Introduction: Mason Jar Scarecrow

As fall approaches, what better way to celebrate than with some decor? Mason jars have so many great purposes, one of which is crafting! In a few simple steps, you can turn a glass jar into a cute scarecrow that will have you practically begging for some hot apple cider...

Step 1: Gather Supplies

First, gather the supplies! For this mason jar scarecrow, you will need the following:

  • Mason jar (any size!)
  • Burlap
  • Straw
  • Fake flowers (yellow or orange)
  • Ribbon (any color you want!)
  • Paint (light brown, light pink, white, black, orange)
  • Paint brushes

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  • Needle and thread
  • Black marker
  • Rubber bands
  • Scissors

Step 2: Paint Jar

First, paint the mason jar with light brown paint. A few coats may be necessary in order to achieve a full coverage finish. Just be patient between layers, and wait until each coat is completely dry before you begin the next.

Step 3: Paint Eyes

After the jar is dry, it's time to paint the eyes! Using the white paint, make two ovals on the upper half of the jar. Once dry, outline the ovals and make a smaller black oval inside. You may do this with either the black paint or the black marker, whatever is easier. To add more detail, I recommend adding eyelashes or a white reflection in the eye!

Step 4: Paint Nose

Once the eyes are complete, it is time to paint the nose. Using the orange paint, make a triangle underneath the eyes. Make sure the corners are slightly rounded to create a special presentation. Once dry, outline the triangle in black and add small lines along the outside to resemble stitches.

Step 5: Paint Mouth and Cheeks

To complete the face, make a black squiggly line to represent the mouth. Add small lines to resemble the stitches, and small semi-circles on the ends of the mouth. Using the light pink paint, make small circles on the ends of the mouth.

Congratulations! The face is done!

Step 6: Add Hair

Now that the face is ready, it's time to give the scarecrow some hair! Using small pieces of straw, hold them against the lip of the mason jar with a rubber band. If you need help, ask somebody to put the rubber band on while you hold the straw. Feel free to repeat as many times as needed until you have as much hair as you want.

Step 7: Add Hat

To cover the rubber bands, cut a strip of burlap that is long enough to wrap around the lip of the mason jar. Holding the burlap in place, tie a piece of ribbon around it to attach it to the jar. Once the brim of the hat is secure, it is time to move on to the top of the hat.

For the top of the hat, cut out a circular piece of burlap about the size of the jar. You can either use a needle and thread to sew the top on, or use glue/tape if that is easier.

Step 8: Final Touch

To complete the scarecrow, add a fake flower to the hat. My flower had metal wire attached so I just twisted it to the ribbon. If your flowers do not have that, you can simply tape or glue it instead!

Step 9: Display

Once finished, be sure to display your new decor! Look at how great it looks! Your space will quickly be transformed into the perfect cozy fall look. Don't be afraid to light a candle, bake some pumpkin bread, and enjoy a chai latte.

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