Saturday, September 19, 2015

Autumn Scarecrow


I have some fall craft ideas that I have been itching to do.  I love to do chalkboard art and I have been wanting to make a scarecrow, so I combined the two ideas and this is what came from that!


Scarecrow Chalkboard


I love Moroccan / quatrefoil frames.  I have a hard time finding them, so I decided to design one. With the help of my awesome hubby, we designed and cut out this layered frame out of MDF.
I do sell them on my ETSY shop if you are interested.



First I spray painted the frames with my favorite Heirloom white paint.  I had to spray them a few times to cover them evenly.



After the paint dried, I lightly sanded the frame to rough it up a bit.



I like to use a faux glaze that I have tinted with some brown acrylic paint to give it a bit of antiqued look.  I usually apply it to the areas I have sanded and a bit here and there  - I wipe it off rather quickly with a rag so it doesn't give it a smeared look.  If you want more of an antiqued look you could use the tinted faux glaze all over the frame.




Then, I add the chalkboard art. I have a tutorial demonstrating how I like to do chalkboard art HERE if you are interested.




I fit the chalkboard art in the frame and glued it in using a few spots of hot glue.  



Now the fun part - finding a good place to put it!



Have you started decorating for fall yet?

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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21 comments:

  1. Your litle scarecrow is darling, my friend. I always love your chalkboard creations. Thanks for sharing your talent and creativity with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

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  2. Awesomesauce!!! I love this quirky piece and I even love it more because of the art, KUDOS!!!

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  3. Such a great chalkboard idea! Love the scarecrow art!

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  4. I love your scarecrow chalkboard art, so pretty!

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  5. This is so cute! I am obsessed with chalkboard!

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  6. Oh My Heart-What a cute project, I love it, I am seeing so many projects using chalkboard, but this is really cute!!!

    Thanks for sharing on Oh My Heartsie Girls WW this week, I appreciate your sweet visit!!!

    Ya'all have a great week!!
    Karren

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  7. He is so neat, love him, and the great job you did on the frame too!

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  8. Brenda,
    This is an amazing Seasonal accessory idea, dear one!!!
    I adore your Scarecrow!!!
    Thank you for sharing and inspiring!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  9. Hi Brenda,
    I'm so happy to be following your lovely blog by Google Friend Connect, Twitter and Pinterest.
    Thanks for sharing this awesome craft and looking forward to making a new blog friend. Thanks.
    Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

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  10. That is so creative! Great job. Thanks for joining the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop!

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  11. What a neat project! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! :)

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  12. Oh my! This looks so incredible! Pinned and tweeted. We love partying with you and we appreciate you stopping by! Please take a minute to stop by next week, so we can pin and tweet your new creation. The party starts on Monday at 7 pm! Have a great Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

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  13. The frame is darling and I love your cute scarecrow! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  14. Hi. Wanted to let you know that your awesome project is featured at Wordless Wednesday--http://twochicksandamom.blogspot.com/2015/09/wordless-wednesday-48.html

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  15. Hi. Wanted to let you know that your awesome project is featured at Wordless Wednesday--http://twochicksandamom.blogspot.com/2015/09/wordless-wednesday-48.html

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  16. Hi Brenda,
    So happy to have you join and share this cute scarecrow chalkboard craft at
    Monday's Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    We hope to see you again and thanks.
    Julie xo

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  17. Oh gosh! This turned out so cute! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  18. This is fabulous. The frames ( shape and how you painted them) and the scarecrow are perfect together. Featuring when my link party opens up tonight!

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