Make Your Own Pumpkin Scarecrow

Make Your Own Pumpkin Scarecrow

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Katie Steuernagle
Oct 18, 2010

I've been reading Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House in the Big Woods recently, and I'm longing to learn how to do the things that were a part of daily life in the late 19th Century. I want to make butter and raise chickens and make headcheese. Well, maybe not the headcheese thing. But as soon as Pa sows the cornfield, I'm pretty sure I'll need to make one of these scarecrows.

Not only are they timeless symbols of Autumn and harvest time, they're also perfect for Halloween. Those empty leering pumpkin heads can run the gamut from cute to creepy to downright terrifying. Kris from Simply Prim wrote up a great tutorial to make her version, which we think is absolutely classic. Check it out here.

(Image: Simply Prim)

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