Move Over Tin Man Here Comes Candy "Glass" Scarecrow...or Plastic!
Do you save your glass (and plastic) sauce or peanuts jars? If so, where/how/what do you store them in/at? I have SO many! LOL
I stumbled on this project by pure luck because I really don't like waste! These jars are perfect to store candy that may get hard or stale if left out too long.
I apologize upfront to those of you who love the stuff - no judgement, but I seriously don't like that nasty candy corn that surfaces this time of year at all!! I bought some that was caramel flavored hoping it would improve in flavor and boy was that just ALL KINDS of wrong! I didn't want to throw it all away though! I stored it in a peanut jar for guests (who maybe had overstayed their welcome...JUST KIDDING!). Once I saw it inside, I thought this would really make a "sweet" little scarecrow! Haha (Like that pun huh?)
All You need in addition is: Squiggly Eyes, Felt, Buttons, a Wooden Stick, Straw, and Any type of fabric. Don't forget the scissors and hot glue!
Cut your felt to size around the top of jar, making a cuff at the end of hat. It will look like a mini t-pee with a bit of straw protruding out the top. After that's finished, just tie it at the top with same straw.
Now, for the arms you'll need a sml-med size popsicle stick for added stability. I wrapped the straw like ribbon and then attached it to the front of stick with a piece of pipe cleaner.
I had some material remaining from my last project. I use that to make a "sweater vest". Glue all of that together on the jar.
I glued the eyes & buttons on; then used green glitter glue to make a mouth.All DONE! For candy that would have been thrown away...it makes a pretty cute scarecrow, huh?
It was a fun and easy project-great to do with kids too!
Thanks for looking!
- Glass/Plastic Jar with Lid, Candy corn, Hot glue (Already Had)
- Felt, pipe cleaner, Glitter Glue, Squiggly eyes, buttons, straw, popsicle stick (Craft store-already had)
Published October 4th, 2017 6:46 PM