Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Scarecrows

There not just for scaring away birds anymore. I once picked up a book at the library about scarecrows and noticed as i sifted through them were not just cute figures made of stuffed clothes, some of them were kind of frightening on there own. The books writer showed a foggy field in the morning filled with scarecrows. They looked like Zombies stumbling through the field.

Step One
Cut a 10-foot bamboo pole into two pieces, one 4 feet long and the other 6 feet long.
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Step Two
Place the 4-foot section across the 6-foot piece, 1 foot down from the top.
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Step Three
Wire the two pieces together with floral wire, twine or raffia.
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Step Four
Place an old shirt on the short cross-piece of the frame and button the shirt in front.
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Step Five
Stuff the shirt loosely with straw, dry leaves or rags.
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Step Six
Place gloves at the end of the "arms" and secure them with rubber bands.
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Step Seven
Pull one leg of a pair of trousers onto the long bamboo pole. The other leg will hang freely.
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Step Eight
Tuck the stuffed shirt into the waist of the trousers.
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Step Nine
Secure the waist of the trousers to the pole with a rope or belt, tying the belt or rope to the cross-piece if necessary to keep the pants from falling down.
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Step Ten
Stuff the pants with the stuffing material of your choice.
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Step Eleven
Make a head for your scarecrow by stuffing straw into a pillowcase. Tie the pillowcase opening onto the top of the long stake with rope.
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Step Twelve
Draw a face with felt-tip pens, or glue on buttons for eyes and yarn for a mouth.
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Step Thirteen
Stick the scarecrow in the ground or tie it securely in another location

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