your Creativity.