How To Make A Fence Post Scarecrow

6 Materials
2 Hours

I love fall and when decorating I love to make items that can be left up all season long. I'm sharing how to make a fence post scarecrow. You can see more of my crazy creations here

Prep the wood

I had a left over 4x4 piece of fence post from a snowman family project I did last winter. I already had all the materials for this project on hand.

You could use a fence picket instead.

I lightly sanded the wood, then wiped it clean to remove all of the dust.

Paint the wood

I placed painters tape onto the wood to create a section of wood. This way when I painted the wood I would get a nice clean line and no overlap.

I painted the bottom of the scarecrow with Nautical Folk Art Home Decor Chalk Paint. This would be his pants.

I painted 3 sides (you could paint all 4 if you like).

I then added painters tape to the other end of the post.

I painted the top section with Imperial Folk Art Home Decor Chalk Paint.

I waited for the blue section to be dry.

I then added painters tape and used Imperial Folk Art Home Decor Chalk Paint for the shirt section.

For the last section I taped it off and used Sheepskin Folk Art Home Decor Chalk Paint.

Prep the Hat Brim

While the paint on the post was drying, I sawed a paint stir stick to be the hat brim. Then I painted it with the Mustard paint.

Add Embellishments

Once all of the paint was dry, it was time to add embellishments to the post.

I painted on Mod Podge and then added some raffia for hair. You could hot glue this as well.

I hot glued on the paint stir stick for the brim once the Mod Podge had dried.

I hot glued on 2 buttons for eyes, and drew on a nose and mouth with permanent markers.

I cut a handkerchief and hot glued it onto the fence post around the neck of the scarecrow.

I used some dollar store rope to create a belt and I hot glued on 2 small buttons for his shirt.

I made some accents onto his hat with a permanent marker.

He is already to be put on display!

If you want to put him outside, add a coat of Folk Art Home Decor Varnish or Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge.

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  • Smileclnr Smileclnr on Aug 27, 2020

    How did you get this to stand up on ground?

  • Pam-ella Pam-ella on Aug 27, 2020

    How long is the 4x4? This is adorable, I love the snowman too!

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