Scarecrow ideas aren’t just for your corn and pumpkin patch. Check out these scarecrow ideas and you’ll be surprised at the amazing possibilities for scarecrows in your homestead!
Creative Scarecrow Ideas For All Seasons
Scarecrows are such a mainstay around the homestead, they’re practically family members. But since everything comes and goes with the seasons, some of the worn-out ones have to be laid to rest. Looking for scarecrow ideas led me to some of the most scary, adorable, funny, and downright strange scarecrows this side of the Internet, and I’m going to share them all with you! Whether for their primary drive-birds-away function of for decorative value, you’ll find this array of scarecrow ideas interesting. Help yourself!
1. Rock And Roll Scarecrow Ensemble
Now, this one had me laughing out loud–I can just imagine the playful creativity behind it. It might look like too much work, but I’m pretty sure you’ll have a rocking time assemling this ensemble.
2. Cute Wooden Scarecrow
For your fall decor ideas, what better to decorate with than a scarecrow? You just need an elementary level drawing skills to pull this one off. With some paint and wood scraps, you’ll get yourself a cute and fancy scarecrow for fall.
3. Spooky Tree Branch Scarecrow
If you want to scare both birds and adventurous passersby alike, this super spooky scarecrow idea is perfect. Take some scrawny and knobby tree branches, this inspiration, and work with your imagination to make this scarecrow perfect for Halloween.
4. Charming Scarecrow Wreath
What better wreath for your fall door decor than one with a scarecrow? Fashion a wreath with dried straw or corn stalks, decorate with fresh or dried flowers, and neatly tuck a little scarecrow for an autumn harvest vibe in your decorations.
5. Sweet Scarecrow Planters
Don’t you think these scarecrow and sunflower planters are just adorable? They should make great decorations along the pathway or entrance to your homestead.
6. Scarecrow From Scratch
You don’t need to spend a single dime for a scarecrow when what you need is available all around your homestead. Tree branches, twigs, straw, and even cast-offs from your harvest can be used to create a very rustic scarecrow.
7. Silly Scarecrow Crow
A scarecrow crow to scare crows and other birds away is nothing short of hilarious. Well, I find it so, as well as cute and creative. Take this scarecrow inspiration for something different!
8. Partners In Crime Scarecrows
Even a scarecrow can get lonely and deserves a better half. Put up this Mr. And Mrs. Scarecrow side by side for some double scare power.
9. Cool Jack Sparrow Scarecrow
If scare you must, then why not a pirate scarecrow? And who better to make than that infamous pirate Jack Sparrow! Use your imagination and make scarecrows modeled after your favorite characters.
10. Creative Pallet Scarecrow
Wood pallets aren’t just for practical uses in the garden and home, they also make some neat seasonal decorations too. Don’t you think this pallet scarecrow is brilliant? You also check these pallet project ideas for fall to find out what I mean.
11. Nifty Scarecrow Mason Jar
Care for some scarecrows indoors? Boost the festive mood of autumn and Halloween with some scarecrow-inspired decor. Take this cute and easy scarecrow Mason jar I’m definitely eyeing for my own indoor decorations.
12. Scary Jack O’ Scarecrow
A scarecrow and a Jack o’ Lantern in one? Why that’s double the spook and definitely double the fun to make just in time for Halloween.
13. Lovely Hula Dancer Scarecrow
Put a tropical twist or spin to your scarecrow and make this lovely hula dancer! It looks friendly enough for your scaredy cats, but not for the pesky birds out for your fall harvest.
14. Giant Hay Bale Scarecrow
Have some fun with your hay bales first before they’re needed and stack them up to build this giant scarecrow. This should be perfect for a barnyard Halloween party.
15. Pretty Hat Scarecrow Wreath
Transform old straw hats into a fancy and nifty fall decoration with this scarecrow idea. A little scarecrow face and smile, some dried straw for hair, a fancy ribbon and some flowers, and viola! A pretty fall decor perfect for your front door.
16. Festive Scarecrow Fall Decor Idea
Fall harvest is an exciting time for me and it’s a shame to leave the homestead bare and looking plain in such a festive season. With your pumpkin harvest and some simple scarecrows, it’s sure to boost the holiday spirit around the homestead.
17. Adorable Grandpa And Grandma Scarecrow
Do I hear some aahs for these adorable scarecrows looking just like grandpa and grandma? Well, you’ll hear it from me because I’m really loving these scarecrows, which are perfect to honor our homesteading old Ma and Pa.
18. Sinister Pumpkin Scarecrow
Get creative with your pumpkin harvest and make this sinister pumpkin scarecrow. Isn’t is amazing that with creative carving and some toothpicks, you can make an interesting scarecrow such as this one.
19. Easy DIY Scarecrow
Whether for decor purposes or to scare off pesky birds from your autumn harvest, making a DIY scarecrow should be one homesteading skill you need to learn. For starters, this one should get you places in making your own DIY scarecrow.
Watch this cool story about the legend of the scarecrow in this video:
There you have it, homesteaders! Scarecrow ideas and inspiration for making DIY scarecrows. I hope you enjoyed the ideas as much as I did. I’ve enjoyed these ideas so much, I might be overrun by DIY scarecrows around the homstead by fall’s end!
What do you think of these scarecrow ideas? Which one is your favorite? Share your thoughts about it in the comments section below!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in October 2015 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.