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DIY Rustic Scarecrow Wreath

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Alyssa loves creating unique decor items from everyday household materials. She is a wife and mom who drinks copious amounts of coffee.

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Fall Craft Idea: Scarecrow Wreath Tutorial

I love decorating for the holidays. Halloween is my favorite, but I also like to include a few pieces that I can leave up through Thanksgiving. Making my own décor using repurposed items is my specialty. I don't like anything to go to waste. This year, I wanted to create a unique wreath with a rustic feel.

This scarecrow is adorable! Most of the items I already had sitting around the house, but I did have to buy burlap fabric and jute twine. I found great deals on both items and there's plenty for future projects.

Follow along with my tutorial below to create your own rustic scarecrow wreath.

Materials Needed

Materials Needed

Materials Needed

  • Wire hanger
  • Fabric (I used old jeans and a gingham-style shirt)
  • Burlap fabric or ribbon
  • A pair of kid jeans
  • A hat
  • Twine
  • Pillow stuffing or old fabric scraps
  • Floral wire

Steps 1–3: Add the Fabric Strips

1. Straighten out your wire hanger, using pliers if needed. Then shape the wire into a circle.

2. Cut strips of your fabrics. I made mine varying in thickness, but generally about an inch wide.

3. Tie your strips around the wire until the wire is fully covered. Choose a pattern that you like best. I alternated my fabrics: jean, burlap, gingham, burlap, jean, and so on.

Tie fabric strips around wire hanger circle.

Tie fabric strips around wire hanger circle.

Step 4: Attach the Hat

4. To attach the hat, I ran a piece of floral wire through the holes of the brim on each side and secured it to the top curves of the wire circle.

Steps 5 and 6: Attach the Jeans

5. I used a pair of my son's old Wrangler jeans from several years ago. To make them the right size for my wreath, I tightened the elastic waistband. Then, I used a piece of twine to thread through the button hole and secured it to a belt loop.

6. To attach the jeans to the wreath, I used a piece of twine wrapped around the front and back belt loop on each side of the waist band. I tightly tied the twine around the wire wreath and made a little bow.

Steps 7–10: Add the Finishing Touches

7. Use pillow stuffing or fabric scraps to stuff the legs of the jeans.

8. Once you have each leg stuffed, tuck a piece of burlap into the leg and leave a little hanging out. Tie the leg closed with a piece of twine.

9. Fray the ends of the burlap by gently tugging on the seams.

10. Flip your scarecrow over. Tie a long piece of twine into a hook at the top of your wreath. Use a piece of floral wire on either side of the hat brim to attach the brim to the twine. This will allow you to hang your wreath. I added a piece of burlap into each pocket for additional interest.

Display your rustic scarecrow wreath as part of your fall décor!

Display your rustic scarecrow wreath as part of your fall décor!

© 2021 Alyssa

Comments

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on October 06, 2021:

Thank you Peggy!

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on October 06, 2021:

Hahahahaa!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 04, 2021:

What a cute idea! Thanks for the tutorial on how to make a scarecrow wreath.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 04, 2021:

I'll be waiting on mine...lol.

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on October 04, 2021:

Thank you John! I agree!

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on October 04, 2021:

I loved your voodoo doll pin cushion, and I love this too. What a great decoration for all year round.

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on October 04, 2021:

Thanks Bill!

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on October 04, 2021:

Thank you so much Pamela!

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on October 04, 2021:

Thank you Brenda!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 04, 2021:

Very cute! You are a creative machine!

Happy Monday!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on October 04, 2021:

You are so clever, Alyssa. I love your latest creation for Halloween. Thanks for sharing the directions. Great project!

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 04, 2021:

Alyssa

I think that's Adorable.

I'm sure you could sell these if you wanted too.

Great job.