Reversible Pallet Door Hangers Snowman/Scarecrow

3 Hours
This reversible pallet door hanger features a scarecrow on one side that flips to a snowman on the other side. It’s a great way to transition from fall to winter without any hard work or storage. Just flip it over and you’re done!
I used pallet wood – 4 slats (3 for the body and 1 cut in half vertically for the hat brim) to assemble these cuties. I also had two thinner strips of wood (1/4" x 2") to add additional support at the bottom of the door hanger (I covered these with the shirt and scarf... shhhh... don't tell!)
Line your 3 pallet pieces up next to each other, and temporarily screw in your brim to figure out where you want your brim to be. You’ll want to mark your brim on both sides so that it’s exactly lined up with each other. I found it easier to remove this for painting then reassemble the door hanger later.
Attach the thinner wood piece along the bottom using screws. You can get away with one, or put this support piece on both sides — it should get covered by your scarf or scarecrow collar anyway.
Paint your faces and hats first. After one side dries you can flip it over and do the other side. I watered down my paint a bit and layered it on to create more texture and variation. Then I distressed it a bit with sandpaper to get some of the wood grain back.

The rest is just bonus.

Add your collar and scarf. I cut up the collar from an old flannel shirt for my scarecrow. My scarf is a festive Christmas sock. I glued them on with the Weldbond glue.

Add your hat "bling". I just mixed some of the elements from the scarecrow collar, burlap and some leaves and twine to make a cute little decoration. I glue and stapled this in place. The snowman just got a simple little leaf/berry element since his whole hat is a chalkboard.

Give it some hair. I glued and stapled some “hair” onto my scarecrow. This is actually some dead flower pieces from my yard. I tied a little ribbon around the top to hide the staples and glue I used to fasten it.

Make Your Face. This was fun. For the scarecrow I used some wire and squiggled it around. I played with all sorts of materials before I came to this configuration. My snowman just has some black stones (remind me of coal), and a carrot nose. The black circles inside of the eyes are just bottle caps I spray painted black. Any kids in your life would be great at this part. Use your imagination.

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  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on May 16, 2016
    Super, stunning cute idea. Love the scarecrows smile :-)

  • Briana Briana on Feb 08, 2017
    I love the reversibility. I always create seasonal projects and then am stuck with where to store them! I'll have to use this idea in the Fall!