RETRO CRAFTING-SCARECROWS

While out thrifting I am always looking for retro craft magazines and patterns, I’ve not had much luck, nothing that appealed to me anyhow.
I did however come across two Quick and Easy Crafts magazines, from the 90s recently.

They were fun to flip through and see what crafters were into 25 years ago, the year I first became a mama.
This craft was in the 1994 October edition.mag scarecrow 1
We didn’t follow the instructions, but if you click on the above photo I have included a scan of the magazine pages with all the instructions.

At the bottom of the page I will include a link for a print out for the pattern that I scanned and made into a printable.

We did these on Thanksgiving

I pre-cut the bodies out of thick cardboard, with a scroll saw, you can use wood for a more durable scarecrow, but cardboard keeps cost down when making nearly a dozen lol.

I designed my own hats and cut those out of cereal box cardboard. I set out markers, paint, and scrap papers to embellish them with.

We used felt for the tops, jean for the pants, scraps of fabric and ribbon for the patches on the clothes

We used tan felt for the “hay”, gluing it to the back of the sleeves and pant legs before gluing the clothes onto the body. Glue the jeans on first then the top on top of them.

We used tacky glue to attach the hay and clothes to the body, hot glue to attach the hats together and to the body.

We used sharpies and paint for the faces, which we transferred with carbon paper ( rubbing a pencil on the back works as well)

The cheeks are a bit of paint dabbed on with our fingers.

A hole punched at the top of the hat and some cotton yarn was used for a hanger.

As I say “we” did these instructions, I must confess, I am the only one who followed direction, LOL

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The kids went rogue on me, and that’s ok! For a split second they honestly thought I was upset when I was making sarcastic comments and screaming NO STOP! LOL, but they saw instantly that I was joking, I should know better, these are my children and their plus one’s, they are my tribe and we beat to our own rhythm!

Even though they are not all “scarecrows” I love each and everyone of these creations, and that we all had some really good belly laughs making these! The creativity they came up with on their own amazes me too!

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LEFT TO RIGHT My Son’s fiance made KEVIN SMITH My daughter made BOB from Bob’s burgers Our other son’s girlfriend made a cat girl named Ms Meowdy Doo My youngest Son made JOE with his Zelda shirt My oldest son made CLETUS and our second youngest son made DR IVO EGGMAN 

 

Click HERE for the body pattern
Click HERE for the clothes patterns

 

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SHARED AT THESE LINK PARTIES

FLOUR ME WITH LOVE

YOU’RE THE STAR

DOMESTICALLY SPEAKING

FLUSTER BUSTER

ADORING CREATIONS

MY THRIFT STORE ADDICTION

OUR HOPEFUL HOME

CHA’S CRAZY CREATIONS

GRANDMA’S HOUSE DIY

ARTSY FARTSY MAMA

THE PIN JUNKIE

2 CHICKS AND A MOM

PIECED PASTIMES

LIFE AND LINDA

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