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Saturday, November 7, 2015

Scarecrow #1 Crochet Thanksgiving Decor

When Halloween is over & Dia de los Muertos has passed I decorate for Thanksgiving which seems to be the forgotten holiday sometimes. I say forgotten because our town has already started decorating outside for Christmas. I turn the styrofoam orange pumpkins around so you do not see the carved images and use them as Thanksgiving decor. I then decorate with scarecrow theme.

Here is one of the scarecrow decorations I made. The base is a plastic container I recycled and covered with crocheted Autumn ombre yarn. Decorated with Thanksgiving picks: acorn, pumpkin & scarecrow. Added buttons to scarecrow. Used Tim Holtz leaf die. Stamped Inky Antics sentiment on leaf. Added raffia.

Supplies List 

adhesive: glue dots

ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
machine: Tim Holtz Vagabond
other: acorn, pumpkin, raffia, scarecrow, yarn 
recycle: plastic container as base covered with crochet yarn 
stamp:  Inky Antics Harvest Mouse - sentiment 'Happy Thanksgiving'
Tim Holtz:  cardstock - core'dinations - orange   die - Tattered Leaves
tools: MISTI 

Entering this into the following challenges:    

11/7   Pile It On Ch#93 Anything But a Square or Rectangle  UE  11/1

11/8  Jennifer McGuire Share Handmade Kindness Ch Wk 1: Friends & Family  UE  11/2

11/9  Scrappy Moms Stamps Terr Tues Ch - Scarecrow   UE   11/3

11/10  Simon Says Stamp Wed Thanks/Thanksgiving  5E(#4)   11/4

11/1Allsorts Wk336 - Ribbons & Bows  3E(#2)  11/7

11/13  HIMCR #224 Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green  3E(#2)  11/7

11/30  Paper Sweeties Insp Ch #37 Nov 2015  UE  11/1



  1. How cute! What a great way to repurpose your Halloween decorations!

  2. A real fun Autumnal creation Malissa, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  3. So beautiful, Thank you for joining in with us at Allsorts this week, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

  4. SO fun, Melissa! I LOVE all your beautiful fall creations! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sweeties! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  5. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at HIMCR, good luck!!! Amy DT

  6. Gorgeous Melissa - love the whole autumnal feel to this - sweeeeeeet!
    Thanks for joining in at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.
    Caryn xxx