Introduction: Scarecrow Garden Buddies

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Create your very own tiny scarecrow garden buddies for decorative fun. Add them to outdoor gardens or indoor plants

Step 1: What You Will Need

1) Patron corks

2) 3/16 inch Dowel rods

3) Raffia

4) Straw hat

5) Scrap fabric

6) Small flowers

7) Google eyes

8) Scotch Brite Pads

9) Sharpie marker

10) Glue gun

11) 3/16 inch drill bit and drill

Step 2: Drilling the Cork

Using a 3/16 inch drill bit, drill a hole in the bottom of the cork about 2 inches deep. This hole will later be used to hold the dowel rod

Step 3: Adding the Hair

1) Place a dab of glue on the top of the cork

2) Before the glue sets (hardens) start adding strands of Raffia across the blob of glue. Keep adding glue and Raffia until the desired amount of hair is achieved

There are no rules, so make the hair any color, short or long, thick or thin

Step 4: The Hat

1) Place glue around the inside of the hat as illustrated and place on cork over the hair

Step 5: The Face

1) Using dabs of glue, affix google eyes and nose

The nose is a very tiny piece cut from the corner of a Scotch Brite pad

2) Draw on the mouth with a Sharpie marker

Step 6: The Stick Body

1) Add a bit of glue to the drilled hole in the bottom of the cork and push in the dowel rod

Step 7: The Scarf

1) Cut a 3x3 inch square from fabric and fold in half

I use pieces of fabric from my scrap material stash

2) Add a dab of glue on the front side of the cork stem

3) Place the folded fabric over the glue and hold for a few seconds

4) Turn the cork around and add a dab of glue to the back of the cork stem and wrap around the ends of the scarf and hold

Step 8: Decorate the Hat

1) Add tiny craft flowers to the top of the hat or if you can find tiny craft fruit, add them too. Again, no rules so get creative

Step 9: More Scarecrow Garden Buddie Pictures

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