Make a Mini Scarecrow

autumnYears ago, I used to sell a variety of handcrafted items at artisan fairs and craft shows. People would often come to my booth, graciously admire my work, and then confess that they’d love to “make something” too, but didn’t know where to begin and wished there were some quick and easy starting projects available. After hearing this for a while, I took it to heart and began a line of craft kits. Each one included a simple project with clear directions and all of the necessary supplies. I tried to design fairly basic kits in such a way that the finished item would look a bit more difficult than it actually was! 🙂

Since we are now smack dab in the middle of Autumn, I thought you might like to see one of those old patterns. It’s a mini scarecrow. This little guy is only about 6 inches tall! He’s made on a very small craft broom, which you turn into his straw body.


I no longer make the kit, but here’s a list of the supplies you need, along with full-size patterns and directions.

Use one as a focal point on a fall wreath, or make a garland of them to hang over a door! They’d be sweet decorating a napkin ring, or to dress up a hostess gift. You could even wear one as a pin on a coat (or a hat if you dare!).

mini broomThe mini craft broom needed should be available at your local craft store. It’s important to get the long and skinny style as shown to the left, not a broom that has a short, wide base.

Supplies Needed:

1 mini broom 5”- 6” tall (long/skinny style – see photo)
1 wooden bead (size: 20mm)
Small scraps of felt in brown, orange, yellow
6” piece of “autumn” ribbon for scarf
2 yd piece of fluffy yellow yarn for “straw” hair
fishing line for hanger
Tacky glue
Optional: tiny bird – either from craft store or one can be made from mini pom poms, black felt wings/tail, and yellow felt beak – as seen in photo.

For full-size patterns and instructions, click the link below:

Scarecrow Pattern



Make a Mini Scarecrow — 6 Comments

  1. This is a very good idea for Halloween or fall . People can make this at home and it would be of more value to them because they took the time to make it themselves instead of buying it already made . I also love etsy how it is a world of imagination too .

  2. That scarecrow is very cute. We have bought those round wooden heads for making fairies. Little Mr Scarecrow is a great idea too;)

  3. Straw Boy is too cute. Of course I especially like Blackie. You could stick this little guy all over the place. Don’t you just love decorating for the holidays!

  4. Hi Crystal! This is just adorable! I love your idea of a whole garland of these little cuties! Love his happy face! Thank you for the directions! Hugs, Paulette 😉

  5. I think that Craft Kits are so cool. It is an easy way to get all the supplies needed,when it is hard w/kids. Also with kits(just like cooking) you know the materials(ingredients) and it is easier to buy everything next time to make more.

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