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Burlap Scarecrow Garden Flag

Make this burlap scarecrow garden flag to add a little fun to your flowers this fall. This project is easy to make yourself at home with a bit of burlap and some paint. With minimal sewing involved, this is an easy craft that anyone can do!
Course craft
Cuisine American
Keyword fall decor, garden decor, garden flag, Halloween, outdoor decor, scarecrow
Active Time 2 hours
Drying time 1 hour
Total Time 3 hours
Makes 1 garden flag
Author Angie Holden

What You Will Need

  • Burlap
  • Patio Paint or other outdoor paint
  • Raffia
  • Sewing machine and thread
  • Scissors
  • Paint brush
  • Round sponge brush


  • Cut burlap into two 4 x 18 strips and two 12 x 18 pieces. The large pieces should be rounded on one 12 inch side.
  • Use orange outdoor paint to paint the two strips plus the top 5 inches or so of the large pieces. Allow to dry.
  • Use a round sponge brush to make eyes on your scarecrow with the outdoor paint.
  • Paint on a mouth and nose with outdoor paint. Allow everything to dry completely.
  • Sew the two large pieces together from where the painting starts all the way around the rounded edge and up until the painting starts again. Leave the painted portion open! Add raffia bundles to the "neck" area of your scarecrow while sewing.
  • Layout one long strip upside down, pieces of raffia, your sewn scarecrow heads, more pieces of raffia, and your other long strip.
  • Pick up carefully and sew around the long strips on your sewing machine.
  • Finish by sewing across the top as well as up some on each side as shown below. Just leave a large enough pocket to fit in your garden flag hanger.
  • Trim any raffia if desired with scissors and hang in your garden!