Have you ever made a scarecrow? Basic tools and limited carpentry skills are all you need to build this simple frame for a fun garden accent. So, what are you waiting for? Get out your saw and power drill and let’s get to work!
Scrap lumber was used for the scarecrow’s shoulder section and torso. One 5-foot long garden stake was enough for the upper and lower arms and neck pieces.
Screwing the pieces together and attaching the wing nuts at the shoulders and elbows created the scarecrow frame. Make sure to label upper and lower arm pieces before you drill holes for the joints. You can see I missed one! No big deal, her hands will cover that extra hole.
A Goodwill shirt and floral dress were put on the frame, and the Garden Maiden started to emerge. Then a pair of garden gloves was rubber-banded to her lower arms for hands. Because every gardener needs a hat, the Garden Maiden was given a pretty straw bonnet decorated with silk flowers.
Wing nuts at the scarecrow’s shoulders and elbows made the shoulders and elbows adjustable. Now she could pose and hold garden items on her arm!
Now she was all finished and ready to become a garden accent. Trying to decide on a spot to show herself off, the Garden Maiden first planted herself firmly by the Limelight Hydrangeas. But their many blooms were stealing this diva’s thunder, so she had to move.
Next, she tried the flowerbed by the side of the driveway. But it was too hot for this delicate flower.
And here is where she settled in, right by the arbor in the Shade Garden. In this location, she will be able to greet passers-by and welcome them to visit our garden. But, she’s a restless one. Who knows where she might pop up next?
Help name our woodscrap scarecrow! She’s too pretty not to have one. Leave a comment below this article with your suggestion, please!
Here’s another version of my scarecrow with small pots for hands!
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