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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

DECORATING WITH JEANIE -- SCARECROW YARD ART

Philadelphia Sports Fan Scarecrow

Toy Story Scarecrow

"Guy Crow" Insurance
Scarecrow

"Crow"-vert Affairs
Scarecrow
Fairy Princess Scarecrow

Knight Scarecrow
"Straw" Trooper
Scarecrow

Halloween is only a month away. Today Jeanie offers a Halloween decorating idea for welcoming all those boys and ghouls who come trick or treating. -- AP

Thanks, Anastasia! Do you know that Halloween is the second biggest holiday of the year when it comes to consumer spending? Have you noticed how people are going all out to decorate their homes and yards for Halloween as much as they do for Christmas?

I recently spent a Saturday afternoon at Peddler’s Village in Lahaska, PA. As it turned out, they were having a scarecrow festival and competition. Handmade scarecrows were everywhere, many made by children. And that gave me an idea.

For those of you who like to decorate your front yard for Halloween, this year, instead of spending a ton of money, why not buy a bale of hay, grab some old clothes and craft supplies, and make your own scarecrows? Make it a family project. Trust me, you and your kids will have a blast! Just take a look at the great examples I found to spur your imagination.

Thanks, Jeanie! These are fantastic! My favorites are the “Guy Crow” Insurance Scarecrow, the “Straw” Trooper Scarecrow, and the “Crow”-vert Affairs Scarecrow, but I’m a sucker for a good pun. What about the rest of you? Which one is your favorite? -- AP

6 comments:

Caridad Pineiro said...

These are fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy said...

I think I like the knight the best. Soon you won't be able to walk through my town without tripping over a scarecrow. We have a town contest and all the submissions are showcased on the streets of our downtown. I've already seen some scarecrows popping up.

Janet said...

What fun. We also have a scarecrow competition in our town. I just might have to enter this year. Thanks

J Hali said...

Go Phillies--guess you know which is my fav! Thanks for sharing your ideas, Jeanie, and the pics.

Kttycat said...

Lol these are adorable!

Cindi J said...

These are all adorable, but I think I like the "Crow"-vert Affairs one. Love the pun on the tv show.