Y’all are going to love this scarecrow jar fall craft idea. I have a thing for scarecrows this year so I just had to turn a mason jar into a cute little scarecrow. This is a great project to do with the kids or make a few for yourself to add to your fall decor. You can also add a gift inside for a fun way to give a hostess gift for fall parties. These are super simple to make so grab your mason jars and some burlap and get started.
Supplies needed to make your own scarecrow jar fall craft idea:
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- Pint mason jar with lid (I like ones with smooth sides and found this one at the dollar store.)
- Craft paint (NOTE: Look for paint that can be used on glass.)
- Orange Felt
- Google eyes
- Black paint pen
- Hot glue and glue gun
Start with a scrap piece of burlap and trace your mason jar lid as shown below. I used a larger circle template to trace the outer edge of the hat brim.
Cut out the pieces with scissors.
Add the brim to the mason jar lid with hot glue. BE CAREFUL! The hot glue will go through the burlap and burn your fingers. One tip is to use finger guards if you have them.
Cut a piece of burlap about 3 1/2 inches by 9 1/2 inches. Place around the lid as shown below. Hot glue around the bottom edge.
Hot glue up the seam in back then add on the top again with hot glue.
Add on the ribbon with hot glue.
In the meantime, clean your jar well with rubbing alcohol then paint with a craft paint made for glass. It may take a few coats. Allow to dry completely then start adding on your eyes and felt nose with hot glue.
Use the black paint pen to draw on a mouth as shown below.
Cut short strips of raffia with scissors.
Use hot glue to add them around the hat.
Add the hat to your mason jar and trim the raffia if desired.
This scarecrow jar is complete and ready for your home! The kids will love this fall craft idea and this little guy sitting around your home this autumn.
I told you I have a thing for scarecrows this year! Check out these other scarecrow craft ideas:
- Scarecrow Treat Bags
- Scarecrow Garden Flag
- Paint Stick Scarecrow
- Craft Stick Scarecrow
- Or click here for lots of scarecrow craft ideas!
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