Creative Scarecrows: 35 Fun Figures for Your Yard & Garden

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Lark Books, 2004 - House & Home - 144 pages
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From the traditional straw guy to a painted sheet-metal mermaid, these 30 scarecrows and their yard figure cousins are simply out of the ordinary—and that’s great news for the many crafters who compete in “Best Scarecrow” contests held at fairs and other venues throughout America. It’s easy to construct one of these wildly creative figures with the information and instruction contained in this whimsical, charming celebration of scarecrow art. Some are crafted from organic materials such as gourds and bamboo. Others use recycled items, including a “Tin Can Man” and a quirky woman made from old umbrellas. A few double as a planter, trellis, or address marker. Whether to scare away birds or attract attention to the garden, these make great additions to any outdoor space.
 

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Just the book i needed to make the scarecrows for the Harvest Festival. It featured lots of directions and suggestions to make the scarescrows your way with your imagination or their way and follow the books lead. Read full review

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The scarecrow, originally a mostly ineffective device for scaring birds away from crops, has become a folk figure for gardens and harvest festivals. Some of the projects in this book may turn out to ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
6
Uncle Billy
27
Wild Triangle Woman
33
Stovepipe Hat Rocking
41
ClayPot Puppy
47
Gruesome Gourd Gargoyles
53
OneMan Band
63
Waterfall Woman
73
PlasticPot Couple
93
Medieval Maid Birdfeeder
100
GazingBall Scarecrow
107
Backyard Totem Pole
115
Gourd Gardenkeeper
122
Delicious Scarecrow
129
Corn Harvest Thanksgiving
135
Acknowledgments
142

Autumn Garden Fairy
79
Silverware Woman
87

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