How to create a DIY scarecrow using supplies from Dollar Tree
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How to create a DIY scarecrow using supplies from Dollar Tree



Hi friends!  I cannot wait to share with you how to create a DIY scarecrow using supplies from the Dollar Tree.  This DIY scarecrow made from drop cloth fabric turned out so adorable.  This cute scarecrow is such a simple fall DIY to make; it is also a very budget friendly DIY.  Most of the items used to make this scarecrow were either upcycled, or purchased from Dollar Tree or Lowe’s.  How is that for a simple, cute, fall DIY?!  

Materials needed to create a DIY scarecrow using supplies from the Dollar Tree:

  • Foam pumpkin – Dollar Tree 
  • toy cone – Dollar Tree 
  • leaf garland – Dollar Tree 
  • Spanish moss – Dollar Tree 
  • burlap 
  • drop cloth – Lowes 
  • buttons 
  • half wood bead 
  • orange paint 
  • white chalk paint 
  • paint brush 
  • blush 
  • hot glue gun & glue sticks 



Step 1:  Take the foam pumpkin, purchased from the Dollar Tree, and carefully use a box cutter to cut the top of the pumpkin off.  These pumpkins are hollow, so they are easy to cut.  

Step 2:  Place the pumpkin on the center of the drop cloth fabric, I get my drop cloth fabric from Lowe’s, and pull the drop cloth up all around the pumpkin to see how much you will need to cover the pumpkin, then cut your drop cloth fabric accordingly.  I never measure, I just see how much I need to cover the whole pumpkin and then cut it.  

Step 3:  Using a hot glue gun, glue the drop cloth fabric to the pumpkin, making sure the drop cloth totally covers the pumpkin.  You’ll want to push the end pieces/excess drop cloth fabric down inside the pumpkin as you work your way up from the bottom of the pumpkin.  

Step 4:  Next, using an orange cone I purchased from the toy section at the Dollar Tree, paint the cone with white chalk paint.  Use a heat gun to dry the cone. 

Step 5:  Once the cone is completely dry, hot glue burlap all around the cone using a spiral pattern/motion.  Trim off any excess burlap.  

Step 6:  Fill the center hole of the pumpkin with rice to give it some weight. 

Step 7:  Using a hot glue gun, securely attach the burlap covered cone, which will be the scarecrow’s hat, to the top center of the pumpkin.  

Step 8:  Hot glue Spanish Moss all around the base/bottom of the burlap covered cone.  Trim away any excess Spanish Moss.  

Step 9:  Using a half wood bead, paint the half wood bead orange.  You could also use the stem that comes with this pumpkin.  It is green, so you would need to paint it orange.  It comes on a toothpick, so it is very easy to pull the stem out.  Allow the half wood bead, or stem, to completely dry.  

Step 10:  Use two black buttons and hot glue them onto the “face” of the pumpkin creating two eyes for the scarecrow.  Then, take the dry half wood bead and hot glue it onto the pumpkin as this will be the nose for the scarecrow.

Step 11: Using a Q-tip or your finger tips, apply blush in a circular motion for cheeks.   

Step 12:  Using decorative fall leaf garland, I had this one and most likely purchased from a craft store or Dollar Tree, hot glue the fall garland around the burlap cone hat of the scarecrow in any way that looks good to you.  Enjoy this adorable little scarecrow! 



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If you decide to make this DIY  I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends!  Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube  



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