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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Scarecrow and Pumpkin Garland for 60 Cents! Woo-Hoo!

I had one busy Saturday.  I was so tired I laid down on the bed sideways and was out like a light last night.  Unfortunately I woke up at 3am and this is what I made.
It all started with these scarecrows on a stick that I bought after the season last year for 90% off making them a DIME each. There was no way I needed this many on a stick so I got busy snipping those little sticks right off.  Ouch!
At 4am I got a wild hair and decided I was going to do my first wood cutting project.  So I went online and found a pumpkin to trace and cut.  Pulled out the jigsaw and that's were my primitive little pumpkins came from.  The wood was scrap house siding.  I sanded the edges and then attempted my first tole style painting job.  Believe me I'm no artist.
A little glitter makes everything better.  I braided some jute, used an old flannel shirt for the orange ties.  That shirt has been cut up for so many projects and I'm still using it for more.  And I added some more ties made with burlap.
I glued some buttons onto the scarecrows, to dress them up a bit and  I was done.  No money spent today last night.  And only 60 cents spent for the scarecrows last year.  Who says you can't make something for nothing or close to it anyway.

And the lesson for today, is to buy it after the season ends, for next to nothing and you'll think of something to use it for next year.
I'll be linking up to the parties below this week, adding them as I go:

Thanks for taking a minute of your day to see what I'm up to.  Having ya'll stop by and reading your comments really do make a girl feel bless.  
Have fun enjoying fall, ya'll!
Hugs....Tracy :)


  1. Totally FAB! Love HL 90% off sales. I camp out for them!


  2. So cute! Love the pumpkins you made!

  3. Just wanted to let you know that I'm giving you The Versatile Blogger Award!! Keep up the great work!!


  4. Hi Tracy! What a cute idea!! I saw your post over on Southern Institute. I am now your newest follower; and I hope you will follow back! Many blessings to you!

  5. This is an awesome garland. I just love scarecrows. You have done a great job with the pumpkins! I don't know the first thing about tole painting.

  6. When I was little, I was terrified of scarecrows. But yours are so cute, I love them.