Tie off an old pair of pants at the bottom of each leg with twine. Stuff
the pants with hay or other stuffing until they’re firm and full.
the head and arms
Make the head and arms by stuffing a pair of panty hose. Tie off at
the waistband; then put both legs into the sleeves of the shirt, so
the top of the pantyhose sits above the shirt collar as the scarecrow’s
Leaving the shirt unbuttoned, tuck it into the pants. Then, safety pin
it to the pants from the inside around the waist. Stuff the chest, buttoning
the shirt as you go, until the body is full.
and pin gloves
Fill the gardening gloves with hay, tie them off, and pin them to the
Hot glue old boots to the bottom of the pants.
Put a burlap sack over the head, and tie it in place at the neck. Cut
out pieces of scrap fabric eyes, nose, and a mouth, and glue them into
place. Then add finishing touches like suspenders, a hat, and loose
straw around the head and collar.
Nail the 2-by-4s into a cross, so the shorter piece is about 8 inches
from the top of the longer piece. Staple the back of the scarecrow’s
collar and pants to the longer piece of the frame. Staple the shirt
cuffs and the shoulders to the crosspiece. The boots should be about
a foot from the bottom of the longer piece.
Prop the scarecrow up near your front door
if you don’t want to set up a frame.
Dig a hole about a foot deep. Plant the bottom of the frame in the hole
so the boots are touching the ground. Fill the hole in and pat the dirt
down. Step back and marvel at a scarecrow worthy of the yellow brick