Thursday, September 15, 2011

Craft/Coffee Can Scarecrow

This adorable scarecrow made from a coffee can is the perfect decoration for your fall party table!
From BHG

What you'll need:

  • Coffee can
  • 2 sheets tan felt
  • Small scrap of orange felt
  • 2 large mismatched buttons
  • 18" twine
  • Scissors
  • White craft glue
  • Instant grab glue
  • Raffia
  • Small straw hat
  • 2 silk flowers

How to make it:

  1. Put lid on coffee can. Cover coffee can with tan felt using white craft glue.
  2. Place coffee can on its side and use instant grab glue to pipe on the mouth. Cut twine to fit on the glue smile and press in place. Cut remaining twine into one inch pieces. Use instant grab glue to attach to the smile in a stitch type fashion. To make the nose, cut a triangle from orange felt and use instant grab glue to attach it just above the smile.
  3. Use instant grab glue to attach two buttons for eyes.
  4. Stand coffee can up and pipe a generous amount of white craft glue onto the coffee can lid. Cut raffia into 18" lengths and place on top of lid, covering the lid (be sure the raffia lines up properly with the facial features!). Let dry. Glue the hat onto the raffia hair.
  5. Glue two silk flowers to the hat.Tips:
  6. Many coffee companies are moving using plastic containers. You can still use these plastic containers to create this craft, or scale down the size and use a vegetable can instead.
  7. If you prefer a more cutesy face, use wiggle eyes instead of buttons.
  8. Yarn can be used instead of twine for the smile.

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