Well hello there adorable scarecrow ornament. Don’t you look sassy atop that fall themed tree. Oh what’s that you say? You’re super duper easy to make too? Let’s tell em how it’s done Mr. Scarecrow.
Let’s start with some back story before we get to the scarecrow ornament DIY. Why decorate just one tree for fall when you could decorate three? I happen to think that the Chocolate Truffle Potted Tree, Treetopia Basics Orange Tree and the Treetopia Basics Yellow Tree all look pretty groovy together. Are those links SPONSORED? You bet your butt they are because I am the Treetopia brand ambassador. All opinions are my own and I do love me some colored Christmas trees. OK enough of the legal mumbo-jumbo let’s get to the DIY part already.
- Round Ornaments
- Craft Glue
- Paint Pen
- Round Sponge Brush
- Pink Craft Paint
- Googly Eyes
- Quilting Scraps
The first thing I did was add raffia for hair. I used a natural color raffia and cut it so that they scarecrow had somewhat of a bob. I even gave them bangs. The pieces do not have to be even. Actually the more uneven the better. I used a hot glue gun.
Once your scarecrows have hair cut two triangles of burlap and glue them on as hats. You can embellish the hats anyway you want. I used vintage quilting yo-yos, fabric scraps and buttons. Use a hot glue gun to attach. I adore the way these guys look on my orange tree. I’ve decorated this baby for Halloween, Valentines, Christmas, Superbowl and Fall. Who knew that an orange tree was so versatile. It’s all about the ornaments people.
Add google eyes and an orange felt nose with glue. Use a round sponge brush for the cheeks. Use a black paint marker to make a dashed line mouth and even lashes if you want. How you embellish your scarecrow is completely up to you.
I based the design of these ornaments on these adorable vintage scarecrow dolls I picked up a flea market a few years back. Funny when I bought them I knew the would be perfect on a fall tree or wreath and I was so right! I love this guys next to my Treetopia Basics Yellow Tree. This tree has been amazing for Valentines Day, Christmas and now now Fall. I used to say I hated canary yellow, but now I love it.
Surround your fall tree vignette with some oversized acorns and quilted teal pumpkins and your all set! Pop over to the Treetopia blog to see even more pictures!
Want more fall inspiration? Keep reading.
DIY Afghan Ornaments for a Fall Tree – If you love fall you are going to love this jumbo acorn covered fall tree, complete with DIY afghan ornaments.
Boho Inspired Fall Wreath – One of my favorite episodes of DIY This With Jennifer Perkins. I love this yarn wrapped fall wreath and you will too.
Fall Leaves Table Runner – Preserve those fall leaves all year long with this adorable DIY table runner.