Fearless Friday, Paint a Scarecrow!

This guy has gotten so many pins on Pinterest this Fall,

which got me thinking,

I should re-share the post I did with a scarecrow tutorial

Maybe you’d like to paint a scarecrow~


It’s easier than you think!

scarecrow thepaintedapron.com

Start with a head, arms and legs~

I used white mixed with a touch of yellow and orange


Next add a swash of green for his shirt


Now add a dome for his hat


and a wavy brim


You can add Xs for his eyes while you’ve got the black out

or wait until the finishing touches


Paint the overalls with a square tipped brush,

using blue and white. 

If you put both colors on your brush,

they will mix as you stroke,

creating a natural shading and depth of color


One brush stroke for each shoulder strap,

then run the brush across for the overall bib


Stroke straight down from the bib to form the pant legs

painted scarecrow thepaintedapron.com

Now add the “straw,” using brown, orange and yellow. 

Load a little of each color on a small tipped brush

and make quick short strokes

scarecrow thepaintedapron.com

Add patches with stitches,

buttons on the straps,

and nose and mouth for finishing details

scarecrow window

Speaking of scarecrows,

my newest scarecrow and his pal the witch,

will be starring in a Halloween tablescape next week!

Be sure to stop back by on Tuesday

for the Halloween Tablescape Blog Hop fun!

If you’d like to see more scarecrow tutorials click on the links below

Sunflower Scarecrow in colored pencil

Wine Bottle Scarecrow

Happy Creating, Be Fearless!

Sunflower Scarecrow is available in my Society 6 Shop here

More new Fall designs in Society 6 Shop here

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday   Love Your Creativity  Over the Moon

Between Naps on the Porch,  Celebrate Your Story,

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

 Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl Turn About Tuesday 

 Full Plate Thursday  Centerpiece Wednesday Creative Crafts

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Creative Cumpulsions

23 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Paint a Scarecrow!”
  1. thefrenchhutch says:

    Jenna, your little scarecrow is not scary but adorable! I can see why he was a hit on Pinterest. A great step by step tutorial and so many cute projects. Look forward to your tablescape next week……
    Hugs and missing you……..

    • Thanks Emily! Looks like a rainy weekend, I hope you can stay cozy and enjoy your family and a laid back weekend! We are relieved that the coast is out of the path and hoping the tarps on the roof hold. Hugs back and I miss you too!

  2. Jenna, I love all of your scarecrows! Congrats on all the pins. The sunflower scarecrow makes me smile. Looks like a rainy weekend. I am relieved for you that the coast won’t be in the path!

  3. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, your scarecrow is absolutely precious! I can see why he has been pinned so many times. I always admire your beautiful artwork. You are so talented! I can’t wait to see all the Halloween tables next week! Take care, and have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Hmm. I was going to paint Halloween cards for the toddlers this weekend. Maybe I’ll make one of them a scarecrow! Yours is awfully cute! (As always, I might add!)

  5. So cute! I have my granddaughter with us for a few days, so I think I found our art project!

  6. Nancy K says:

    LOVE this. Want to do with my grandchildren. What kind of paint do you use. The colors are so vivid that I’m not sure if it’s acrylic or watercolors.

  7. Kitty says:

    Your scarecrow really does look easy peasy, Jenna, and he’s so cute!

  8. Mary says:

    Just adorable Jenna! ♥

  9. Marielle says:

    This scarecrow is so cute, and your tutorial makes it simple. Thanks for sharing! I’m visiting today from the Wonderful Wednesday link up. Have a great week!

  10. mireilleftm says:

    These are really cute! I am going to have to show this to my little artistic boy: the step by step will make it easy for him to make one!

  11. Awesome, Jenna! I will be featuring your scarecrow tutorial in this week’s Creative Compulsions.


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