Paintbrush Scarecrow

9 Materials
25 Minutes

Learn how to make this cute scarecrow from a dollar chip brush!

I made this scarecrow using a chip brush from the hardware store and later added beads and a tassel at the end to make a string of garland for my fall-tiered tray.

I love how simple this scarecrow was to make so I thought I'd share the video (at the bottom of this post) and a few photos so you can make them this fall too!

How to Make a Paintbrush Scarecrow:

To start, you'll need to pick up a chip brush from the hardware store. The brush I'm using is 2.5-inch wide and I found it at Ace Hardware. That said, use any size you like and make adjustments as needed.

I also used a 1-inch (flat sized) wood bead for the nose, 2.5-inch burlap ribbon for the hat, and scraps of raffia for hair.

Find a link to supplies and more Fall crafts here on my website at --> 15 Fall Tiered Tray Decor Ideas – Easy DIYs

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Cut a piece of burlap ribbon and wrap it around the base of the brush (shown above). Hot glue it in place along the back of the paintbrush. This will be the brim of the scarecrow hat.

Next, wrap another piece of burlap ribbon around the top and hot glue along the back. The photo above shows the back of my paintbrush.

See the video below for more detail!

Hot glue any decorations you like onto your scarecrow. I found the small sunflowers at Walmart and I had the navy sunflower ribbon in my craft bin (but I'm pretty sure I got it from Dollar Tree).

The colors just work together so I went with it!! Ahh, I love it when a craft comes together without another trip to DT :-)

Last, I twisted a few pieces of raffia and hot glued them under the sides of the hat for hair.

Here's another photo of my finished scarecrow.

If you love this easy DIY, hop on over to my blog for more fall craft ideas like this! Visit:

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Suggested materials:
  • A 2.5-inch chip brush   (Ace Hardware)
  • A 1-inch (flat-sided) wood bead   (Amazon)
  • 2.5-inch wide burlap ribbon
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