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Saturday, November 7, 2015

Scarecrow #2 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
buttons: white

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(#5)   11/4

11/12  Sweet Stampin Ch Autumn Leaves   2E(#2)  11/7

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

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

11/30   Die-Cut-Divas Ch Oct Ch Warm & Cozy    4E(#3)  inclatleast1diecut  11/1
   Warm & Cozy - Scarecrow is Warm & Cozy with the clothes & hat worn

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



  1. Cute decoration and a great idea to repurpose items for Thanksgiving. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  2. Thank you for sharing at my theme "ribbons and bow" over at Allsorts;-))m

  3. Love your cute scarecrow decoration, thank you for sharing it with us over at Sweet Stampin' , Jacky DT

  4. Adorable Autumnal scarecrow thank you for joining me us at Sweet Stampin' . Debbie X

  5. really fun project melissa! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

  6. Totally fun and it made me smile!

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  7. Such a fabulous fun Autumn project - the scarecrow is so cute. Thank you for sharing your card with us and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

  8. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x