Part one was the pumpkin patch planters for the sides of my front step, so now it’s time to finish this fall project!
Fall Front Porch Part 2
Everything began with seeing these scarecrow heads in Dollar General. I knew I wanted to do something with them, but it took a while to come to me.
I had been saving my son’s old jeans with broken zippers for the fabric (which I realize I was never going to use anyway), so I came up with making bodies for the scarecrow people. I didn‘t want to just stick them out there. When I pulled up one day I had a thought...my front porch bistro set!
Old and faded it needed new life so I removed the cushions, rinsed it down and got to work. The easy part was the table. I covered it with a plastic table cloth and wrapped the back like a gift using packaging tape to secure it.
Of course I needed a centerpiece so I came up with a simple resolution. I wrapped the original in burlap and replaced the plant with raffia and topped it with a rustic pumpkin.
Next was tricky...putting pants on the chair!! Every chair will be different, but I was able to make cuts down the sides and in the rear to get them all the way up where a natural waist would be of a sitting person. The 1st one took a little time, but I knew what I was doing for the next one.
Originally I was going to leave the body flat. Once I had it dressed I decided it needed stuffing. I had some cushion foam that needed purpose and made great legs and torso. I finished dressing him making sure to secure the shirt around the chair back.
Now to give him a head by gluing dowels to the front and back under the bandana. Then I made a neck with a small piece of foam placed on with a dowel.
Then I stuck the dowels down the shirt and used safety pins to keep in place. Now time for the finishes!
Using raffia, I created the overstuffed effect a scarecrow usually has. I gave him feet and hands using zip ties to cinch the clothes and tied a piece around for deco.
Then I stuffed more raffia around the neck area.
Now he needed his wife, so I repeated the steps adding one of my old scarfs rather than an overshirt. Gladly I had all of these old clothes, but I did consider resale shops! I like that I was able to keep cost down and use items that otherwise would have been thrown away!!!
I got everything in place and added a cute easy-to-make wreath and door deco to bring it all together. Now I’m ready for fall