Dishtowel Scarecrow

February 12th, 2013 posted by Heidi Ott


Isn’t he the sweetest! This darling harvest scarecrow is simple to assemble and easy on the pocketbook. What agreat way to recycle those dish towels!


1 dishtowel

1 matching dishcloth

1/4-inch dia. Wood dowel, 11-inches long

Beige felt


Burlap or straw hat

Red and black permanent makers

Glue gun


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What you do


figure 1 Lay washcloth out flat. Place several strands of raffia along one end. Place the wooden dowel over the raffia (see fig. 1). Starting on the side you placed the raffia and dowel, begin rolling the washcloth, inclosing the raffia and dowel in the center. Tie a piece of raffia around dishcloth 1-inch from each end (see fig. 2). Trim the raffia so it hangs out about 1 1/2 inches on each end of the dishcloth. Set arms aside.


Figure 2 Cut a 7 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ piece of beige felt. Clip short ends so they have a jagged look. Fold in half widthwise and using the markers draw a face about 1-inch down from fold. Set head aside.


Figure 3 Fan fold the dishtowel lengthwise (refer to fig. 1 of the angel towel , use your back button to return ). Fold in center and place the folded felt head over fold in towel (see fig. 3). Tie a length of raffia just under the scarecrow face, around the felt and towel, to form the head. Slide arms between the folded towel up to the neck. Tie a length of raffia under arms for waist. Separate the two sections of the towel below the waist to form legs (see fig. 4). Tie a length of raffia 1-inch from the bottom of each leg. Figure 4


Figure 5 Create hair by tying a bunch of raffia in the center (see fig. 5). Using a glue gun, glue center of raffia bunch to the top of the scarecrow head. Spread raffia down around the head and glue hat onto head over raffia. Trim the hair if needed.

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