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- August 21, 2015 at 11:27 am #360918Tashdan
Here’s a fun fall decoration that’s pretty easy to put together.
A small piece of burlap
straw or raffia (Unraveled)
1 4″ pot for the head Terracotta Pot
1 6″ pot for the body
4 Tiny Terracotta Pots
Acrylic Paint (to make the face)
Hot Glue or Craft Glue
Thick Jute TwineWrap Burlap around one pot, gluing it into place. Cut a couple Burlap patches out of the second pot and apply them to the “body pot” with modge podge or glue. (there’s a recipe for modge podge here on the site).
Let it dry then paint on the face. Use your imagination. Cut raffia or straw into pieces and apply them in the pot for the top. (You can glue them into place)Make the Arms by thread a piece of jute string through 2 of the smaller pots and then knotting each end. Glue some straw inside the pot to form his “hands”. Like this: O.O
So it’s one long string with a pot at each end. Set it over the Body Pot, once you can tell which length of string is right for the arm length, tie a knot in the string to hold the pot on. Repeat for the other side.
Place the arm string across the pot for the body, apply a ring of hot glue and add a bunch of tiny 1″ pieces of raffia or straw to make the “neck” then add a big dab of hot glue to the middle to hold the head on and add the head.Create the feet the same way you made the arms, except glue the string inside the body pot.
Terracotta Scarecrow Original Hobby Lobby Instructions
This little straw man is just too cute to be scary.
- To make him, embellish a set of clay pots with bits of burlap, strands of raffia and simple acrylic paint for the face.
- When everything is dry, thread four extra long strands of jute twine (you can trim them later) through the head, knotting them together on the inside.
- Let the “arm” strings dangle to the sides, and thread the “leg” strings through the upturned body.
- Then, knot on the hands and feet as shown.
- Tip: For extra strength, thread jute twine through a wooden bead (on the inside of the pot) before knotting. Then follow with a bit of hot glue.
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- August 21, 2015 at 11:48 am #462021FreebieQueen
Thank you for resharing this idea, I saw it a few years ago and wanted to make them then! I will definitely be making a couple this season.
- September 25, 2019 at 7:30 am #578413LissAlso, here’s a link to the original directions as well
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