But first – I need a scarecrow. Well that’s not true exactly – I need a new scarecrow. Well that’s not exactly true either; my existing scarecrow just needs a new head, and perhaps some stuffing.
So this week’s project is all about the scarecrow.
I made our scarecrow last year, with two of my little helpers. We dressed it in a pair of much worn maternity pants, and one very much worn work jacket. I didn’t have any brilliant ideas for a head – so I took an old t-shirt, stuffed it with straw, and plopped it onto the ‘shoulders’ of our garden guardian. It is almost too creepy. No, it is indeed too creepy. I took a photo to share with you, but it is so creepy, I don’t want that image popping up and having anything to do with me, ever. Don’t worry mouse, I have a plan.
I don’t know why I didn’t think of it before. I have made googly eyes for cookie monster costumes and balls for babies. The answer was quite simple: I just needed to make a larger googly eye! Stuffing is tricky. I didn’t want to use anything that will sag if it gets wet. I didn’t want to use anything too heavy. And I certainly didn’t want to use anything edible. So, that leaves what? Styrofoam! I went ahead and cut a roundish slab of Styrofoam from some old packaging… Tell me folks, what would you use?
Dingle Dangle Scarecrow
But Wait! How can you be a dingle dangle scarecrow without a flippy floppy hat? That’s easy… I whipped one up with more fabric scraps this afternoon! Tomorrow I will get it stapled onto my poor old scarecrow, and my seeds and plants will be safe. And my garden will be decidedly not creepy.
Happy Planting Everyone!